When engineers and designers cut metal products, the metal can develop burrs. This can damage the quality of the finished product, leaving it rough and flawed instead of smooth and polished. To resolve this, our engineers and designers at S&B Metal Products use a variety of deburring and grinding methods. With our proven techniques, we improve and maintain the quality of your finished product.

What Is a Burr?

A burr is a small piece or edge that is raised or attached to a piece of metal. The metal could be at any stage of the modification process when this flaw occurs. This can happen in a variety of machining methods, whether drilling, grinding, engraving, milling, or turning.

How Do We Remove the Burr?

Typically, the unwanted feature is “deburred,” which actually makes up a large part of the cost of manufacturing. If an engineer or designer isn’t familiar with common deburring techniques, it can be frustrating and inefficient to deburr final products. Fortunately, our team is experienced with deburring!

Before deburring, we take note of several details. First, the location of the burr is important when considering how to remove it; if the burr is on the edge of a product or inside a drilled hole, engineers will need to use a different approach for deburring.

Second, the length of the burr is also a large factor when thinking about which deburring technique to use. Third, our designers will also look at how many edges are affected by the burr because the machine must keep a sustainable, efficient flow to smooth the flawed surface.

Fourth, the height and size of the burr must be categorized according to our five systems, as different deburring methods are better for different heights and sizes of burrs.

Why Is Deburring Important?

At S&B Metal Products, we make deburring a top priority because we know how crucial it is to the success of your final product. Some metal products can be dangerous. For example, if a burr is in a metal product used for food service or preparation, the burr can cause small metal pieces to sliver into the food or beverages and seriously harm a person.

As another example, medical tools that are made of metal cannot have burrs because the rough edges could cause damage during surgery or be hazardous in other situations. Commercial aircraft must have a smooth, burr-free finish so that important parts are not flawed and fail in the middle of takeoff, landing, or flying.

Request a Quote on Deburring/Grinding

Contact S&B Metal Products today to learn more about our approaches for deburring and grinding your metal product! We look forward to helping you with your project, from start to finish, beginning today.