Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc. presents the newest innovation in the continuing evolution of its Flex-Hone technology: Diamond Flex-Hones. These new tools are for deburring, edge blending and surface finishing in hard materials like carbide, ceramic and aerospace steel alloys. The company engineered these tools using resin-bond diamond crystals that have high friability. A crystal that has high friability creates self-sharpening edges. The result is a tool that is free cutting with a rapid cut-rate that produces an optimal finish, according to the company. The diamond tools are made with premium coated abrasive which aids in heat dissipation and improves bond retention. Sizes from 4mm to 20mm are standard in three different mesh sizes. Other diameters and mesh selections are available on special order.
Related Glossary Terms
Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.
Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.
- coated abrasive
Flexible-backed abrasive. Grit is attached to paper, fiber, cloth or film. Types include sheets, belts, flap wheels and discs.
Characteristic of abrasive grains that describes their tendency to fracture or break apart when hit or placed under pressure. Highly friable abrasives cut more easily, but wear faster than other abrasives. Friable abrasives are usually used on soft, gummy materials or where heat produced by worn grits must be carefully controlled. Friability is usually related to the levels of impurities in the manufactured abrasive mineral.