Vibratory Deburring | Tumble Deburring

If burrs or sharp edges are an issue we can have your parts tumbled or de-burred.

Our tumble and deburring services can remove jagged edges or protrusions from metal parts. Deburring equipment such as machinery is to accomplish the process of deburring. Primarily two types of deburring machines are used - tumbling or barrel machines and vibratory machines. Tumblers are used for mass finishing of parts. They can be used for wet as well as dry finishing. These systems are well suited for fast and efficient deburring of metal parts or components and are used where heavy deburring is required. Barrels are ideal for heavy loads. Dry tumbling is used when delicate deburring is called for and produces a smooth finish. Wet barrelling is used for metal processing to remove excess material as well as to provide a polish.

Vibratory deburring machines are also used for mass finishing. They function by shaking or vibrating the processing vessel, which causes the finishing media and parts to scrape against each other thus accomplishing a deburr and producing a polish. These deburring machines are precise and can deburr even recesses in the parts and hence they are very well adapted for delicate and intricate components. They can also be used on large surfaces because they have very short strokes and high speeds. These machines can be automated quite easily compared to tumblers.

Finishing media are used in finishing systems to aid in the deburring process. Ceramic media is ideal for use with hard metals that need heavy cutting action. They are generally used for polishing and deburring - light, heavy, fast or super fast deburring. For applications that need small sized media, ceramic media is highly recommended. They come in pre formed shapes to suit different purposes. Cones, stars, triangles, cylinders etc are some of the shapes in ceramic media. These shapes ensure easy separation of parts and deburring of hard to reach areas. Ceramic media are long lasting and inexpensive. As they can be used for multiple requirements, they are the most commonly used in the mass finishing industry.