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.
Director of Marketing
Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc.
4642 Floral Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90022
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Ph: (323) 261-2193