Infosheet single-roller burnishing tools

Possible machining contours





Interchangeable single-roller tools and the Baublies modular tool system achieve a significant increase in the material surface hardness in combination with a very smooth surface.
With single-roller burnishing, a hardened roller flattens the surface of the workpiece by contacting it at one single point: In this area of contact the steplessly adjustable roller pressure reaches the yield point of the material. During the process, work hardening of the surface layer and an increase in surface-hardness takes place. The generation of residual compressive stresses significantly increases vibration resistance in the workpiece.

Whether variable, in a modular system or as a tailor made tool, Baublies can provide tooling solutions to suit your specific machining tasks.

Variable single-roller burnishing tools are flexibly adjustable for various contours and can also be used in hard-to- reach places. The rolling unit can be swiveled by 180°.

The modular single-roller tool system for lathe machines is an innovative solution for virtually all roller burnishing and roller compression tasks. A basic element is used to mount the interchangeable system components or rolling units.
As a result, the tool can be converted in an extremely short time. This enables special machining tasks to be carried out quickly.



  • High flexibility, broad range of applications
  • Maximum process reliability
  • High-quality and rugged
  • Surface roughnesses of under Rz 1.0 µm
  • Larger contact area ratios due to plateau formation
  • Greater surface resistance to wearing and corrosion
  • Constant dimensions and high fitting accuracy
  • Shifting of the material fatigue limits
  • Low investment
  • Fast return of invest
  • Environmental sustainability due to a lack of waste products
  • The possibility of complete processing in one setting



Single-roller burnishing tool Variable


Modular tool system






Modular tool system


Single-roller burnishing tool for internal-, external-, and taper machining