Osborn offers a complete line of metal finishing products. Popular go-to metal finishing products available from Osborn include:
ATB Wheel Brushes. The complete line of advanced technology brushing wheel brushes includes narrow- and wide-face models, small ring locks and specialty treated configurations. The brushes feature abrasive nylon filaments that eliminate the need to clean finished surfaces on metallic and non-metallic surfaces.
ATB Disc Brushes. Available in three standard stock configurations, max density, turbo and standard, the disc brushes are reliable, high-performance tools with consistent quality. These flexible brushes easily integrate into automated machinery, CNC machining centers, transfer lines and robotic cells.
NovoFlex Flexible Honing Tools. These self-centering tools will conform to the bore surface and provide a consistent, even surface finish. They feature round, abrasive beads at the end of flexible filaments with either silicon carbide or aluminum oxide grit.
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.
- 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.
Generic term for a curve whose shape is controlled by a combination of its control points and knots (parameter values). The placement of the control points is controlled by an application-specific combination of order, tangency constraints and curvature requirements. See NURBS, nonuniform rational B-splines.
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.