What is Chamfering?

chamfering solutions

Here at the Cleveland Deburring Machine Company (CDMC), our mission is to provide deburring machine¬†solutions for any need, from manufacturing to aerospace and defense. We believe in ingenuity, and we know that nobody ever got ahead by not innovating, so we’re always interested in trying different methods. Many of our systems use brush deburring, as we’ve found it to be a versatile and effective solution for many different applications, but sometimes other approaches are required.

Profile chamfering is another simple and efficient method of deburring gears, sprockets, and other parts. Chamfering is making a small cut, usually at a 45 degree angle, to remove a 90 degree edge. Chamfering is used in woodworking, in glass cutting, in architecture, and in CAD, and it’s also a useful tool for deburring. Chamfer is a noun as well as a verb, and is also frequently used as the name for such a cut. In common usage, the words “bevel” and “chamfer” are often interchanged, though in technical usage they are slightly different. A chamfer is often specifically used to refer to a beveled edge connecting two surfaces.

In many industries, there are devoted tools used for chamfering. We have several pieces of machinery that can perform profile chamfering, including the Model 1000, the Model 1002, and the Model 2000. Since we believe in constantly innovating, we’ve also unveiled the RZero Deburring Machine, a robotic positioned, totally servo-controlled instrument that can be equipped with a wide variety of tools for deburring, chamfering, and finishing many different parts. You can see an example of the RZero at work chamfering a gear on our YouTube channel.

Our profile chamfering process can be applied in several different ways. Abrasive deburring wheels, carbide rotary files, or a combination of the two are all methods that we’ve used for gears, sprockets, and other parts. By regulating cutting pressure, we control the size of the chamfer produced. Different machines can produce different results, but no matter what your needs, we’ve got the solution for you. And, as always, if one of our ready-made solutions doesn’t fit the bill, we’re happy to customize applications to fill any need.