If your metalworking shop has looked into offering the removal of burrs as a service to your customers, you’re likely already aware of the fact that there are many approaches to doing this. It can be a bit overwhelming at times to pick one method, which is why we’ve put together this list of things to know before choosing a deburring method.
Not All Burrs Need To Be Removed
Many people assume that pieces of metal that have burrs must have them removed—this isn’t the case. The main reason for this is that there are times when the part of the metal with the burr will be in an area that won’t contact other metal or people. Burrs can be obstructive or even dangerous, but they won’t be doing any harm if they’re on the bottom or inside of a metal piece.
While turning down deburring requests for these reasons isn’t great for business, it’s still something that you need to know about. The last thing you want is a customer finding out that they didn’t need to pay you for a particular deburring service; this may lead them to either come in to complain or leave a poor review of your business online.
There Are Ways To Make Burrs Easier To Remove
If you are the ones who are shaping the metal for your customers, there are steps to take that will make the removal of burrs much easier for you. The first step is to simply make them smaller. If the burrs are small enough, you could probably even remove them by hand.
However, it’s not always possible to control their size. Another thing you could do is position them in areas that are more convenient to access. More open sides of the metal will make the deburring process much easier and save you a lot of time.
The Process Can Cause Negative Effects
The last thing to know before choosing a deburring method is that it’s not always a simple process. Due to the numerous ways that you can remove burrs from a piece of metal, there will be some options that simply don’t work as well as others for the metal in question.
That’s why it’s a good idea to look into the selection of Mr. Deburr finishing machines we have in stock. With one of these machines, you can easily change out the media to better suit the needs of the metal that needs deburring, removing any fear of messing it up.
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