Skip To Content

Metalworking Blog

Should I Purchase A Deburring Machine?

Deburring is an essential step across metalworking operations. This process efficiently removes the rough edges and burrs from metal materials that are created from various machining operations, including drilling, punching, and shearing. Traditionally, deburring is completed by hand using specialized tool sets. Unfortunately, these tools are drastically less efficient and productive compared to dry metal finishing machines. If you’re thinking about upgrading your shop’s deburring process with a dedicated machine, it’s important to understand the benefits and potential drawbacks of

Read More
Wet vs. Dry Metal Finishing Equipment

Wet vs. Dry Metal Finishing Equipment

Metalworking machines are designed for a wide variety of applications, ranging from removing slag and burrs to polishing metal products. Metal finishing (or polishing) is particularly essential when producing metal components or parts. This finishing process makes metal surfaces more resistant to corrosion, rust, and typical wear—significantly improving the quality and lifespan of metal products. As a world leader in the metal deburring and finishing market, Apex Machine Group takes pride in delivering the most efficient and powerful metal finishing

Read More
Automating Your Metal Deburring Process

Automating Your Metal Deburring Process

Whether your shop is machine cutting with a laser, flame, or plasma table, the process of manually deburring flat metal parts is very similar. The cutting machine operator unloads cut parts, places another sheet onto the table, and activates the machine. While the machine is cutting the new sheet, the table operator manually grinds any burrs or slag off the edges of newly cut parts. As the operator finishes grinding parts, the cutting table has completed its next operation. The

Read More
Intro to Metal Finishing

Intro to Metal Finishing

Many terms are used to describe metal finishing: straight graining, grinding, finishing, straight-lining, brushing, timesaving, #4 finish, dairy finish, sanding, polishing, and I could keep going. It does not matter what you call it, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder (i.e. your customer). These expectations can vary from aesthetics to engineering callouts and quality control tolerances, or a combination of the two. Whether you are just starting your research, a growing company looking to bring this process

Read More
5 Ways to Improve Your Deburring Process

5 Ways to Improve Your Deburring Process

It does not matter if you are cutting your parts with a state-of-the-art laser or hand-holding a plasma torch, cut quality and consistency will affect down-stream processes. A perfectly square edge from your fiber laser sounds good in theory, but what will you do when your assembly workers start getting cut from the sharp edges? Let’s say your largest customer just added a deburring/edge quality requirement on all of their prints. Do you have enough capacity to accommodate this request?

Read More

Looking for Options? Let Us Show You What Apex Can Do

Download Brochure Send Us Your Samples