Now an accepted part of manufacturing, powdered metals provides additional strength to greenware, which can be variable in terms of its sturdiness. Its strength comes from the use of compacted metal powders bonded with heat. The process also produces little in terms of scrap metal waste, a benefit to any manufacturer looking to build a more sustainable operation.
To further increase the benefits of
powdered metal parts and their use, CDMC believes manufacturers need and
deserve solutions tailored to powdered metals that improve on the last stage of
the deburring process.
To this end, CDMC offers a line of
powdered metal deburring machines. This includes the Mag Series. The Mag Series
accommodates through-feed, in-line deburring on both sides. The machines offer
a series of magnetic conveyors, which bring the powdered metal parts to a
series of brushes. The adaptable through-feed machine helps eliminate earlier
issues of having to turn the piece over to deburr the other side and lessen the
ambiguity introduced by the human element.
compensation system to maintain brush pressure
At the beginning of 2020, sustainability showed up on the trends lists of almost every major industry. But sustainability isn’t just a New Year’s buzzword. Increasingly, sustainability is becoming an achievable goal for a growing number of consumers and companies. Never one-size-fits-all, sustainability is incorporated into multiple elements, from the food we eat to the clothing we wear. Sustainability is also a continuing commitment in the manufacturing industry.
Working toward such a goal is easier when
looking at the bottom line and there is a natural reason to emphasize the
reduction of unnecessary waste. Therefore, manufacturers are always looking for
ways to make their processes more efficient throughout the supply chain. One
tried-and-true aspect of sustainability includes the use of powdered metal
deburring on powdered metal parts.
Powdered metal parts are an important part of the manufacturing landscape and because of varying levels of strength of greenware used, some options may be sturdier than others. When part strength is critical, consider the use of powdered metal deburring. The reliable process uses compacted metal powder that’s sourced from some of the sturdiest elemental metals. Heat at just below the point of melting joins the metal powders into a cohesion of strength. The use of powdered metal is preferred by manufacturers because it produces very little scrap metal waste. The reduction of waste supports comprehensive sustainability measures and offers versatility of design.
Although the use of powdered metals
offers versatility, there are some issues in the process that CDMC set out to
improve. The low profile of powdered metal parts requires deburring to remove
burrs on both faces. Machines of the past employed nylon disc brushes, a method
that required operators to use their hands to flip the object to its opposite
side. With such a method came human error, which resulted in a loss of time and
CDMC understood there was a safer and
more efficient way to deburr these critical pieces. In response, the company
created the Mag Series and the 4000 Series deburring machines to reduce
downtime, boost optimization and improve consistency of operations.
Mag Series – Through-feed, in-line deburring machines are ready to tackle the high production of flat parts in need of deburring on both sides. Parts are conveyed using a series of magnetic conveyors and are available in 2-, 4- or 6-head platforms and in Mag T versions.
Series Green Powder Deburring Machine – Adaptable
through-feed deburring machines deburr parts on opposing sides and brushes
offer simultaneous two-side deburring to accommodate almost any infeed/outfeed
orientation, also available with OLS’s exclusive Auto Amp Compensation system.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in charge of a smalloperation or a large one, quality always matters. Therefore, CDMC believes there’s always a place for finishing processes using a reliable deburring solution. Deburring remains one of the most trusted ways to remove the sharp edges and burrs from individual pieces and elements large and small. Regular use of the deburring process also keeps machinery safer in good working order and protects those who operate the machinery.
of Regular Deburring
Extends tool life
Minimizes wear and
Saves time and money
When we talk about specialized deburring technology we often think of
the benefits for the manufacturer, but better maintained tools and equipment through
deburring also benefits your customers. The finishing surface deburring provides
enables an unmatched level of productivity and safety. This means customers not
only see they are receiving a great product with a superior level of precision,
but they also know a product was prepared in an environment that prioritizes
the safety of its workers. Don’t your business, your customers and your workers
Knowing that the deburring needs of each
customer is unique, we hate to think of the deburring process being lumped in as
anything as generic as one-size-fits-all. This process is anything but!
Deburring takes many things into consideration. For example, do we need machine
angled or straight edges? Is the workpiece flat or is it a cylindrical gear or
sprocket? Maybe the piece needs a precise 90-degree edge or perhaps we should
correct the micro burrs produced from chamfering. It’s all different, and that
deserves a solution that’s anything but one-size-fits-all.
When you choose to explore a deburring solution with Cleveland Deburring Machine Company, you’ll never receive a “one-size-fits-all” answer. Instead, we look for ways to customize each deburring option to your exact needs. We’ll start your needs assessment by looking at standard deburring options for gears, sprockets, powdered materials and fluid power parts. Next working together, we’ll determine if this is the best starting point or if a there is a better solution.
To learn more about our custom-made options, contact us about a no-cost application evaluation. This will help us determine your exact requirements and find the right deburring system to serve your needs. When you need custom deburring solutions, remember Cleveland Deburring Machine Company.