BRM Releases New Video Showing How to Automate Deburring and Surface Finishing with Flexible Hones; Manufacturers Use Cylinder Honing Tools in Machine Centers

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of Flex-Hone® tools and a full line of industrial brushes, announces a new video that shows manufacturers how to automate deburring, surface finishing, and edge blending with flexible honing tools. Suitable for any type or size cylinder, BRM ball hones feature self-centering and self-aligning abrasive globules, and a stiff metal stem for mounting cylinder hones in machine centers.

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Bore Finishing and Blending with the BRM Flex-Hone®

Bore Finishing and Blending with the BRM Flex-Hone®

This new BRM video also shows how the Flex-Hone® reduces surface roughness and improves surface finish down to the single RA level.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of flexible hones and a full line of industrial brushes, is announcing a new video featuring its versatile and reliable Flex-Hone® tool. BRM’s In-Machine Setup: Automated Deburring and Finishing video shows manufacturers how to automate burr removal, edge blending, and surface finishing with flexible honing tools. By using cylinder hones after machining, manufacturers can speed secondary operations and allow equipment to run at optimum cycle times.

Burr Removal, Edge Blending, and Plateau Finishing

Cutting, turning, and drilling metal parts creates raised areas called burrs that can affect dimensional tolerances, cause part misalignments, and limit the overall efficiency of machined components. With cross-drilled holes, burrs can also impede the flow of cooling fluids, lubricants, and gases. Deburring is critical, of course, but manufacturers also want to impart a surface finish that increases bearing area, reduces friction and wear, and promotes lubrication.

As BRM’s new video shows, the Flex-Hone® tool solves these and other surface finishing challenges. Examples include cross-drilled holes in 7075 aluminum cylinders and radial slots in 6061 aluminum bores. Just 3 minutes and 32 seconds long, the new BRM video also shows how the Flex-Hone® reduces surface roughness and improves surface finish down to the single RA level. Close-ups of the crosshatch pattern that flexible honing imparts reveal a substantially flat or plateau finish on cylinder walls.

Choosing and Using Flexible Honing Tools

BRM’s flexible hones are available in 10 different abrasive types from 20 to 800 grit, and come in diameters ranging from 4-mm to 36”. To automate secondary operations, manufacturers can use the Flex-Hone® tool in a machining center to remove burrs uniformly, efficiently, and cost-effectively while improving surface finish at the same time. With CNC equipment, use a Jacobs style chuck directly on the brush tool’s stem wire. BRM plateau hones also mount in lathes, mills, drill presses, and electric hand drills to replace labor-intensive and time-consuming manual deburring operations.

Self-centering, self-aligning, and self-compensating for wear, the Flex-Hone® tool follows bore geometry and will not affect size, ovality, or concentricity. Flexible hones are primarily surface finishing and deburring tools, and are not designed for heavy-duty or high-precision metal removal. As the In-Machine Setup: Automated Deburring and Finishing video explains, always use flexible hones with a honing oil or coolant for lubrication.

About Brush Research Manufacturing

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), makers of a full line of flexible honing tools and industrial brushes, is located in Los Angeles, California. Since 1958, BRM has been solving difficult finishing problems with brushing technology. Download the Flex-Hone® Resource Guide for more information about how to choose and use flexible honing tools.

Media Contact:
Heather Jones
Director of Marketing
Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc.
4642 Floral Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90022
HJones(at)brushresearch(dot)com

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http://www.brushresearch.com/
Ph: (323) 261-2193


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