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Deburring Metal Parts

Deburring Services Using Electropolishing

A burr is a raised edge or small piece of material remaining attached to a workpiece after a modification process. It is usually an unwanted piece of material and is removed with a deburring tool in a process called ‘deburring’.

Deburring Stainless Steel

Burrs are most commonly created by machining operations, such as grinding, drilling, milling, engraving or turning.  It may be present in the form of a fine wire on the edge of a freshly sharpened tool or as a raised portion of a surface; this type of burr is commonly formed when a hammer strikes a surface.

Deburring accounts for a significant portion of manufacturing costs.

Benefits of Deburring With Electropolishing

  • Removes iron from the surface and enhances the chromium/nickel content providing the most superior form of passivation for stainless steel.
  • May reduce the size of some parts when needed.
  • Provides a clean and smooth surface that is more easily sterilized.
  • Polishes areas inaccessible by other polishing methods.
  • Improves the surface finish by leveling micro-peaks and micro-valleys.
  • Removes small amounts of the material from part surfaces.
  • The metal is polished to have a beautiful shine.

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