Working with steel takes a lot of physical effort, working with your hands, steel is not always the safest material to handle. Construction or factory workers that handle steel on a daily bases are at risk of getting injured at some point. Steel chamfering plays a big role in rendering steel safe to handle.
Watch out for those sharp edges!
Steel is shaped and bent into its ultimate form/shape needed for its intended use. Often the steel is left with very sharp corners posing a risk of injury to workers handling the steel. Steel chamfering is the process of removing the sharp edges by cutting a 45 degree angle, or other popular shapes like bucket lips, into the steel making the steel much safer for use.
Chamfer vs Bevel
A Bevel is defined in the dictionary as a slanted edge on wood or a other material, usually without angles. a Chamfer is defined as a beveled edge. So, what is the difference? The form and the angle that is cut is the main difference between chamfer and bevel, chamfering can also be identified when grooving or custom shapes are present. See image below
Chamfering Before Welding
Before welding can be started the edges of the steel item needs to be prepped, this aids in strengthening the pieces that need to be welded together.
Chamfering is not purely used on steel, concrete is often chamfered to get rid of sharp corners for safety purposes or simply for to make it more visually appealing.
Chamfering in Plumbing
PVC Pipes are wildly used in the plumbing and construction industry. Chamfering pvc pipes before use is highly recommended. An un chamfered pipe can lead to weakness in joins resulting in leaking.
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