What is Edge Conditioning?
Edge conditioning is the exercise of forming the edge of strip to the desired shape beyond that of a standard slit edge. Edging contours the edge, removes the camber, twist, and coil set. Conditioning is achieved by machining the material based upon the desired edge. Conditioned edges are useful in industries where exposed edges of strip encounter or are handled by processes that require sensitivity.
Types of AISI Steel Edging Profiles
No. 3 Slit Edge
Approximately square edge with slitting burr intact.
No. 4 Round-Cornered Edge
Rounded edge - may have slitting fracture visible along the edge.
No. 5 De-burred Edge
A No. 3 edge with the slitting burr healed over.
No. 6 Square Edge
Square with radial corners - may have slitting fracture visible along the edge.