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Metal Deburring Tool vs. Cryogenic Deburring


Are you still using a handheld metal deburring tool to remove burrs from machined parts? Whether you’re using a blade, brush, file, cutter, scraper, or something else, manual deburring is labor-intensive and time-consuming. It’s also inconsistent and inefficient, especially with precision machined parts that have intricate features or challenging geometries. Plus, a handheld deburring tool can only deburr a single part at a time. If you’re ready for better burr removal, try cryogenic deburring from Nitrofreeze®.

Burr Removal Basics

Cryogenic deburring is a computer-controlled batch process that cools parts to very low temperatures so that the burrs become brittle. The parts are then impacted with a polycarbonate media that removes only the surface imperfections. In other words, our automated process won’t round edges, affect surface finish, or change critical part tolerances. Because the media we use is non-abrasive, there’s little to no dust to cleanup either. Whether you need to debur tens or hundreds of parts, you’ll get great results.

By contrast, using a manual deburring tool can create significant dust, mar surface finish, and remove too much or too little material as you deburr a single part at a time. With some parts, several different deburring tools may even be required. These tools may be inexpensive to purchase but manufacturers and machine shops need to account for all their costs to stay competitive.

Deburring Costs and Part-to-Part Consistency

Outsourcing your deburring projects to Nitrofreeze® is cost-effective. Cryogenic burr removal is also more consistent than hand deburring. That’s because we define and use an application-specific recipe for your project. Before work begins, Nitrofreeze® reviews your requirements, makes measurements, and performs sampling. We also measure part dimensions again after deburring and can save your recipe and re-use it for future batches.

With manual deburring, on the other hand, each part is like a new project. There are even inconsistencies between parts that the same worker deburrs during the same shift. If your project requires consistently high-quality results, the use of a metal deburring tool introduces risks that are difficult to mitigate. In smaller shops where machinists also deburr parts, there’s also an opportunity cost because workers who are deburring can’t do something else.

Deburring Machined Parts with Precision

Cryogenic deburring is better than using a metal deburring tool for blind holes, cross-drilled holes, and other challenging part features. Even if hand deburring can reach the bottom of a blind hole, manual burr removal risks removing too much material and damaging the hole’s edges. With burrs that are deep inside a machined part, workers who use a metal deburring tool may not be able to see inside the bore very easily.

Unlike hand deburring, cryogenic deburring doesn’t depend upon a worker’s ability to see inside and reach tight spaces. Instead, Nitrofreeze® uses non-abrasive polycarbonate media that is sized from 0.015” (smallest) to 0.060” (largest) to solve your specific deburring challenges. Compare that to the “one size fits all” approach you’ll get if with a handheld deburring tool.

Are You Ready to Replace Your Metal Deburring Tool?

The best way to replace your handheld metal deburring tool is with cryogenic deburring from Nitrofreeze® of Worcester, Massachusetts (USA). Contact our experts to review your requirements and learn more about our cryogenic solutions. No job is too large or too small for us, and our standard turnaround time is two days after receipt. If your part is a viable candidate for cryogenic deburring, we can perform sampling to demonstrate our process. The consultation is free of charge, so why not get started?

To take the first step, contact us at the phone number and email listed below.

(508) 459-7447 x 109 |