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Deburring Racing Components for Performance and Longetivity

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The problem with anything made from metal, be it aluminum or steel, is that there are always imperfections and blemishes that cause a lot of hassle for those looking for performance quality. This is particularly the case in high-stakes situations—auto racing for example, where every millisecond of performance is crucial.

Deburring of the engine and other metal parts of the car is essential for racers. With a lot of patience, you can give your engine block or other key racing components the preparation and maintenance it needs to keep her running smooth and lasting longer after much use. Check out these tips and you’ll see how the deburring process is right for all your performance necessities.

Just Do it

Yea so this might be an overwhelming task. You’ll have to set aside some time for deburring. Both new stock engine and older engines need deburring for optimal performance. However, some drivers have a hard time seeing their beloved hood empty during this process.

Align-honing your mains is time well spent. Cleaning out every nook and cranny of the blocks can really pay off. For best results, leave it to a professional for precision work. However, less-professional racers can sometimes do this at home. Regardless, get your hands dirty or find someone you trust and you’ll see the effects it can have.

Investigate the Ways

There’s a lot of ways that you can get started on that old block to improve performance, and each has its approach, costs, and results. Your choice of approach may differ on your need and your level of racing. If you’re an amateur enthusiast working from your garage, you can go for a “by hand” approach although it’ll take the most amount of time. You can also use abrasives to help you out, which is what most professionals use in their process. A new cold air blasting method has been used for those who don’t want to get all chemical on their intimate engine parts. It uses an icy blast of air to displace the burrs and works wonderfully on cast parts.

More than Just the engine

All the parts of a vehicle used in racing can have blemishes. Whether aluminum or steel, these parts should be taken care of intricately by a deburring process. Take special care of gears, especially in the transmission. Superfinishing can not only extend the life of the parts but increase the performance also.

Remember that these processes and approaches are ideas for maintaining and improving your race car components. While they may take an investment of money and time, they pay off in the long run. If you are unsure about what process is best for your performance parts within the engine, transmission, or drive train, give us a call!

This article brought to you by The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company. CDMC can provide a deburring solution for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, automotive deburring, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom deburring 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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