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.

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 with SendCutSend

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Benefits of Deburring with SendCutSend

  • Our deburring and tumbling services are available for FREE on eligible orders
  • Removes burrs from bottoms edges of materials like aluminum
  • Removes major imperfections from processing
  • Deburring available on parts larger than 3", tumbling for parts less than 4"
  • Deburring adds a nice brushed look to your parts
  • Tumbling can soften edges and corners

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.

Unfinished

Deburring and Ceramic Tumbling Examples

We offer three options: deburring, tumbling, or both. 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.

Aluminum

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 longest axis must be at least 3″. For example, 3″x1″ would be fine. 2″x1″ is too small
For large parts:
The shortest axis should have a maximum length of no more than 24″. For example, 24″x40″ is acceptable, 40″x40″ is too large.

Tumbling Requirements:

Upon request (or at our discretion), parts smaller than approximately 4″x4″ may be ceramic tumbled in order to provide a smooth surface finish.

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
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Parts Eligible for Deburring

MaterialInchesMM
Aluminum 5052.063
.080
.100
.125
.187
.250
.375
.500

1.6
2.0
2.5
3.2
4.7
6.4
9.5
12.7

Aluminum 6061.063
.080
.125
.187
.250
.375
.500

1.6
2.0
3.2
4.7
6.4
9.5
12.7

Aluminum 7075.125
.190
.250

3.2
4.8
6.4

Brass.063
.125
.187
.250

1.6
3.2
4.7
6.3

Copper.063
.125
.187
.250

1.6
3.2
4.7
6.3

304 Stainless Steel.048
.060
.074
.100
.125
.187
.250
.375
.500

1.2
1.5
1.9
2.5
3.2
4.7
6.4
9.5
12.7

Titanium.060
.125
.187″
.250″

1.5
3.2
4.7
6.4

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Our Deburring Service FAQs

What is the smallest/largest part I can have deburred?

We can automatically deburr parts as small as 3″ long and about 1″ wide. Smaller parts may be able to be deburred using our ceramic tumbling process, depending on the design, material and geometry. We can automatically deburr parts up to 24″ wide and 96″ long, depending on the design, material and geometry. Thin,

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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: Size: Deburring is only available for parts that are at least 3″ in length on

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Do you offer deburring?

Yes! Our deburring/finishing process is included at no cost. We use a variety of processes to remove small imperfections, scratches, and burr left over from the cutting process. Deburring is available on parts larger than 3″ and tumbling for parts less than 4″ If your part qualifies for deburring, it will be automatically selected

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Do you offer linear graining?

SendCutSend does not offer line graining, but our free online deburring service will help remove any major imperfections leftover from the machining process. Deburring doesn’t polish the surface or leave it perfectly finished as with line graining, but it will prepare your part for additional finishing and assembly. For true line graining, you’ll need

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What does deburring do?

Our free deburring service will remove major imperfections on your laser and waterjet 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

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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 that is harmonically tuned to the specific material we are tumbling which allows us to achieve a more consistent finish across the parts.  Ceramic tumbling is not a finishing process

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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

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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

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Will there be scratches on my parts?

There will inevitably be scratches left on the surface of your part after the machining process especially on the bottom side that contacts the laser bed. Thick aluminum (>.250″) may have a slight burr on the bottom edge. If you want to minimize the effect the scratches will have on the final look of

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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.