Definition - What does Corner Chamfering mean?
Corner chamfering is a process by which a sharp edge is flattened using hand tools or on a machine with the help of special tools. It is is applied as a surface finishing measure which adds aesthetic value to sharp edges and makes them safe for handling with bare hands. The angle of the tool or chamfering equipment is maintained so that a uniform design is achieved.
Corner chamfering is also known as beveling.
Corrosionpedia explains Corner Chamfering
Corner chamfering is a common finishing technique in both wood and metal working. In the production of threads, the metal rod must be corner chamfered so that it may be easily used. In rolling, the stock must be chamfered to reduce friction. In joining processes such as welding and joints, faying surfaces are chamfered to avoid the formation of large gaps that would require extensive use of filler material. This helps to reduce the risks of crevice corrosion attack in welds.
The main reasons for corner chamfering are to de-burr edges so as to prevent injuries when handling the metals and to add aesthetic value to a finished surface. It also assists in providing accurate dimensions when fitting machined parts.
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