Design of a deburring tool for intersecting holes in aluminum alloys

Chang Hee Cho, Kwon Hee Kim

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A deburring tool for intersecting holes is proposed. The tool has a hemispherical cutter head mounted on a pivoted shaft which is loaded against the burr edge by a set of springs. The cutter head is inserted into an intersecting hole up to the burr edge and is subsequently rotated counterclockwise with a return stroke. The cutter head size is selected such that the cutter head has maximum accessibility to the three dimensional burr edge. The cutting edge is designed to maintain proper ranges of rake angle and relief angle during deburring. The efficiency of the tool in terms of deburring speed is verified by a set of deburring tests on Al6061-T6. The measured depth of cut on the burr edge confirms the complete removal of burrs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1132-1138
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was has been supported by the Korea University (Grant K0716661 ) and by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (Grant 2011-0001144 ).


  • Burr
  • Cutter head
  • Cutting angle
  • Deburring tool
  • Intersecting holes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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