The deburring It is a finishing process in which excess material (known as burr) is removed from metal, plastic or other materials, generated in the machining process. The objective of the process is to eliminate irregularities and refine the surface of the piece to achieve the ideal polish or finish.
The process of deburring it is executed manually, using a wide variety of tools. The tool to be used is determined based on the type of material and shape of the piece to be worked.
Tools for deburring
Between the tools Most popular for this process, we find: rotating blades, special blades, scrapers, countersinks and plate cleaner.
Each of these tools It has a specific design, focused on obtaining the perfect finish, based on the type of material of the piece to work, the scope required to reach the surface of the piece in external and internal areas, and the various shapes of the surface of the Workpiece.
A deburring tool for every type of workpiece
Rotary blades are primarily used for rapid deburring of edges, grooves, corners, holes, and external and internal areas. The tool The complete kit is made up of the blade, the blade holder and a handle with a secure grip and ergonomic design, to facilitate work. The instrument operates by bringing the blade into contact with the surface to be deburred and applying the cutting action on said surface.
If the job requires the application of additional force to finish the part and the area to be worked is within easy reach, use the appropriate blade for the shape of the surface, adapted directly to the handle. This for both metal and plastic parts.
If the area to be deburred is not within easy reach, the appropriate blade with a handle extension, also known as a telescopic blade holder, is used to achieve the desired finish.
Depending on the shape and constitution of the area to work, there are blades with different designs, which allows to have an exact contact with the surface of the workpiece, thus obtaining the perfect deburring.
The designs of the blades They vary in shape, length, thickness, and even material. All this to provide the opportunity to obtain a deburring ideal. There are also special blades, these have a specific design to work the external and internal deburring of grooves and wedges or keys. There is also the special blade for working at internal right angles.
The scrapers like the blades, are used for the deburring process of edges, grooves, corners, holes and external and internal areas.
The scraper It is made up of the scraper, the scraper holder and the ergonomic handle. The scraper can be made of steel or ceramic. Is tool It is used by applying force on the surface to be worked and executing the scraping action on said surface.
Depending on the surface to be treated, the scraper with the appropriate design. For easy-to-reach surfaces the tool can be used as standard, connecting the scraper directly to the handle.
For cases of internal areas or difficult to access, it adapts to the tool the scraper holder, thus obtaining a greater reach to execute the deburring.
Due to the great variety of parts that require deburring, there are also a great variety of scrapers with design for every need.
In addition to the designs already shown, there are scrapers rotary and triangular. These scrapers They are specially designed for high precision work on materials such as metals, ceramics and plastics. They have a high quality in their design, which makes them strong and flexible in the deburring process. Ideal for tools of air with high revolutions per minute (RPM). They are used in the aeronautical, electronics, jewelry, foundry industries, among others.
Countersinks, thanks to their design, are especially used for deburring of edges in pipes, tubes and holes. They are made of high quality and speed steel. The tool It consists of the countersink, an ergonomic handle and the countersink holder, which allows it to be connected to the handle. The tool performs its work rotating at a suitable speed, once it makes contact with the surface to be polished or deburred.
When obtaining a clean finish on the edges of holes and tubes, the corresponding countersink is used, according to the size of the workpiece. In order to meet the needs of the market, there is a great diversity of models of countersinks. Among the special models, we find the ideal one for external tube edges.
The dimensions of the possible work pieces are also an important aspect to define the design of this tool. Some options are listed countersinks, created to meet the needs of industries.
The plate cleaner it is a versatile tool, whose design allows it to perform two functions. It is made up of the blade, the blade holder and the ergonomically designed handle.
The position in which the blade is used is what provides the dual functionality of this instrument. To run jobs deburring on the edge of sheets or plates, the bifurcated side of the blade is used. The design of the blade allows cleaning of both sides of the edge, in a single pass.
If you need to work on thicker plates, an additional version of the blade is available. For cases where surface scraping is required, simply turn the blade in use and use its flat edge.
Deburring tools in industries
The need to apply the process of deburring, is present in a wide variety of industries.
The demand of the current world and the quality of its products, opens an important space in the production chains, for the deburring. Since obtaining a clean or polished part is an essential requirement for coupling or meshing parts, after machining, the demand for deburring is big.
The process of deburring and the tools that make it possible, they are a significant link in the production chain of vital areas such as medicine and aeronautics; as well as in commercial areas such as electronics, jewelry, foundry, dies and molds, automotive, plastics, pipes and other industries.