The Innovations of Powdered Metal Deburring
The importance of sustainability and the reduction of unnecessary waste is an important topic to manufacturers and the customers they serve. As a result, smart manufacturers are continually on the lookout for ways to make processes more efficient for everyone involved. One method that continues to show its usefulness is the process of powdered metal (PM) deburring on PM parts. The powdered metallurgy process uses compacted metal powders from some the strongest elemental metals to form parts. Heat applied just below the melting point joins the metal powders into a strong mass.
There are many reasons manufacturers prefer PM, including little scrap metal waste, its sustainability and design versatility. The flexibility in applications for powdered metal parts can create an issue of its own. Because of the low profile of the powdered metal parts, each part requires deburring on both faces to remove burrs. In the past, powdered metal deburring employed nylon disc brushes. This method relied on operators to hand flip the deburring to the opposite side. As with any human-based operation, errors can occur, resulting in broken parts and a loss of important time and resources.
The Powdered Metal Deburring Solution
In response, Cleveland Deburring Machine Company created the Mag 4×2 inline deburring machine for powdered metal deburring. The deburring machine has two production platforms and incorporates three magnetic conveyors. Powdered metal parts receive deburring from two nylon brush heads that rotate in opposite directions. A second conveyor deburrs on the opposite face from below. The third conveyor passes each powdered metal part through a demagnetizer below conveyance to a sintering furnace. Repeatable deburring results translates into reduced downtime, improved optimization and better consistency.
As a trusted supplier of powdered metal deburring services for high-volume, repeatable processes and flexible solutions, we understand the importance of quick delivery, cost-effective solutions, and superior customer service.
If you’re in the market for a smart and reliable powdered metal 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.