Deburring Metal & Plastics

Safe & Effective Burr Removal

Manual Deburring Process

Do you have machined parts with excess material or “burrs” on them? Burr removal is where RP Abrasives got its start in metal finishing. From our inception as a company, we have dedicated ourselves to finding the most cost-effective way of removing burrs from various surfaces. We can remove burrs – even in those hard-to-reach areas – without compromising the tolerances or integrity of your parts.

We will work with you to see if one, or a combination of, our mechanical processes, such as mass finishing, will work to remove a burr or burrs. While at the same time giving you a finish that maintains the integrity of your part. Some parts are so small that they require deburring under one of our many microscopic deburring stations or one of our high-resolution microcamera stations.

Our Quality Control Department (Q.C.D.) will work hand-in-hand with yours, to assure that all specifications and tolerances are met, and continue to be met as we ramp up into production lot sizes.

We use a variety of tools and methods when hand deburring. Each part has a unique process developed for it. This can range from a short single step on a buffing jack with a non-woven wheel to a multi-step process. This method is kind of a misnomer as we may use several machines in combination with handheld tools to get the part right.

Batch deburring, sometimes called mass finishing, can be just as varied as hand deburring. The benefits of this process are primarily uniformity and cost-efficiency. When all the parts are deburred together for the same length of time, you’re getting the consistency of a single finished product without the expense of doing one part at a time.

Most batch deburring uses some type of tumbling as its base. Tumblers are one of several types: vibratory, high-energy, and centrifugal. Each of these types varies greatly in size, which governs both the size of the parts and the size of the batch which can be tumbled. Our team will determine the media to match the material the part is made from and how much work the part will need. Media range is equally broad in terms of types, sizes, materials, and shapes. In addition to tumbling, batch deburring can include basket blasting and even ultrasonic deburring.

Request a Finishing Quote from RP Abrasives

We can handle burrs from the smallest of parts to the biggest. Deburring is where we started, and we have been perfecting our abilities ever since. When we remove the burr, we still maintain the tightest of tolerances. Request a quote from RP Abrasives today!