For years the flexible, ball-style hone has dominated the market for applications that require honing of cylindrical metal surfaces, such as engine piston bores and drilled through-holes. Now the tool, in a slightly different configuration but with the same filaments and abrasive globules, is increasingly being utilized on 2D, or planar, surfaces.
Brush Research Manufacturing is pleased to present the Flex-Hone for chamfer blending. This new line of specialty Flex-Hones are designed to blend and radius sharp edges and remove microburrs on chamfered holes eliminating stress risers caused by the chamfering operation.
Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), makers of the Flex-Hone tool, is showing manufacturers how to automate deburring and surface finishing with professional-grade NamPower abrasive disc brushes in a just-released YouTube video.
Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc. says its Nampower abrasive nylon brushes contain ceramic and silicon-carbide filaments to enhance burr-removal rates and impart finer surface finishes in one operation.
Brush Research Manufacturing has introduced a unique new line of Nampower abrasive nylon brushes that contain a combination of ceramic and silicon carbide filaments to deliver maximum burr removal rates and ideal surface finish in one operation.
Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc. has created a line of specialty Flex-Hones designed to blend and radius sharp edges and remove microburrs on chamfered holes eliminating stress risers caused by the chamfering operation.
Removing burrs and producing an edge radius on small-diameter holes is an expensive finishing problem that involves a great deal of hand work, according to Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc. The company reports that its miniature deburring brushes can automate this process, saving time and money while improving product quality and consistency.
Whether driven by the reduction of in-shop personnel due to layoffs or to maintain social distancing guidelines into the future, many machine shops likely will be reevaluating ways to eliminate labor-intensive manual operations if they can be automated instead.
With new advances in abrasive technology, machining center operators are able to complete surface finishing simultaneously with other machining operations, to speed cycle times, improve quality and save on off-line finishing time and costs. The abrasive finishing tools can be easily integrated into CNC machines carousels or tool holding systems.
In the past decade, a California-based machine shop has relied on a flexible, honing tool for a range of automated CNC machining applications such as cross hole deburring, cylindrical honing, surface finishing, edge-blending and cleaning.