Brushes Flex-Hone Surface Finishing 

De-glaze cylinder walls

Engine cylinders need a substantially smooth surface finish that’s free from cut, torn, and folded metal. Yet cylinder walls can be so smooth that engine performance suffers. Over time, the up-and-down movement of pistons creates an overly smooth surface finish. Piston rings skate along cylinder walls and fail to seat and seal properly. The “glaze” that forms can also prevent engine oil from adhering properly.  The solution to these challenges is the Flex-Hone® tool from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM). This Made in the USA glaze-breaker hone removes burrs, deglazes cylinder walls, and…

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A cost-effective burr removal for machined metal parts

By integrating flexible hones in the machining process, complex parts with cross-drilled holes and other difficult-to-access features can be deburred in house, at less cost. In automated machining, removal of burrs and sharp edges in cross-drilled holes and other difficult-to-access areas such as undercuts, grooves, slots, or internal holes can be tedious and time consuming.  One particular challenge is deburring the intersection of cross-drilled holes frequently found in engine and transmission components. Despite the challenges, the removal of burrs from the production process is an absolute must for high quality,…

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Small diameter Flex-Hone® tools are helping CNC machine to reduce cycle times and finishing time

Flex-Hone abrasive tools from Brush Research Manufacturing provides fine surface finishes on CNC machined parts. The abrasive tools are inserted into the toolholder and programmed with a simple toolpath to process internal bores, along with edge breaking of undercuts and deburring of intersecting drilled holes. To produce tight tolerance parts at a faster rate and remain profitable in a highly competitive market, machine shops constantly look for creative ways to improve on overall cycle time, including speeding metal finishing operations. Although machine shops may have some auxiliary finishing equipment, their primary…

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Brake rotors need a non-directional or “basket weave” finish. Do you know why?

Slotted brake rotors contain machined grooves that help dissipate the heat that’s produced by braking. In racing, motorsports, and even regular driving, friction causes a layer of gas and dust to form between the brake pad and the brake rotor. Over time, this material transfer layer can impede performance.  Slotted rotors help to reduce friction, but surface contact between pads and rotors eventually requires rotor resurfacing. For optimum brake performance, brake rotors require a non-directional or “basket weave” finish that’s free from deposits of brake pad material.  To achieve this…

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Flex-Hone tools can remove rust and corrosion from the inner diameters (ID) of metal pipes

Throughout the oil and gas industry, ongoing maintenance is often required to remove rust, corrosion and other accumulated material from the inside diameter (ID) of valves, pumps, piping, diesel engines, motors, natural gas compressors and other large bore equipment. Failing to do so can have severe consequences including reducing equipment service life, causing unplanned shutdowns and degrading performance. For much of this equipment, critical ID tolerances of cylinders and bores must be maintained to ensure proper performance of everything from hydraulic cylinders used in pumps to big bore engines. Nowhere…

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Noisy brakes giving you a headache ?

The Flex-Hone® for Rotors tool removes the accumulated brake pad glaze that contributes to squeaking and squealing. Stop Brake Noise with Flexible Honing No one likes noisy brakes, but do you know what causes them? More importantly, do you know what to do about them? Over time, surface rust and brake pad glaze build-up on your brake rotors. Friction-induced brake noise is annoying, but it’s not the only brake problem. As brake shop mechanics understand, disc rotors need a surface finish with a “basket weave” pattern. BRM’s Flex-Hone® for Rotors…

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Flex-Hone for Engine cylinder

Engine cylinders like this have less blow-by, less friction and a better sealing surface for piston rings. For an optimal surface finish, use the BRM Flex-Hone tool. You need surface finishing solutions for inner diameter applications. Whether for cylinder wall deglazing, cross-hole deburring, or plateau finishing, there’s a Flex-Hone® tool that’s right for the job. But which size Flex-Hone® do you need? What’s the right abrasive type for the workpiece, and what about grit size? Then, after you get your Flex-Hone®, what’s the best way to use it? Please contact…

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BRM Flex-Hone tools for chamfer blending

Have you tried BRM Flex-Hone tools for chamfer blending? They round the transition between beveled edges and through-holes. Brush Research Manufacturing presents the newest innovation in the continuing evolution of Flex-Hone technology : Flex-Hone for Chamfer Blending. This unique Flex-Hone design has the ability to blend and radius sharp edges and remove microburrs on chamfered holes eliminating stress risers caused by the chamfering operation. The Flex-Hone for Chamfer Blending comes in a variety of grit sizes and abrasive types and is suitable for finishing titanium, inconel, super CVM and nickel…

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