Successfully running a business involves weighing out costs and profits and finding a balance between the two and this couldn’t be more true in the manufacturing industry. The success of a manufacturing facility lies in its ability to create quality products while also keeping the costs of production to a minimum. A key process in manufacturing for many industries is in parts finishing, of which there are multiple different methods. Hand deburring is one of them and it has its benefits and drawbacks as to why you might want to employ this method in order to achieve success and why you might want to avoid it.
Firstly, we need to define what exactly hand deburring is. Deburring in general is the process of removing anomalies on parts and equipment pieces in order to have them be more precise and appear cleaner. In many instances, this is done by machinery, meaning that the parts that are being finished are run through a machine that buffs and polishes them. This process can be done manually by a person however and this is known as hand deburring.
The amount of time and effort that hand deburring typically takes is both its greatest benefit and harshest drawback. Deburring by hand is a tedious process that takes time to complete, as a person can only focus on deburring one part at a time. For most mass production environments, this time commitment is too great and would raise the cost of production to unacceptable levels. That being said, due to the fact that a person can deburr a part until it’s perfect, the results are also undeniably better than anything a machine could produce in a quicker manner. With both of these traits being the case, hand deburring is a recommended process, but only if working on a few parts at a time or in a field that requires complete precision.
If you or your company doesn’t have the time and resources to hand deburr the items you need, the job shop at Mikro Industrial Finishing can accomplish it for you. We’ve helped many individuals and businesses with their small jobs or ones they can’t perform, and we would be happy to do the same for you. For more information about our services, as well as the finishing equipment that we carry, please call us at (860) 875-6357.