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. The abrasive filaments conform to part contours, wiping and filing across part edges and surfaces. The brushes are available in two styles: dot for general-purpose deburring and surface finishing, and turbine for medium and heavy deburring. Both styles can be used with the company's toolholder, which flows coolant from the brush's center.
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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.
Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.
Operation in which a tool with numerous small teeth is applied manually to round off sharp corners and shoulders and remove burrs and nicks. Although often a manual operation, filing on a power filer or contour band machine with a special filing attachment can be an intermediate step in machining low-volume or one-of-a-kind parts.
Secures a cutting tool during a machining operation. Basic types include block, cartridge, chuck, collet, fixed, modular, quick-change and rotating.