Manufacturing of parts through drilling, machining, forging, stamping or molding often results in sharp raised edges, seams or burrs on the part that can interfere with its functioning and safety. Read More…
OTEC Precision Finish, Inc.North Kingstown, RI | 401-398-0045
OTEC Precision Finish, Inc. is a world-class supplier of mass finishing equipment and supplies. Our primary products include centrifugal disc, drag and stream finishing machines to meet all of your deburring, polishing, grinding and honing requirements.$$$
Acme Manufacturing CompanyAuburn Hills, MI | 248-393-7300
We manufacture surface finishing equipment for the production manufacturing industry. Our machines include deburring machines, buffing and polishing equipment, micropolishing machines and robotic finishing equipment. We serve both domestic and international markets, so call Acme Manufacturing!$$$
ATI Industrial Automation, Inc.Apex, NC | 919-772-0115
ATI Industrial Automation is the leading engineering-based world developer of robotic accessories and robot arm tooling, including Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors, Rotary Joints, and Compliance Devices. Our robot end-effector products are found in thousands of successful applications around the world.$$$
Great Lakes Finishing EquipmentSouth Elgin, IL | 708-345-5300
Great Lakes Finishing Equipment, Inc. is a leading supplier of the deburring equipment, machines, and supplies for all your mass finishing projects. This equipment includes continuous systems, vibratory bowls, tubs, and high energy centrifugal barrel machines. Let our deburring specialists work with you to find the best deburring machinery for your project.$$$
Rosler Metal Finishing USA, LLCBattle Creek, MI | 269-441-3000
From delicate deburring to aggressive sandblasting & shot peening, Rosler Metal Finishing will show you why they’re called the World's Leader in Surface Finishing, with a full line of blasting equipment, mass finishing equipment & consumables. With a solution for every surface, Rosler has the right deburring equipment & thousands of media types made in the USA to achieve optimum finishing results.$$$
Accidents, injuries or major production delays can all result from a small notch or defect on the surface of a part. In order for a part to be most effective in terms of operation, aesthetics, function and quality, the burrs must be taken off. Through the process of buffing, polishing or vibratory finishing in a deburring machine, burrs or imperfections on the surface of a part or component can be removed. Deburring machines can be simple, hand-held tools to work with smaller, more fragile pieces of equipment, or they can be large automated systems with wheels, belts and vibratory tools.
A vibratory tumbler is an example of a common deburring machine in which the parts are placed in the tumbler, or sealed drum, with deburring media such as ceramics, glass or the more natural corn cob media. The barrel agitates the parts and deburring media with a side-to-side vibratory motion, causing friction and grinding. This movement polishes the parts and removes unwanted surface burrs. Vibratory finishers are similar to tumblers but are more complex and typically include conveyor systems and vibrating sections.
Deburring media and tumbling media are chosen depending on the type of machine used, and the type of part needing deburring. Common materials include ceramics, synthetic plastics and organic compounds such as corn cob and walnut shells. Particle size and hardness play an important role in the process and so must be considered carefully. Wet media is sometimes used to add a protective coating for the parts, or to add a coloring agent.
Some automated deburring machinery uses robotic technology for precision deburring and polishing, especially for parts such as gears or engine components. Larger unfinished parts maybe require a deburring machine such as a cabinet or benchtop polisher. There are many different uses for deburring machines, but industrial applications include finishing molds and dies, cleaning components for pharmaceutical or chemical components, aerospace and automotive parts etc.
In these industries, it is important that a smooth surface is achieved to prevent possible areas of stress and weakness, and to allow for the accurate scientific or mathematical analysis of component performance.