This manufacturer recently employed the Flex-Hone ball-style honing brush from Brush Research Manufacturing to automate the finishing of die bores. In addition to providing quality and productivity improvements, the tool helped eliminate the potential for operator discomfort and injury.
Weiler Corporation’s line of stem-mounted brushes are suited for a variety of applications, including cleaning and finishing recessed areas or internal diameters; cleaning and polishing dies, molds and tools; deburring; weld and carbon cleaning; spot facing; and cleaning rust, paint, scale or slag. Designed to optimize performance of high speed air and electric tools, the stem-mounted brushes are available in a variety of styles including wheel, cup and end brush configurations, each made with a ¼" stem for easy mounting on tool collets, the company says.
Brush Research Manufacturing’s diamond flex-hones are designed for deburring, edge blending and surface finishing in hard materials such as carbide, ceramic and aerospace steel alloys. The tools are engineered using resin-bond diamond crystals with high friability, a characteristic that makes edges self-sharpening.
According to the company, miniature deburring brushes can automate the removal of burrs and the production of an edge radius on small-dameter holes, saving time and money while improving product quality and consistency. Filament choices include carbon steel, stainless steel, brass, nylon and natural to provide the optimum finish on a variety of base materials. The miniature deburring brushes are available in a diamond-abrasive-filled nylon filament.