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Hand Deburring

Hand deburring is a process where burrs and sharp or unfinished edges are removed from the surface of a part. Burrs are a result of machining processes that involve grinding, milling, engraving and drilling and can create sharp edges that pose a safety hazard and impact the performance of a part. There are manual and automated processes used for the deburring process and both are effective at removing burrs from edges, slots and drilled holes.

Manual deburring is performed using tools that feature a curved or hook-shaped edge to remove the burrs from the surface. Hand deburring is necessary for a wide range of parts, from critical medical components that need to be delicately deburred under a microscope to larger parts that need to have material removed with sanders or grinders.

Hand deburring requires a talented person for the job, as effective, efficient hand deburring is almost an art form. Arrow Cryogenics′ staff includes employees who have been in our hand deburring department for many years and are experts at what they do. They enjoy their jobs, and it shows in the quality of parts we deliver.

Important Considerations Before Selecting Hand Deburring Services

Hand deburring effectively remove burrs to create a smooth finish that prepares your parts for secondary services or installation. It creates a clean look, helps increase performance and reliability and makes products safer by removing sharp edges. 

Deburring is an effective finishing process, but there are important factors you should consider before deciding on a process. The first and perhaps most important is that depending on the material type, deburring can alter the surface finish and texture of a part. If aesthetics is critical for your component or the part surface is extremely delicate, you want may to consider alternatives. 

Another consideration is that some small burrs may be left behind, depending on the level of detail involved in your part. This isn’t an issue for most parts but if your application requires a completely smooth finish we can discuss some of our alternative finishing options.

Hand deburred metal part

Manual deburring is a very versatile process. A variety of tools can be used, enabling us to finish all types of parts with the same high levels of precision and quality. Because all work is performed by hand, we are able to inspect parts as we go to ensure quality and consistency.

Hand deburring is frequently the best option for deburring parts, especially for deburring low quantities of parts. It is also often the most efficient deburring process, particularly when a quick turnaround is required.

Whatever your hand deburring requirements, you can count on Arrow Cryogenics for superior quality and quick deliveries.

Alternatives to Using Manual Deburring for Metal Parts

Arrow Cryogenics employees have many years of experience and may suggest other options that might be available. Choosing between hand deburring and other deburring methods involves considerations such as material type, part size, surface finish, and size of the burrs being removed. Small burrs can be removed by hand, but larger burrs often require machinery for efficiency and to achieve the desired finish. Manual deburring can also be difficult to perform on incredibly small or intricate parts.

Contact Us to Learn More About Manual Deburring Services

Contact Arrow Cryogenics to discuss whether the manual deburring process is right for your application or to learn more about our harperizing and centrifugal finishing. We also offer sample processing for hand deburring, thermal deburring and vibratory/tumble deburring processes.