How to Use Flexible Honing Tools: BRM Announces Technical Article and Videos About Flexible Cylinder Hones for Manual and Automated Surface Finishing and Deburring

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Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), Made in America maker of Flex-Hone® tools and a full line of industrial brushes, announces on-line resources that explain how to use flexible cylinder hones for surface finishing and deburring. Technical article and product videos describe off-line and in-machine operations such as burr removal, edge blending, cylinder wall deglazing, and plateau finishing.

Learn How to Use BRM Flex-Hone® Tools

Learn How to Use BRM Flex-Hone® Tools

Flex-Hone® technology can be used with a variety of garage, machine shop, and manufacturing equipment.

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), Made in the USA supplier of surface finishing solutions, is announcing a technical article and product videos about how to use flexible honing tools. Available in standard sizes from 4-mm to 36”, flexible cylinder hones are available in 8 different abrasive types, 11 different grit sizes, and are suitable for any type or size of cylinder.

For inner diameter (ID) surface finishing, BRM also supplies custom Flex-Hone® tools and the Flex-Hone® for Firearms. As the California company’s technical article explains, Flex-Hone® technology can be used with a variety of garage, machine shop, and manufacturing equipment. Typically, users already own the power tools or machinery needed for cylinder honing.

Off-Line and In-Machine Operations

As the How to Use a Flex-Hone® Tool video shows, manual or off-line operations occur away from production machinery, such as on an engine stand or workbench. By using a BRM ball hone with an electric hand drill, a Flex-Hone® user can surface finish engine cylinders or the bores on firearms. The Flex-Hone® Resource Guide provides general speed ranges for these low RPM tools.

Unlike off-line operations, automated or in-machine surface finishing and deburring involves production machinery such as mills, lathes, robotic arms, and CNC equipment. The Flex-Hone® In-Machine Setup for Surface Finishing and Deburring video shows how flexible cylinder hones in a machine center can remove burrs uniformly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.    

Lubrication and Cleanup    

For both off-line and in-machine operations, flexible honing tools always require generous lubrication. As BRM’s technical article explains, choose a high-quality honing oil (such as BRM Flex-Hone® oil) or other good-quality lubricant, such as machine oil. Never use solvents. Proper lubrication helps keep heat to a minimum, prevents the tool from loading, and suspends the abrasive material.

After flexible honing is complete, thoroughly clean the cylinder. For best results, use a soft nylon brush and warm soapy water. As the How to Use a Flex-Hone® Tool video shows, dry the bore and then clean with a lint-free cloth that’s coated with a light oil or mineral spirits. Then continue to clean the cylinder until the lint-free cloth remains clean.

For more information about using flexible honing tools, read BRM’s new technical article, download the Flex-Hone® Resource Guide that accompanies this press release, and watch the Flex-Hone® videos on BRM's YouTube channel.

About Brush Research Manufacturing

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), makers of flexible honing tools and a full line of industrial brushes, is located in Los Angeles, California. For over 55 years, BRM has been solving surface finishing challenges with brushing technology. BRM’s Flex-Hone® tool is the industry standard against which all other surface finishing solutions are compared. Visit the BRM website to learn more.

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

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Ph: (323) 261-2193

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