Though deburring may appear to be a fairly simple task, Owens considers it to be an important one. In our deburring department alone, we have employees who have been with us for over 30+ years. Each of them undertakes the microscopic deburring of complex projects with unparalleled attention to detail. Based on their significant experience, they develop special finishing compounds for mirror finish polishing and solutions for Electro Polishing.
CNC (Computer Numerical Control) deburring is a process used to remove burrs, or rough edges, from the surface of a workpiece that has been machined using a CNC machine. CNC deburring can be done manually or automatically using specialized equipment. Manual CNC deburring involves using hand tools, such as deburring brushes or files, to remove burrs from the surface of the workpiece. This method is often used for small batches or for deburring complex shapes that cannot be easily reached with automated equipment.
Automated CNC deburring, on the other hand, uses specialized deburring machines or robots to remove burrs from the workpiece. These machines typically use a combination of tools, such as grinding wheels, abrasive belts, or brushes, to remove burrs from the surface of the workpiece. Automated CNC deburring is often used for high-volume production runs, as it is faster and more consistent than manual deburring. CNC deburring is important because burrs can affect the performance and appearance of a workpiece. Burrs can cause issues with fit and function, and they can also be sharp and potentially dangerous. Removing burrs helps to ensure that the workpiece meets quality standards and is safe to use.
Normal CNC shops use machines to complete their deburring and polishing processes, resulting in machined parts with rough edges and tiny holes not effectively cleaned. Owens Industries, on the other hand, is anything but “normal” when it comes to their CNC machining services. We know deburring is as important a process as the machining itself. For the highest precision, attention to detail and accuracy must be applied from the start of a job to its completion.
Owens Industries has applied this attention to detail to each and every component machined in our Wisconsin facility. Our deburring department has 30 X Power Magnification Microscopes at every deburring station, along with trained employees skilled in micro deburring.
Owens Industries serves these industries and more, consistently exceeding industry quality standards and the capabilities of normal CNC machine shops. We are happy to take on prototype or production machining work.
There are several types of burrs that can occur on the surface of a workpiece as a result of machining or other manufacturing processes. Some common types of burrs include:
External burrs: These are burrs that protrude from the surface of the workpiece and can be felt with the fingers. External burrs are typically the easiest to remove and are often removed using hand tools or automated deburring equipment.
Internal burrs: These are burrs that are located inside a hole or opening in the workpiece and are not visible from the outside. Internal burrs can be more difficult to remove and may require specialized deburring tools or techniques.
Edge burrs: These are burrs that occur on the edges of the workpiece and are often caused by cutting or grinding processes. Edge burrs can be difficult to remove and may require deburring tools with fine or flexible points to access the burr.
Fillet burrs: These are small, rounded burrs that occur at the corners or edges of the workpiece. Fillet burrs are often caused by the use of high-speed cutting tools and may be difficult to remove without damaging the surrounding material.
Flank burrs: These are burrs that occur on the flanks, or sides, of the workpiece. Flank burrs are typically caused by the use of high-speed cutting tools and can be difficult to remove without damaging the surrounding material.
Improved fit and function: Burrs can cause issues with the fit and function of a workpiece, such as difficulty in assembling parts or interference with other components. Removing burrs helps to ensure that the workpiece fits and functions properly.
Enhanced safety: Burrs can be sharp and potentially dangerous, especially if they are on a component that is handled frequently. Removing burrs helps to reduce the risk of injury and improve the overall safety of the workpiece.
Increased efficiency and productivity: Burrs can cause delays in production and increase the time and effort required to assemble and use a workpiece. Removing burrs can help to streamline the manufacturing process and increase efficiency and productivity.
Improved appearance: Burrs can negatively impact the appearance of a workpiece, making it look unfinished or unprofessional. Removing burrs helps to improve the overall appearance of the workpiece and enhance its visual appeal.
Enhanced quality control: Removing burrs is an important step in the quality control process, as it helps to ensure that the workpiece meets the required standards and specifications. This can help to reduce the risk of defects and improve customer satisfaction.
Choose Owens Industries for all your CNC machining needs-from discussing your design with our manufacturing engineers, through the 5-axis or EDM machining process, to by-hand deburring, Owens will be completely dedicated to providing services with the highest precision results.