Osborn announces its new crimped rectangular filament in silicon carbide and aluminum oxide on a complete line of ATB brushes. The new filament offers an ideal blend of aggression, flexibility and conformability for a variety of finishing applications including automotive, off-road equipment, gear deburring, engine housing, aerospace, turbine blades and many others, according to the company.
"The new crimped rectangular filament is more flexible and runs cooler than a regular rectangular filament and it allows for faster feed than an unbridled round crimped filament," said Mike Akuszewski, field application engineer at Osborn. "This new filament structure is ideal for finishing applications on tougher materials."
Osborn offers crimped rectangular filaments in both silicon carbide and aluminum oxide on ATB FastCut composite wheels, ATB Uni-Lok max density disc brushes, ATB Uni-Lok Turbo disc brushes and ATB Uni-Lok quick-change disc brushes. Silicon carbide filament brushes are ideal for use on high-silica aluminum, ductile iron and high-carbon steel. Aluminum oxide filament brushes are ideal for use on Inconel, Hastalloy and Rene alloys.
Related Glossary Terms
Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.
- aluminum oxide
Aluminum oxide, also known as corundum, is used in grinding wheels. The chemical formula is Al2O3. Aluminum oxide is the base for ceramics, which are used in cutting tools for high-speed machining with light chip removal. Aluminum oxide is widely used as coating material applied to carbide substrates by chemical vapor deposition. Coated carbide inserts with Al2O3 layers withstand high cutting speeds, as well as abrasive and crater wear.
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.