Alluring Deburring

Author Dr. LaRoux K. Gillespie
April 01, 2008 - 12:00pm

Magnetic abrasive finishing can deburr and create highly polished, smooth surface finishes. It can also remove microcracks, recast metal, metallurgical phase changes, visible scratches and damaging residual stresses.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • abrasive


    Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.


Dr. LaRoux K. Gillespie has a 40-year history with precision part production as an engineer and manager. He is the author of 12 books on deburring and more than 220 technical reports and articles on precision machining. E-mail: