Deburring Applications for Aerospace & Defense

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Variety is the spice of life. As the go-to source for deburring solutions, Cleveland Deburring Machine Company is proud to work with clients from a range of industries. Those we’ve worked with have discovered how reliable deburring solutions help manufacturing processes run smoother while raising the level of safety for employees working the machines. While a raised edge or a rough spot might not seem like a big deal, overtime these burrs can compromise safety, cause immeasurable damage and be a drain on time and resources if not looked after.

Aerospace & Defense

One thing CDMC prides itself on is the creation of deburring solutions that address specific challenges as it pertains to different parts and metals used within that industry. As you might imagine, these can be highly specialized and require unique solutions. An example of one area of such specialization is with deburring applications for the aerospace and defense industry.

After experiencing a solid year in 2018, the aerospace and defense industry continues to have strong growth as a result of greater demand for passenger travel and global military spending on the rise. Commercial aircraft production and strong defense spending are also expected to rise, according to Deloitte’s 2019 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook report.

For many industries, aerospace and defense is a desired partner because of the number of jobs it creates. More than 1 million American workers are directly employed, and additional jobs are created through partnerships with other business and manufacturers that serve the aerospace and defense industry. Such numbers are directly responsible for boosting local and national economies.

At CDMC, we’re proud to partner with those in the aerospace and defense industry because it allows us to stretch our knowledge as we create new solutions specific to the materials and parts needs of the industry. This includes solutions for the use of nickel and titanium alloys used for the development of aircraft and defense mechanism parts. Because these alloys can be difficult to machine, deburring is a critical element for the industry when it comes to metal cutting and forming and finishing on a variety of parts.

Aerospace & Defense Deburring

Titanium Turbine Blades

Titanium Compressor Gear Deburring

Pinion Gear Deburring

Deburring is a proven process to eliminate thin ridges from a variety of metal materials as well as eliminate rough spots and burrs that can cause damage to a machine and a human. No matter your industry or market, Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) has a deburring solution to meet your needs.

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Why the Pharmaceutical Industry Should Have a Deburring Process

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Accuracy is critical in many industries but in the pharmaceutical industry, accuracy or lack thereof can easily be a matter of life or death. As a result, manufacturers in the industry must have machines and parts that are accurate and dependable. Anything that’s produced on these lines must be predictable and repeatable. Those in the industry know that even the smallest alteration being off spec has the potential to produce disastrous results. As the scale of the operation grows, these tenets become even more important.

The resulting margin for error is often small. A change in calibration or quantity, a small burr or an irregularity in a part, gasket or fitting could all spell trouble. Any one of these things might be the cause of a leak, mismeasurement or an even larger problem that could completely stop production on the line. While a production stop is not good in any industry, it’s downright dangerous when experienced in the pharmaceutical industry.

Many of the pharmaceutical products produced are time-sensitive and an unexpected delay could mean an entire batch needs to be thrown away, an unfortunate waste of time and money. Not to mention how a leak or mix that’s not kept sterile could endanger workers in the process. Therefore, quality deburring machinery is an important asset to all manufacturing processes. Having reliable deburring equipment in place can add an additional layer of safety for the pharmaceutical manufacturers as more and more take on the work of medical-grade components.

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A Reliable Deburring Solution is Important to Manufacturers

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When looked at in isolation, a thin raised ridge or a spot of roughness might seem like no big problem. With caution, these areas could be worked around and those dealing with the product could be extra cautious. What’s not considered is how a raised edge or rough area has the potential to compromise the productivity of a manufacturing line as well as jeopardize the safety of those working the line.

Deburring Solution

Therefore, finding a reliable deburring solution is so important to manufacturers. Deburring is a proven process to eliminate thin ridges from a variety of metal materials as well as eliminate rough spots and burrs that can cause damage to a machine and a human. Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) offers several deburring solutions to manufacturers and markets.

Deburring Needs

With the ability to build and configure deburring machine solutions for next to any application, CDMC recommends beginning your needs assessment by looking at some of the standard deburring practices such as gears, sprockets, powdered materials and fluid power parts. Once initial needs are determined, CDMC can help tailor a deburring solution to the exacting requirements of each customer.

Standard Deburring Practices

Fluid Power Parts are available in many sizes and shapes. These components include gearmotors, pump housings and pump gears. When considering a deburring practice, it’s important to consider the parts from many angles. To meet these varying angles, the deburring process must apply consistent brush pressure. This ensures the multi-faceted parts receive adequate preparation on all sides as well as above and below.

Gears are an essential element of machines. The use which dates back into the third century with applications by Greek mechanics. Consistent usage of gears creates burrs. This is true for several gears including a parallel axis gear, a ring gear, bevel gear or a pump gear. Use creates wear and a deburring process, used consistently, can keep gears functioning effectively for the long-term.

Powdered metals are metal parts not yet exposed to the sintering process. As a result, this fragile greenware demands care in handling and deburring. Powdered metals also cannot be magnetized during any part of the pre-sintering process. Do not fear! CDMC is here to help with special needs. We have deburring solutions ready to accommodate any special handling requirements and output needs.

Sprocket is a loose definition for any wheel form possessing radial projections. These offshoots help engage passing chain, track and tread. Applications for sprockets are large and small, from massive tanks on the battlefield to luminous film passing through a projector. CDMC can meet demands for sprocket deburring throughout the automation and manufacturing industries, offering solutions for sprockets on both faces and multi-row sprockets, too.

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