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DeburringEXPO: The Industry Meet for Deburring and Finishing

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Fifth Edition of the Leading Trade Fair for Deburring Technology and Precision Surface Finishing to be Held October 10-12, 2023

Requirements and processes are changing in many ways for manufacturing industries as a result of structural and technological change. Where deburring and the production of precision surface finishes are concerned, new and modified solutions are needed. The Fifth DeburringEXPO will present innovations and trends for these production steps, which are becoming increasingly relevant for quality and efficiency, at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre in Karlsruhe, Germany, from October 10-12, 2023. The event is a must-attend for industry players in order to exchange information with interested parties and customers about their investment plans.

The show’s clear focus on deburring and edge rounding, as well as the production of precision surface finishes, has made DeburringEXPO the leading trade fair in Europe for these manufacturing steps. International expert visitors always arrive at the event with specific goals, RFQs and projects for which efficient solutions are being sought.

After participating at the last event in 2021, Iris Münz, commercial director of Ultratec Anlagentechnik Münz GmbH said, “We were pleasantly surprised – not only by the number of leads, but rather by their quality as well. Visitors came to us with very precise requirements for specific components.” Furthermore, a very high proportion of the participating expert visitors are involved in operational investment decisions, i.e. an average of about 95% at each and every DeburringEXPO.”

The Right Process for Every Application

“Thanks to its multi-industry, multi-material focus, DeburringEXPO supports companies from all industry sectors in their search for suitable processes,” says Gitta Steinmann, project manager at private trade fair promoters fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG. “The entire spectrum of technologies, processes, tools and services for deburring, edge rounding, cleaning and surface finishing are presented. The strengths and the limits of the various processes ranging from mechanical deburring with tools to vibratory grinding, brush deburring and blasting with solid and liquid media, right on up to machining with special technologies, can be discussed directly on site.”

The latter includes, for example, ultrasonic deburring which makes it possible to selectively deburr edges and cross-drilled holes in a fully automated, verifiable process. Since this energy-efficient process can be used for nearly any material, the range of suitable workpieces covers everything from micro parts for the optics and watchmaking industries to precision tools for machining, all the way up to components used in machinery and vehicle manufacturing weighing 15 kilograms.

Abrasive flow machining (AFM) also covers a very broad range of applications. It’s used for the deburring, edge rounding and polishing of components in the automotive and aviation industries, as well as in energy technology, fluid and medical engineering, extrusion technology and mold and tool making. The strengths of this process result from its ability to machine internal areas and surfaces that are difficult to access, for example in additively manufactured components.

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In the case of ECM (electrochemical machining), the machining process is based on the anodic dissolution of the respective metal. Nearly all metals can be machined, in particular high-alloy materials such as nickel-based and titanium alloys, and hardened materials. In addition to deburring, selective edge rounding and polishing, the technology is also used for contouring and shaping components, as well as for burr-free drilling – for example in the aviation and aerospace industry, the automotive and toolmaking sectors, as well as in medical, microsystems and energy technology.

Laser deburring is an effective method for removing fine burrs and flakes from the outer contours of very delicate, thin-walled workpieces. Even the edges of drill-holes with diameters of just a few tenths of a millimeter can be machined. The process is also distinguished by very high processing speeds.

Thermal energy machining (TEM) permits the simultaneous removal of external and internal burrs by means of vaporization. It’s used primarily for metal workpieces such as hydraulic manifolds, and for components made of thermoplastics from which internal and external burrs have to be removed – even from difficult-to-access locations.

Bilingual Expert Forum – Effective Knowledge Transfer for Added Value

As a complement to the exhibitor presentations, the supplementary program at DeburringEXPO offers a great deal of knowledge and know-how. Theme parks including “Automated Deburring”, “Cleaning After Deburring” and “Quality Assurance in the Deburring Process” provide information on current developments and trends. Due to its highly practical orientation, the three-day expert forum integrated into DeburringEXPO is an extremely popular source of knowledge. The focal points of the simultaneously interpreted presentations (German <> English) include fundamentals, approaches to process and cost optimization, reports on best practice applications and current trends, as well as special content provided by the theme parks. Trade fair visitors are admitted free of charge and will also receive a free copy of the updated and expanded brochure entitled “Basic Knowledge in Deburring Technology” in German and English.

Further information, the entire exhibition program and a preliminary exhibitor list are available at

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