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Steel Shots: A Burrs-eye View
Posted by Jennifer Jernigan on March 12, 2010 at 4:57 PM.


This wide-flange section on the fabricator’s beam line has been cut to length and holes have been drilled for bolted connections on each end. The next step is deburring and grinding. The burrs are collected and recycled into new steel products along with the other scrap pieces.


Drilling holes in structural steel is not an easy task. But advances in drilling technology over the years have made the drilling itself easier, as well as speeding set up and production. Today’s spade bits offer coating options that allow fabricators cut more holes, more quickly. They also often have replaceable cutters, which eliminates the need for sharpening.

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