JAYCO Cleaning Technologies specializes in machines that clean industrial parts. One of our product lines includes thermal deburring machines. These machines remove small bits, or burrs, on every edge of a workpiece. In today’s blog, we take a look at the materials that benefit most from this industrial cleaning process.
Zinc is a silver-colored metal commonly used in die casting due to its abundance, ease of use, and high casting fluidity. Once formed, zinc helps manufacturers create other metal workpieces from the dies. Thermal deburring quickly and efficiently removes burrs and flashing from zinc parts, whether your company makes engine parts, metal fasteners, or industrial equipment. A lack of burrs on zinc dies means better casts for manufactured parts.
Aluminum is lighter in weight than steel, and it resists corrosion. Aluminum and aluminum alloys commonly go in parts for cars, boats, and airplanes. Aluminum forms the basis for air conditioning pipes in vehicles, fuel tanks in boats, and the frames of planes. Thermal deburring creates smooth aluminum parts in just seconds, thereby making pieces more efficient.
Ferrous metals include all of those made with iron, such as steel and stainless steel. Stainless steel contains up to 20 percent chromium to give the metal its shine and anti-corrosion properties. Steel goes into the exhaust parts of cars, tanks for handling liquids in factories, and home appliance parts. Iron flashing and burrs left over on stainless steel parts disappear in milliseconds thanks to thermal deburring.
Brass, bronze, and copper are classified as red metals. Parts made from these materials go into door hinges and architectural designs as well as tubing that carries refrigerant or water. Like steel, mills can make alloys of brass, bronze, and copper to suit the needs of their customers. Thermal deburring removes small amounts of excess materials to make workpieces smooth and prevent bits of leftover metal bits from seeping into water supplies.
Various thermoplastics that have a high melting point can also withstand thermal deburring. Materials such as acrylic, polyethylene, polyamide, polypropylene, and polyurethane all become smooth after a thermal deburring session that melts, rather than oxidizes, any plastic burrs. This process works well for the manufacture of caster wheels, sporting goods, and high-grade thermoplastics without any glass fiber content.
If your team believes it can benefit from thermal deburring in your facility, contact JAYCO Cleaning Technologies. Our parts cleaning equipment makes workpieces smooth within seconds. Call us today at (513) 737-9600 or get in touch through our online form.