Deburring Methods with Our Value-Added Services and Precision Metal Stamping in Minneapolis, MN

January 15th, 2016 · No Comments

While forming an exact, flexible, and durable part is the most important goal of metal stamping production, there are certain finishing procedures that are also important to the accurate function of a part. The stamping process can leave sharp edges and burrs on parts, which must be removed on some parts before the part can safely be used. Thomas Engineering Company provides expert deburring as a value-added service with our precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN.

Our in-house deburring capabilities include:

Vibratory bowls: Using grinding compounds and various glass and ceramic beads, we can tumble certain parts in our vibratory bowls, removing burrs, sharp or rough edges, and slivers.

In-die coining: TEC engineers can also incorporate coining stations into the progressive stamping process. With this method we can coin burrs and sharp edges on various sections of a part in the stamp.

We also work with external companies Arrow Cryogenics and Deburring Inc. for further deburring and finishing. Through these companies, we can offer our customers more options suitable for completing their orders, including:

Thermal deburring: This process uses a sealed chamber filled with oxygen and natural gas. The parts are placed in the chamber and the gas inside is ignited in a short, controlled combustion. The blast of heat affects the surface of the part, deburring and effectively finishing it without damaging the part’s integrity.

Hand deburring: Skilled technicians can manually deburr parts that are too fragile or small to treat using other types of finishing methods. Many precision stamped parts are deburred delicately by hand.

Centrifugal deburring: This tumbling process uses centrifugal G-force to finish parts. This method works quickly and can reach areas our vibratory bowls cannot.

Media blasting: Parts can also be finished using tumble blasters with rotating baskets and blasting tools. Sand and glass beads are blasted over the rotating parts to remove scale, polish, and deburr. Handheld sand blasters and blasters using ceramic and aluminum oxide are also used to finish parts.

Non-abrasive blasting: Some non-abrasive blasting materials are also used to finish parts, such as air blasting, dry-ice, and ice blasting.

We take pride in providing value-added services and precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN from start to finish. For expertly-rendered and finished parts, contact us at Thomas Engineering Company today.

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