Abtex Corporation has developed a new machine for deburring powdered-metal parts when they’re still in the ‘green’ state, prior to sintering.

Green parts are much less expensive to deburr than the same parts after they’re hardened in the sintering process, the company says.

The machine’s brushes can deburr the opposite sides of any part in a single pass. The machine/brush interface is specially designed to remove only the dangerous burrs, preserving each part’s geometry. The brushes can be easily customized for the specific deburring task.

The machine is designed to communicate both upstream and down and features chassis that can be raised and lowered by up to 10 inches. 

This story is reprinted from material from Abtex, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.