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

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.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

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.

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

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