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Putting the Green in Powdered Metals Deburring

Think for a moment about the word green. What thoughts or pictures immediately come to mind? For some, the word might trigger thoughts of the color green. For others it might bring to mind an environmental reference or something still in its elemental stages. In manufacturing, the green state refers to powdered metals not yet sintered, or otherwise heated or compressed. When it comes to green powdered metal brush deburring, this is a unique time in the deburring process when it’s easier to remove burrs and preserve base material and unique geometries.

Leader in Green Powder Deburring

The same elements that make greenware easier to deburr also create a greater propensity for fragile parts. This range makes it necessary to use a range of green powdered metal brush deburring that can accommodate the fragile greenware as well as powdered metals that can’t be magnetized before heating.

Green Powdered Metal Brush Deburring Solutions

Mag Series – Perfect for flat parts requiring deburring on each side, the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC) Mag series features through feed magnetic conveyors. The inline deburring machines present green powdered metal parts to the deburring brushes at the perfect orientation. One set approaches the greenware from the top and the second from the bottom.

Integrated coolant system

Constant brush pressure

Auto-loading conveyance systems

2-, 4- and6-head platforms

Autoset software

Accommodates parts 1/8 inch to 4 inch think, 6 inches in diameter

4000 Series – Adaptable through-feed deburring machines provide over/under green powdered metal brush deburring simultaneously. The first pair of brushes rotate clockwise and the second pair rotates counterclockwise, resulting in a consistent edge break. Available base sizes can accommodate a multitude of infeed/outfeed orientations.

Dust collection

Higher unit volume

Constant brush pressure

Maximum media usage

Integration with auto-loading conveyance system

Autoset software

Easy changeovers

Ability to deburrs parts 1/8 inch to 3 inches thick

If you’re in the market for a smart and reliable green powdered metal brush deburring solution, talk to the deburring solution experts at The Cleveland Deburring Machine Company. We can provide for a custom-tailored solution for gears, sprockets, aerospace and defense, power transmission, powdered metals, fluid power and custom 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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Deburring Solutions for Powdered Metal Parts

To be a leader in deburring technology for powdered metal parts, it’s important to keep in mind that some forms of these parts (particularly greenware) are more fragile than others. Special processes and handling are often required to ensure the effectiveness of the deburring process. This kind of special handling will also preserve the integrity of the powdered metal product.

Note: When we speak of greenware parts, we are talking specifically about powdered metal parts that haven’t been through the final sintering process. During the deburring process, these parts should be handled delicately, due to the fact that they are typically very fragile before the sintering process and often can’t be magnetized.

Deburring Solutions for Powdered Metal Parts and Greenware:

1. Sturdier greenware, that which is well-suited to traditional deburring processes and handling, is best addressed by a process that makes use of through-feed, in-line deburring machines. These high-production deburring machines, such as the CDMC Mag series machines, are ideally suited to handle deburring needs on powdered metal parts that require deburring on both sides – via a magnetic conveyor. The magnetic conveyor is an essential piece of the deburring process, due to the fact that it can handle the parts without hand flipping that often results in broken pieces and a rise in associated costs. The Mag series machines feature Auto Amp Compensation which allows the machine to automatically adjust the brushes and compensate for wear. In addition, the Mag series machines are a benefit in that they are built with an integrated cooling system that reduces the cost of brush media as well as per-piece costs during deburring.

2. For powdered greenware pieces that are too fragile to be run through larger machines – or cannot be magnetized during the deburring process – the CDMC 4000 series machines are the optimum solution. Given the special handling needed for many types of greenware pieces, there are a limited number of deburring solutions available. Fortunately, the 4000 Series comes from a unique family of through-feed deburring solutions that are well-adapted to many different types of parts that require special handling. The 4000 series, like the Mag series, handles parts that need deburring on both faces. But what makes them different from the Mag series is the fact that the brushes are arranged in an over and under fashion – allowing two-side deburring without the assistance of a magnetized conveyor belt. Constant brush pressure is maintained throughout the deburring process – maximizing the life of the brushes and ensuring consistent quality output.

Some machines feature integrated dust collection, others are geared toward higher output, others feature special software that makes changeover from one type of part to another quick and easy. Due to the fact that there are a number of solutions available for deburring powdered metal products, it is always best to consult with a deburring solutions specialist.

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