At Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co., we make the custom metal fabrication process look easy. That’s what happens when you’ve been in business for 45 years! However, there are many steps when it comes to metal fabrication. Deburring is an essential step in that process.
What Is Deburring?
Metal can be a difficult medium to work with. It often has imperfections that are only amplified during the fabrication process. In order to get rid of these imperfections, metal is grinded, milled, engraved and drilled. However, these steps can create burrs. Burrs are rough edges left on a piece of metal by the tools used in the fabrication process. There are three main types of burrs, namely breakout, rollover and Poisson.
Deburring is the process that removes burrs from metal. Metal can be deburred in several different ways including manually, electronically, mechanically as well as by using thermal energy.
Why Is Deburring Important for Custom Metal Fabrication?
Deburring is important for custom metal fabrication because it improves an enclosure’s strength and longevity. It’s crucial that burrs are removed because, if not, they can cause serious damage to enclosures. For example, failure to deburr metal can cause problems with the material, electrical charge, a shortened life cycle and more.