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Free Deburring and Finishing Services

Our laser cut deburring/finishing process is included at no cost, because we want you to have good looking parts when they arrive at your door.

We’ll use a variety of processes to remove small imperfections, scratches, and burr left over from the cutting process.

Brass part with SendCutSend's FREE deburring service

Not perfect, but close!

Please note that our finishing services will not result in a perfectly cosmetic finish, but the parts will be attractive, smooth and ready to use.

If your project requires a perfectly brushed pattern, aggressive edge softening, or a highly polished surface, we recommend performing finishing operations after you receive the parts from us. We do not offer a cosmetic graining or brushing service.

Linear Deburring and Tumbling with SendCutSend

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Benefits of Deburring with SendCutSend

What to Expect

Here’s how parts will look without deburring or finishing:
  • There will be some minor imperfections
  • Bottom face will have minor scratches
  • There will be small tabs on the edges of your parts leftover from the machining process. These cannot be removed by our deburring process
  • Some edges will be sharp, and some edges may be slightly rounded
  • To receive parts “as-cut” be sure to deselect the deburring option when ordering.


Deburring and Ceramic Tumbling Examples

You can choose to have your parts deburred or tumbled. We have perfected the recipes per material for each option. Results vary based on the hardness and density of each material as seen in the examples below.


Cold Rolled Carbon Steel

Stainless Steel

Requirements and Limitations

Deburring Requirements:

  • Minimum material thickness of .050″ or more
  • Intricate, fragile or highly detailed geometry may not be eligible for finishing. We will review these designs on a case-by-case basis.
  • Deburring is NOT available for any mild or high carbon steel products (mild steel, HR, AR500, 4130, 1095, etc).

For small parts:
The minimum part size for linear deburring is 1″ x 3″.

For large parts: The maximum part size for linear deburring is 24″ x 46″. Overall part size limitations for linear deburring are also listed in our material processing size chart.

Tumbling Requirements:

Upon request (or at our discretion), parts smaller than approximately 4″ x 4″ may be ceramic tumbled in order to provide a smooth surface finish.

Small parts:
The minimum part size for tumbling is 0.250″ x 0.750″.

Large parts:
The maximum part size for tumbling is 4″ x 7″.

Our free ceramic tumbling process includes:
  • Partially softened, smooth edge in most materials.
  • Partially “antiqued” finish and surface coloration.
  • Parts will be ready for polishing or chemical brightening.
Ceramic tumbling limitations:
  • We cannot guarantee a consistent and uniform finish, especially between separate orders.
  • Edge softening cannot be precisely controlled.
  • Holes and interior cutouts smaller than 1/2″ will not be processed.
  • Finish will not be cosmetically perfect. This process is for deburring and edge softening only.
  • Tumbling will add 2-3 days to your order’s lead time.

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Our Deburring Service FAQs

Will my deburred parts have sharp edges?

Parts with our free linear deburring service will have sharp edges. The surface will be smooth and “cleaned up” from laser cutting, but there will be no edge softening. Take a look at the video below to learn more about our linear deburring process! If your parts are tumbled they will have partially softened

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What metal colors do you offer?

At SendCutSend we stock over 15 different sheet metal types in a wide range of thicknesses. Check out our Materials Library to see the variety of colors present in unfinished metals. In addition to the natural beauty of aluminum, copper, brass, and blue temper spring steel, we offer several finishing options. Anodizing Metal Colors

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Which materials are available for anodizing?

Many non-ferrous metal materials can be anodized, but aluminum is the best candidate and creates the most successful finish. At this time, we offer three different aluminum alloys for Type II and Type III sulfuric anodizing: We do not offer anodizing for 0.040″ aluminum since the material is too fragile for processing and cannot

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Is your powder coating fingerprint resistant?

Our wrinkle black powder coating finish is fingerprint resistant. All other powder coat colors will show fingerprints. These are easily removed by using a soft cloth with mild soap and water. Learn more about our powder coating service and what to expect here. In Summary

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Will other services be performed before or after finishing?

