What is chamfering?

A chamfer /ˈtʃæm.fər/ is a transitional edge between two faces of an object. This term is commonly used in manufacturing and mechanical engineering.

The word chamfer is derived from middle French chamfrein, a variant of the beveled edge. Where a beveled edge is a sloped edge that is not perpendicular to the faces of an object, a chamfered edge is a little bit different. The edge of a chamfered piece of metal is curved. The curved end is also known as a “lark’s tongue”. This process eases the otherwise sharp edges of metal bar for both safety and to prevent damage to the edges of metal. Chamfered edges can be used for aesthetic purposes as well as non-aesthetic purposes.

Beveled vs Chamfer

Chamfering the edges of a metal bar removes the burr from the end of the bar. De-burring removes metal and imperfections that can interfere with the function of a part. Burrs can chip or break off during operation, causing damage other parts and possible injuries.

Other benefits of chamfering can include:

• Easier handling of metal
• Improving your production rate by allowing you to feed metal into your machines more efficiently

thyssenkrupp Copper and Brass Sales offers in-house chamfering services for our customers. We can chamfer full length and less than full length round and hex bars in copper, brass, stainless steel, aluminum or any alloy you need. We can saw your metal rods and bars and chamfer them too!

Check out this video that highlights our chamfering capabilities. To arrange chamfering for your next order, reach out to us at cbsinfo@thyssenkrupp.com

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