Sheet Metal Deburring Video Guide

9 laser cut parts in the shape of laser guns showing different deburred materials.

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SendCutSend’s sheet metal deburring service will remove any major manufacturing imperfections such as dross, burr, or handling scratches. While they won’t have a perfect surface finish, the parts will be prepped for further finishing processes and assembly. 

Watch the video and follow along with the transcript below to walk through SendCutSend’s deburring process.

Video Guide to Sheet Metal Deburring

What to expect from freshly laser cut parts

Once your parts come out of the laser, they might have some scale and porosity, minor handling scratches, and markings from the raw material. 

Screenshot from the video showing Jake pointing to red manufacturing markings left on a sheet metal part prior to deburring.

The parts may also have a little bit of a burr on the edge from the manufacturing process. (Click through the images on your chosen material page to see how dross and burr can affect your part.)

Screenshot from the video showing Jake pointing to surface scratches left on a sheet metal part prior to deburring.

Removing imperfections with linear deburring

We remove the majority of the machining imperfections using a linear deburring machine. This is also a belt sander, commonly referred to as a ‘Time Saver.’ 

The linear deburring process is best suited for flat sheet metal parts, but they have to fit within our deburring minimum and maximum part sizes.

Screenshot from the video showing a part going through sheet metal deburring in the Time Saver.

What to expect from linear deburred metal parts

Here at SendCutSend, we use the minimum amount of pressure in the deburring machine to remove that burred edge on your parts. 

When you receive your parts, you can expect:

  • The part should be free of a burr on the outside surface of both sides. 
  • There may still be a somewhat sharp edge as this process doesn’t roll the edge, and just removes the burr on the outside face. 
  • Your part might have some imperfections and small handling scratches as it goes through the rest of processing, 
  • There shouldn’t be any raw material manufacturing markings left on the part.
Screenshot from the video showing Jake pointing to a sharp edge on a part post sheet metal deburring.

How to order deburred parts from SendCutSend

Parts that meet our criteria are pre-selected to go through this deburring process during checkout. If you don’t want your parts to go through this process, make sure you uncheck the box that says “deburring.” 

If you have any other questions regarding linear deburring, check out our deburring FAQs.

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We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Aluminum: 5052, 6061, 7075 Steel: Mild, G30

SKUSO-440-8
Thread Size4-40 x .250″
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).168″
Minimum sheet thickness0.040″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole..345″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Length.250″
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″

We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush Standoff, 4-40, .250" Passivated

Stainless Steel: 304, 316

SKUSO4-440-8
Thread Size440
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).166″
Minimum sheet thickness0.04″
Maximum sheet thickness.125″
Fastener material400 Stainless Steel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.230″
When determining the distance between two or more fasteners, you can calculate the distance by the formula, C/L to edge + 1/2 the diameter of the second mounting hole. Example shown with x2 of the same hardware..313″
Recommended panel materialStainless Steel
Coating typePassivated
Length.250″
304 Stainless Steel material ranges0.048″-0.125″
316 Stainless Steel material ranges0.060″-0.125″