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Deburring and Finishing are Critical to the Manufacturing Process

Deburring and finishing are critical elements of the manufacturing process. The production of parts would be incomplete without the use of these technologies. Often used as the final step in manufacturing, deburring and finishing are just as important today as when they were applied at the beginning of the industrial age. Deburring is a way to produce smooth, clean edges on parts and machinery. By employing quality deburring processes manufacturers add a measure of safety, consistency and reliability with the production of parts that are free from burrs and edge projections.


A burr is a ridge of roughness on a piece of metal or hard plastic that forms during the shaping or cutting process. Much of deburring occurs with metalwork and related manufacturing. The need to deburr relates to metal strengths. On a spectrum, cast iron rates low. 2024 aluminum used for the construction of aircrafts has a medium tendency for burrs, and 18-8 chrome-nickel steel has a higher propensity for burring because of its soft and easily moldable tendencies. Although such projections can appear to be slight to the naked eye, they have the potential to cause serious issues for people and machinery if not properly removed.

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If not eliminated, these minute inconsistencies have the potential to increase friction. Over time, these small pieces can break off and land in the seams of machinery, eventually leading to interference on the assembly line. If the problem is not rectified, the machine can jam and possibly overheat, causing a dangerous situation on the floor. The imperfection of burrs can also create irregular mating surfaces in parts and machinery. If not attended to, burrs generate unnecessary waste and can be a cause of time lost on the floor for those tasked with remedying these issues.

Machinery and Parts

Some of the most important advantages of investing in quality deburring and finishing services is reliability and repeatability. These processes are a critical part of the manufacturing process and maintenance of machinery and parts prior to installation on the production floor. Beyond enhancing operations, parts and machinery that have been deburred also protect the workforce. The elimination of rough edges lowers the probability of parts jamming in critical mechanisms as well as preventing cuts and bruises for those working the line.

Deburring Solutions

The last step of the manufacturing process is something that should never be overlooked. Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) understands the importance of reliability, consistency and repeatability during processes. We offer a range of cost-effective deburring solutions for high-volume, repeatable processes to flexible, easy-to-adjust solutions. Find out why CDMC is the first word on the last step in the manufacturing process.

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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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The Manufacturing Industry Creates its own Repeatable Processes

deburringAs a trusted manufacturer of deburring tools, The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) knows the tools it designs must be reliable for high-volume and repeatable processes. If an application does not provide an easy-to-adjust solution, meeting the customer’s most important needs cannot happen. If this occurs, there’s a good chance they will not be a customer for long.

Increasingly, customers understand the importance of effective solutions addressing the last step in manufacturing. This is a shift in focus from when manufacturers accepted burrs and sharp edges as an unfortunate side effect. As a result, manufacturers also counted on associated lost productivity and reduced cost-effectiveness. Today, deburring solutions offer a way for manufacturers to create and maintain effective high-volume and repeatable processes.

Looking Further Beyond

The use of precise feed rates, sharp tools, and the proper die clearance allowed manufacturers to look at deburring practices differently. Similarly, the re-imagination of the industry is offering a new generation a reason to take a second look at a career in the manufacturing industry. One way this is occurring is with the celebration of the fourth annual Manufacturing Month in October. The month-long observance, including National Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 2, offers students and others a chance to see how manufacturing is coming together to address problem solving in a whole new way.

Throughout North America, manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada plan more than 1,067 associated events. These include open houses, facility tours, job fairs, product and machine demonstrations and Q&A sessions with those working on the floor. Partners for the event include: the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Hollings Manufacturing Extension. Last year’s event hosted 35,000 attendees, according to mfgday.com.

Another Positive Step

Events such as the annual Manufacturing Month demonstrate an ongoing commitment within the industry and among individual manufacturers to welcome a new generation to the industry. It also shows a collective willingness to showcase the continuous strides happening in the industry. One example of this includes higher manufacturing wages within the state. These wages are approximately 9 percent higher than the state’s average wage, according to Cleveland Plus, a regional-based marketing campaign.

Accommodating New Demands

Everywhere you look, businesses are taking up the call to be innovative and quick to act. Manufacturers within the industry continue to heed this call. If you are looking for a deburring solution that’s cost-effective with the promise of superior customer service, contact the deburring specialists at The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company.

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