Automated deburring is an innovative technology that improves the deburring process and the overall manufacturing process. This process aims to remove burrs, sharp edges, and unwanted materials from machine parts. Deburring can be done manually or automatically. Automated deburring is preferred over manual deburring because it is faster, more efficient, and more consistent. In this article, we will explore the benefits of automated deburring, explain how it works, and provide examples of its applications in various sectors.
Benefits of Automated Deburring
Automated deburring offers several advantages over manual deburring, such as:
- Improved production efficiency and consistency
- Increased accuracy and precision
- Reduced labor costs and workplace injuries
- Improved surface quality and finish
- Longer tool life and reduced wear and tear
How Does Automated Deburring Work?
Automated deburring machines use different methods to remove burrs and unwanted materials from parts, such as:
- Mechanical deburring: The part is placed inside a chamber with abrasive media, and the chamber is agitated by vibration or tumbling.
- Edge rounding: This method rounds the edges of parts to create a flatter surface area for paint to adhere and prevent corrosion. It can be done manually or automatically, and it is suitable for hard metals and soft materials.
- Surface finishing: This technique is used to remove surface imperfections, such as scratches, nicks, and tool marks. It improves the surface quality and finish of the part, making it more attractive and functional.
Examples of Automated Deburring Applications
Automated deburring is used in various sectors, such as:
- Aerospace: Automated deburring machines are used to remove burrs and sharp edges from aircraft parts, such as engine blades, landing gear, and fuselage sections. Deburring improves the durability, performance, and safety of these parts.
- Automotive: Automated deburring machines are used to remove burrs and unwanted materials from engine components, transmission parts, and body panels. Deburring improves the functionality and appearance of these parts and prevents premature wear and tear.
- Medical: Automated deburring machines are used to remove burrs and sharp edges from medical implants, such as artificial joints, stents, and pacemakers. Deburring improves the biocompatibility, durability, and safety of these implants.
- Electronics: Automated deburring machines are used to remove burrs and unwanted materials from electronic components, such as circuit boards, connectors, and housings. Deburring improves the performance, reliability, and lifespan of these components.
Automated deburing and Cepicat
Automated deburring is a valuable technology that improves the efficiency and quality of the manufacturing process. CEPIMET is our productline of brushes for deburring.
These brushes are used in brushing machines such as Loeser, Weber, Lapmaster Wolters, Loewer, Costa and many more. Another area of application is robotic deburring.
Depending on the area of application, the material and the desired finishing, we offer these brushes in a big variety of grits with silicon carbide, diamond and ceramic grains.