Powdered Metal Parts Deburring

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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.

Adaptable and Versatile

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 resources.

A Better Way

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.

4000 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.

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CDMC Offers Custom Deburring Solutions

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It doesn’t matter if you’re in charge of a small operation 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.

Benefits of Regular Deburring

Extends tool life

Minimizes wear and tear

Increases lifespan and productivity

Saves time and money

Dual Benefits

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 deserve this?

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.

Tailored Deburring Solutions

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.

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CDMC Deburring Solutions Support the Manufacturing Industry

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Brush deburring process.

When you’re considering the addition of deburring to your manufacturing processes, we hope you think of the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC). Over the years, we’ve helped many businesses find innovative ways to improve their manufacturing processes through custom deburring solutions.

The process of deburring is a proven way to eliminate thin, rough ridges from metal materials as well as remove rough spots and burrs. The preventative act of deburring not only results in the creation of a better-quality output, it also generates a product that minimizes the possibility of damage to a machine and to the human tasked with using the machine.

The need for deburring machines translates across multiple sectors in the manufacturing industry. At CDMC, we’re proud to say our deburring processes, including abrasive brush machining, de-flashing, and descaling, continue to bring a range of benefits to a multitude of manufacturers that are looking to create better, stronger, more-reliable products.

Family-Owned and Operated

While many manufacturers know our work under the CDMC name, you might not know almost 27 years ago we originally got our start as On-Line Services, Inc. The company was founded by Eric Mutschler. Fourteen years after its founding, Eric sold On-Line Services, Inc. But understanding the importance of quality deburring solutions to the manufacturing industry, Eric later reinvested those assets in a new business in 2009. His investment went into Cleveland Deburring Machine Company, founded by his sons Adam and Christopher.

Knowing the benefits of a good thing, today CDMC occupies the same space in Cleveland where On-Line Services once stood. The Mutschler family understands the importance of offering top-notch deburring services that are simple and streamlined, never complicated.

Quality Stands the Test of Time

Quality work should stand the test of time, so while times change and technology improves, we believe there will always be a need for quality machine finishing solutions. Deburring remains one of the best and most cost-effective ways to minimize wear on parts, extend tool life and increase productivity. We know when tools and machines function more efficiently, our customers save time, money and manpower. Customer-driven, flexible deburring solutions are key to making this a reality.

In the coming years, CDMC will continue to look for ways to improve how we offer custom deburring solutions to our valued customers. This includes utilizing a local supply chain to make parts and assembling machinery in our in-house workshop. We believe efforts such as these allow us to maintain a level of flexibility that helps us meet the evolving deburring demands of the industry and its individual manufacturers. At CDMC, we understand our clients and their needs demand and deserve unique deburring solutions.

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