Metalworking and fabrication are multi-stage processes. From design to calibration to material selection to placement, a piece goes through several iterations before it ever actually gets to the cutting tools. Likewise, before a piece is complete, it must pass through several phases, such as inspection and testing. And in that end-procedure, there is deburring.
Deburring is the removal of “burrs”, small splinters or shavings of material that are left on machined edges by the cutting process. These burrs are still attached to the material, and must be removed with special deburring tools or abrasive belts. The deburring process can often be a source of significant expense within a facility, especially a facility that