Category Archives: Deburring Process

Putting the Green in Powdered Metals Deburring

Think for a moment about the word green. What thoughts or pictures immediately come to mind? For some, the word might trigger thoughts of the color green. For others it might bring to mind an environmental reference or something still in its elemental stages. In manufacturing, the green state refers to powdered metals not yet sintered, or otherwise heated or compressed. When it comes to green powdered metal brush deburring, this is a unique time in the deburring process when it’s easier to remove burrs and preserve base material and unique geometries.

Leader in Green Powder Deburring

The same elements that make greenware easier to deburr also create a greater propensity for fragile parts. This range makes it necessary to use a range of green powdered metal brush deburring that can accommodate the fragile greenware as well as powdered metals that can’t be magnetized before heating.

Green Powdered Metal Brush Deburring Solutions

Mag Series – Perfect for flat parts requiring deburring on each side, the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) Mag series features through feed magnetic conveyors. The inline deburring machines present green powdered metal parts to the deburring brushes at the perfect orientation. One set approaches the greenware from the top and the second from the bottom.

Integrated coolant system

Constant brush pressure

Auto-loading conveyance systems

2-, 4- and6-head platforms

Autoset software

Accommodates parts 1/8 inch to 4 inch think, 6 inches in diameter

4000 Series – Adaptable through-feed deburring machines provide over/under green powdered metal brush deburring simultaneously. The first pair of brushes rotate clockwise and the second pair rotates counterclockwise, resulting in a consistent edge break. Available base sizes can accommodate a multitude of infeed/outfeed orientations.

Dust collection

Higher unit volume

Constant brush pressure

Maximum media usage

Integration with auto-loading conveyance system

Autoset software

Easy changeovers

Ability to deburrs parts 1/8 inch to 3 inches thick

If you’re in the market for a smart and reliable green powdered metal brush deburring solution, talk to the deburring solution experts at The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company. We can provide for a custom-tailored solution for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom applications. Our no-charge application evaluation includes a detailed report and process description in as little as 3 to 5 business days. Contact CDMC today for a deburring machine that’s right for you.

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The Innovations of Powdered Metal Deburring

The importance of sustainability and the reduction of unnecessary waste is an important topic to manufacturers and the customers they serve. As a result, smart manufacturers are continually on the lookout for ways to make processes more efficient for everyone involved. One method that continues to show its usefulness is the process of powdered metal (PM) deburring on PM parts. The powdered metallurgy process uses compacted metal powders from some the strongest elemental metals to form parts. Heat applied just below the melting point joins the metal powders into a strong mass.

Versatile Applications

There are many reasons manufacturers prefer PM, including little scrap metal waste, its sustainability and design versatility. The flexibility in applications for powdered metal parts can create an issue of its own. Because of the low profile of the powdered metal parts, each part requires deburring on both faces to remove burrs. In the past, powdered metal deburring employed nylon disc brushes. This method relied on operators to hand flip the deburring to the opposite side. As with any human-based operation, errors can occur, resulting in broken parts and a loss of important time and resources.

The Powdered Metal Deburring Solution

In response, Cleveland Deburring Machine Company created the Mag 4×2 inline deburring machine for powdered metal deburring. The deburring machine has two production platforms and incorporates three magnetic conveyors. Powdered metal parts receive deburring from two nylon brush heads that rotate in opposite directions. A second conveyor deburrs on the opposite face from below. The third conveyor passes each powdered metal part through a demagnetizer below conveyance to a sintering furnace. Repeatable deburring results translates into reduced downtime, improved optimization and better consistency.

As a trusted supplier of powdered metal deburring services for high-volume, repeatable processes and flexible solutions, we understand the importance of quick delivery, cost-effective solutions, and superior customer service.

If you’re in the market for a smart and reliable powdered metal deburring solution, talk to the deburring solution experts at The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company. We can provide for a custom-tailored solution for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom applications. Our no-charge application evaluation includes a detailed report and process description in as little as 3 to 5 business days. Contact CDMC today for a deburring machine that’s right for you.

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What is the Deburring Process

At the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC), we’re regularly speaking to members of the manufacturing industry about their processes, their product outcomes, and their needs. Many of them are refining their processes to reach greater quality standards, some are trying to improve their processes to re-attain a quality level they’ve enjoyed in the past. But, for almost all of these clients, we’re hearing about a need for deburring along the manufacturing line. Fortunately, here at CDMC, that’s exactly what we do.

The deburring process, for those who aren’t familiar, is a process that removes built-up burrs and other imperfections from a finished surface. A burr is a ridge or area of roughness produced during the cutting of metal parts or materials. In some cases, burrs are created in cutting plastic parts or materials as well. The problem that burrs create stems from their build up. When a machine part becomes “impacted” by a build-up of burrs, the end-product coming off that machine can suffer quality issues. As anyone in the manufacturing industry can imagine, rough edges on a piece of metal that is meant to be combined or joined with another piece of metal is going to negatively impact the seal or the edge or corner of the finished product. In short, rough edges don’t form a perfect joint when fitted together. Burrs can also create a plating build-up on edges, or, in some cases, edge fractures in certain kinds of materials. This, of course, can be a serious issue when the end product is meant to hold up well under stress, strain, or pressure. Fortunately, much can be done to eliminate the presence of burrs in manufacturing, saving product quality, reducing waste, and improving finished product numbers. Deburring is one of the solutions.

Some have asked about the deburring process, how it’s accomplished. Here at CDMC, we’ve engineered and built deburring solutions to meet the needs of numerous manufacturers in a wide variety of industries and markets. And, although each deburring solution is often tailored to the needs of the client, the deburring process is much the same.

At CDMC, we have a number of deburring machines on hand to perform a wide variety of different deburring processes on common types of gears, sprockets, and similar machine parts. In developing a deburring solution, we know that certain variables – such as cycle times, part sizes, loading, and other specific limitations – must be considered. The deburring processes developed by CDMC often allow for brushing and deburring on both sides of each part as it passes through the machine. In some cases, the parts are fed to the machine manually. In others, robotic loading is employed. Some machines make use of a magnetic conveyor belt (each part can be subsequently demagnetized as it exits the machine when needed). In the end, the deburring process offers a consistent, reliable, and repeatable deburring to the part that is fed to the machine.

The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company has earned itself a name for custom-tailoring deburring solutions to a wide variety of client needs. Contact CDMC for a solution tailored to your needs.

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