The cutting-direction burr is one of the important factors that influence the edge quality and performance of precision parts. The cutting-direction burr formation process is simulated with DeformTH3D. The mechanism of cutting-direction burr formation is analyzed in terms of the results of the simulation. The negative shear zone and initiation negative shear angle are discussed too. Study results show that the deformation of CDE is an important factor affect the cutting direction burrs’ size and shape.