Deburring in Detail

Working effortlessly alongside the rest of our state-of-the-art equipment, our versatile deburring machine, The Timesavers 22 enables us to provide the perfect finish for your projects. This impressive machine consistently and efficiently deburrs laser cut profiles. Here we look at the most frequently ask questions when it comes to deburring and its role in supporting our high-speed laser cutting process.

 

What is deburring?

Deburring removes sharp edges, slag and spatter from laser cut metal parts to produce a smooth, high quality finish. This process is often required in the production of parts for the food, medical and construction sectors, where health and safety are vitally important, as well as on projects that need an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Deburring also helps improve the metal fabrication process more generally, by removing sharp edges that could potentially get caught on other machines.

 

How was the industrial deburring established?

Methods of deburring have been in use for hundreds of years. Original manual tumbler machines were used to polish rocks, shine jewellery, remove imperfections from ancient tools, and to shape and polish wood. The machines formed the basic method of deburring – to bump different materials around with another material to smooth and polishes the surface of an object.

There are two types of modern deburring machines:

Rotary tumblers

Closer to the original deburring concept developed over hundreds of years, rotary tumblers work by rotating the objects together around inside a tumbler. The object is placed into the rotary tumbler with a buffing or polishing device, such as sharp rocks or wood pieces and rotated for days or weeks at a time to achieve the finished results.

Vibrating tumblers

Once the Industrial Revolution hit Britain in the 18th Century, manufacturers came up with more efficient ways to accomplish the same result. The invention of vibrating tumblers was one of these new and improved methods; this deburring machine is powered by motors or magnetic energy and has enough power to keep up with demands of industrial production lines.

 

How is deburring used in industrial high-speed laser cutting in 2021?

With the continued investment in the latest machinery, software and staff, Laser 24 have many processes in place to ensure the perfect finish on your laser cutting projects.

Although our expert high-speed lasers ensure that your laser cut profiles are cut to exact precision we also have our state-of-the-art deburring machines, the Ellesco Timesavers 22-900-W, which can de-burr and grain any material you require.

 

What are the capabilities of The Timesavers 22?

Ellesco Timesavers 22-900-W at a glance:

  • 900 mm working width
  • 1-125mm material thickness
  • Variable through feed conveyor speed 2.5-14m/min
  • CE certified

 

The Timesavers 22 consistently and efficiently deburrs flat metal parts that have been laser cut to a high-quality finish, all in one operation. It completely removes burrs from the surface of the part, for a safe and smooth result. This particular model is the ideal addition to our production facilities, thanks to its working width of up to 900mm and its ability to deburr stainless steel, steel, aluminium, copper and other laser cut metal materials. It also boasts a variable throughfeed conveyor speed 2.5-14m/min.

The Timesavers 22 joined the Laser 24 family in 2020 and now works effortlessly alongside the rest of our state-of-the-art equipment, including our Xpert 80 tonne Press Brake and the Bystronic Bystar 10kw & 12kw Fiber Lasers.

 

How does The Timesavers 22 help our customers?

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide the highest quality result while ensuring a speedy turnaround time. With this impressive deburring machine at our fingertips machine, we can offer deburring and finishing services for our customers within a significantly reduced production time by automating the process.

Many of our customers require the underside of parts to be cleaned, which is where the Timesavers 22 really is a timesaver! It effortlessly removes the slag that can appear on parts once cut. Likewise, we can now grain material in-house at Laser 24, as a grain mill finish is often desired by our customers too.

 

How Can We Help You with Your Next Project?

Thanks to our commitment to ongoing investment in world-leading software, we have the tools to deliver parts of exceptional quality at unbelievable price. Our team of skilled software engineers work closely with our customers to provide effective laser cutting solution that exceeds our expectations when it comes to quality, cost and speed.

For more information on the services we provide, our capabilities or to find out how we can help you with your next project, please call our team on 01268 733 883 or email sales@laser24.co.uk today.