Bending, countersinking, and tapping services are performed before finishing services. Hardware is installed after anodizing and plating, but before powder coating. Parts with both hardware and powder coating services will have the hardware capped/plugged before being powder coated. Check out the individual guidelines pages for each service so you’ll know what to expect when you receive your parts! In Summary

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Can you apply finishing services to specific areas of my part?

If you choose to add a finishing service (anodizing, plating, or powder coating) to parts, we will apply the finish to the entire part. We’re unable to finish specific areas or portions of parts, and not other areas. Please note; bending, countersinking, and tapping services are performed before finishing services. Hardware is installed after

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Will nickel plating hold up to polishing or sanding?

Our nickel plating is quite thin (adding approximately ~0.0002″ per side), so you will need to be careful to avoid wearing through the finish. A small amount of light polishing may be doable but any more aggressive treatment like sanding could penetrate through to the underlying material.

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How to prep metal parts for painting or welding?

Keep these prep considerations in mind if you’ll be painting or welding your metal parts! If you plan to paint or weld your metal parts after you receive them, you can use acetone to clean them up beforehand and remove all oils. SendCutSend does not offer a degreasing service since we don’t want you

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What are the thicknesses for your finishes?

Need to know how much additional thickness our finishes will add to the surface of your parts? You’ve come to the right place! Sulfuric Anodizing Type II, Class II (red, gold, blue, clear, and black finishes) Type III, Class II hard anodizing (clear and black finishes) Chloride Rack Zinc Electroplating Black, Yellow, and Clear

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Why can’t I select deburring for my part?

Our deburring services are provided at no-cost for all eligible parts. If your part meets our requirements for deburring it will be automatically selected at check out. If deburring is not an option, it could be for several reasons. Read to learn more.

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Do you offer deburring?

Yes! We offer deburring at no cost for qualifying laser cut parts. We use a variety of processes to remove small imperfections, scratches, and burr left over from the cutting process. Refer to our Processing Maximum and Minimum Part Size chart to confirm if your parts are eligible for linear deburring. If your part

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What does deburring do?

Our free deburring service will clean up imperfections on your laser cut parts. While it won’t give your parts a perfect cosmetic finish, it will prepare them for finishing processes and assembly. Learn more in this video. If your project requires a perfectly brushed pattern, aggressive edge softening, or a highly polished surface, we

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Do you offer tumbling?

We soften the edges of laser cut parts and remove burrs on small parts through a vibratory ceramic tumbling process. We use specialized equipment harmonically tuned to the specific material. This allows us to achieve a more consistent finish across the parts.  Ceramic tumbling is not a finishing process and does not guarantee a

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Will my parts have burr and dross?

SendCutSend’s state-of-the-art laser and waterjet cutting prevent major burr and dross build-up on your part, but both imperfections are still unavoidable parts of the manufacturing process. Read through our information pages for your chosen material to see pictures of what dross/burr looks like in different thicknesses, like on our laser cut aluminum.

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Do you offer polishing and mirror finishes?

We do not offer any polished or mirror finish metals at this time. Mirror-finish acrylic is available, as well as a variety of plastics and composites with a gloss finish.

If you need polishing on your parts, you will need to perform that process yourself after you receive them from us. If you are just looking to polish fingerprints or markings off your parts, we recommend Mothers Mag Polish for aluminum and brass, or Bar Keepers Friend for stainless steel.

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Start your free deburring project with SendCutSend today!

We make deburring a breeze because with SendCutSend, adding deburring to your order is totally free! All you have to do is select it when you upload your design and we’ll take care of the rest.

We proudly use hardware by PEM

Flush stud, M8 x 1.25, .472" Zinc plus Clear Chromate

Thread SizeM8 x 1.25
Hole size in sheet (+0.003/-.0.000).315″
Minimum sheet thickness0.94″
Maximum sheet thickness.347″
Fastener materialSteel
Minimum distance hole C/L to edge0.378″
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..535″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.100″-0.250″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.104″-0.250″

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

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..314″
Recommended panel materialSteel/Aluminum
Coating typeZinc
Aluminum material ranges (5052, 6061, 7075)0.040″-0.125″
Steel material ranges (CRS, HRPO, HR)0.048″-0.119″