Deburring, Barrel Plating and Tumbling

Deburring, Barrel Plating And Tumbling

Deburring is defined as removing the edges or protrusions of metal parts, caused by the metal forming process. So, how does General Plating Company deburr? It is accomplished by a multifaceted process called tumbling. In order to shape the metal parts to the specified size, form and finish defined by our clients, the tumbling process must be employed.

The process involves loading the precision metal parts into a horizontal barrel. Once inside, the barrel is rotated in an effort to raise the material until gravity causes the top layer to slip down to the opposite side. The barrel typically includes rubber vanes, which catch, lift and drop the parts. A full cycle can take as little as five minutes or a take as long as a full day.