Xometry’s standard for chips, burrs, and sharp applies to metal fabricated products. This standard demonstrates the results of toolpathing that meets Xometry’s workmanship standards.
Xometry’s Standard for Chips, Burrs, and Sharp Edges
- Exposed edges should be broken and free of burrs, sharp edges, and metal slivers.
Adjust toolpathing and/or consider manual processing to ensure your part is free of burrs, sharp edges, and metal slivers. The presence of burrs, chips, and sharp edges may affect part functionality and quality expectations of assembled components and subsequent operations. These sharp features also introduce a safety risk to any other persons that are handling the parts. Contact Xometry’s Case Management team with any concerns by selecting “report an issue” in the portal for the job in question.
Meets Xometry's Quality Standard
The entire diameter of the core above is free of burrs. Exposed edges have been broken and are free of burrs, sharp edges, and metal slivers.
Does Not Meet Xometry's Quality Standard
The diameter in the example above has burrs and/or loose and hanging metal slivers. Burrs or standing metal can result in scratching and marking mating parts during assembly. This additional metal and inconsistent edge can make assembly challenging and even impossible. Burrs or standing metal may also interfere with the proper fit of mating parts. This may cause misalignment issues thus impacting the overall part and assembly function.