Flex-Hone® Technology in Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing; BRM Announces Surface Finishing Solutions, Prepares for AeroDef Event (Booth #554)

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Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of flexible honing tools and aircraft brushes, announces deburring, blending, chamfering, polishing, and surface finishing solutions for aerospace and defense manufacturers. BRM will showcase Flex-Hone® technology at the AeroDef Manufacturing Summit and Exposition from February 25 to 27, 2014 at California’s Long Beach Convention Center.

Visit BRM in Booth #554 | Use Promo Code 10003623

Visit BRM in Booth #554 | Use Promo Code 10003623

BRM’s Flex-Hone® tools are used by defense and aerospace manufacturers to meet surface finishing challenges such as deburring, edge blending, chamfering, and hole polishing.

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), American-owned maker of flexible hones and industrial brushes, is announcing surface finishing solutions that strengthen the aerospace and defense supply chain. BRM’s Flex-Hone® tools are used by defense and aerospace manufacturers to meet surface finishing challenges such as deburring, edge blending, chamfering, and hole polishing.    

A flexible, resilient honing tool with a soft cutting action, the Flex-Hone® also helps aerospace and defense manufacturers to automate finishing operations and deliver programs on-time and on-budget. Built with a double-wire metal mounting stem and flexible nylon abrasive filaments, the Flex-Hone® tool mounts in most machine spindles and is available in a wide variety of abrasive types and grit sizes.

Diamond Hones and Chamfer Hones

Diamond Flex-Hone® tools are available in three different mesh sizes instead of grits, and are ideal for surface finishing hard materials such as carbides, ceramics, hardened tool steels, and space age alloys. Available in diameters from 4mm to 20mm, diamond honing tools are also recommended for 302, 304, 416 and 17-4 stainless steels; Hasteloy®, Monel®, and Inconel® 718; and Titanium 6AL-4V.

Flex-Hone® technology includes flexible honing tools with abrasives such as silicon carbide (SC) and boron carbide (BC), as well chamfer hones for edge blending and radiusing. In addition to eliminating time-consuming hand-finishing operations, the Flex-Hone® for Chamfer Blending produces consistent surface finishes from hole to hole and part to part.

Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing

As BRM will explain at the AeroDef Manufacturing Summit and Exhibition, the California company has a long and distinguished history of solving surface finishing challenges. For example, when stress corrosion cracks from machined holes grounded U.S. Navy jet fighters, the Naval Aviation Depot at North Island selected Flex-Hone® tools for machining high-quality holes in aircraft structures.

In addition to supporting the defense supply chain, flexible honing tools are used by civilian aircraft manufacturers, jet engine builders, and aviation MROs. Applications include through-hole edge rounding in engine components, surface finishing of helicopter rotor drive shafts, and deburring the bearing surfaces on hydraulic swivel components.

Visit BRM at AeroDef (Booth #554)

From February 25 to 27, military suppliers and civilian manufacturers will gather at the Long Beach Convention Center for the AeroDef Manufacturing Summit and Exposition. As a trusted supplier to defense installations and industry leaders, BRM will answer questions about Flex-Hone® technology in Booth 554. Use Promo Code 10003623 to register for the exhibits for free.    

About Brush Research Manufacturing

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), makers of flexible honing tools and nylon abrasive brushes, is located in Los Angeles, California. For over 55 years, BRM has been solving difficult finishing problems with brushing technology. BRM’s Flex-Hone® tool is the standard against which all other surface finishing solutions are compared.

Media Contact:

Heather Jones
Director of Marketing
Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc.
4642 Floral Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90022

For Immediate Release:
Ph: (323) 261-2193

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