Metal fabrication is more than just cutting a part; it’s an all-encompassing process of conceptualization, design, iteration, prepping, cutting and post-processing. All team members must take meticulous steps to ensure that every step is completed correctly. An important step that is commonly overlooked is post-processing. This article will help you better understand why deburring is important for metal fabrication projects.

Removes Markings

Deburring ensures a higher quality finish on completed part. Sometimes machines such as plasma cutters can leave unwanted markings and jagged edges on metals. As a result, operators typically use some sort of deburring method to smooth the part. This process is either done manually with a brush machine or with an automated surface finishing machine, which produces a smooth finished part. Metal fab shops provide thousands of products to varying industries. Since these parts are engineered to be precise, every cut and angle has to be exact. This means there must not be any burrs, rough edges, scratches, or dents that can alter how parts fit together.

Improves Safety

While traditional brush machines can get the job done, they are slightly variable in finish from part to part due to the mostly manual process with these machines. Operator fatigue is also a common problem with such an intensive manual repetitive process. Automated deburring machines can improve employee safety and fatigue. With these deburring machines jagged and sharp edges are finished in the machine eliminating the risk that the operator cuts themself manually deburring and finishing the parts. The same holds true for smoothing parts, if fabricators smooth out cracks and polish surfaces manually, they put themselves at a higher risk of injury. For these reasons, investing in automated deburring machines greatly reduce the operator’s risk of injury.

This article explained why deburring is important for metal fabrication projects. For starters, deburring gets rid of any pesky burrs, jagged edges, markings, and scratches that are present after part is produced. In essence, deburring is the final step of post-processing the finished part. Automated finishing machines streamline the finishing process while improving workers’ safety and help employers avoid workers compensations claims. Deburring is an essential step in the finishing process, it’s hard to understand why any organization would continue with the traditional manual process when automating the process speeds up the overall process saving your organization valuable time and money. Contact us to get started.

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