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Solving Shotgun Extractor Problems with Flex-Hone® for Firearms Tools

Posted by Team BRM on Jan 2, 2018 9:54:32 AM

Members of the Guns group on Reddit exchange information about firearms tools and performance. In a thread called This is the worst gun in my collection, several users cited the Remington Model 870 for shotgun extractor problems.

 “It doesn’t feed right at all,” said one shooter. “The shell gets stuck in the chamber after it’s been fired,” replied another. The M870 is the world’s best-selling shotgun, so these reports might surprise some gun owners. As Flex-Hone® for Firearms users know, however, the solution starts with the surface finish.

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Topics: Firearms Maintenance, flex-hone for firearms

Knife Manufacturing with NamPower Disc Brushes

Posted by Team BRM on Dec 18, 2017 10:17:20 AM

Zodiac Engineering manufactures folding and fixed-blade knives. The Southern California startup also provides milling, turning, heat treating, tumbling, and precision CNC machining services. Zodiac’s founder, Ken Spaulding, makes aluminum and titanium sling shots, too.

With knife manufacturing, imparting the ideal surface finish is especially important. Customers don’t want to see tool paths and marks that are left behind by machining operations. Chamfer tools can deburr and surface finish the pockets in a metal knife frame, but the work time-consuming.   

That’s why Zodiac switched to NamPower disc brushes from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM). These nylon abrasive brushing tools are fast, cost-effective, and long-lasting. NamPower technology is also the surface finishing solution of choice for Balzano Knives, a maker of high-quality knives and other bladed tools.

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Topics: NamPower

Engine Remanufacturing with Flex-Hone® Tools

Posted by Team BRM on Dec 11, 2017 9:50:32 AM

Holman Parts Distribution of Pennsauken, New Jersey remanufactures car and truck engines. Known formerly as RMP Powertrain Solutions, this division of Holman Automotive Group, Inc. wanted to improve the quality of cylinder liners in rebuilt engines.

During a typical month, RMP was remanufacturing 1300 gasoline-powered engines made by Ford and Chrysler. The New Jersey company was using a rigid honing machine, but discovered some problems with the final finish. If these conditions weren’t corrected, engine damage could occur.

That’s when RMP asked Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) about Flex-Hone® tools, a Made in the USA solution for cylinder surface finishing.

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Topics: Flex-Hone, Automotive

Resurfacing Brake Rotors with Flex-Hone® for Rotors Tools

Posted by Team BRM on Dec 4, 2017 9:09:05 AM

DSPORT magazine is a premiere publication for automotive enthusiasts who want to learn about the hottest cars, tools, and technologies.  As a regular service to its readers, DSPORT tests automotive tools to see if they perform as advertised.

For resurfacing brake rotors, BRM’s Flex-Hone® for Rotors tool promises a non-directional finish for lower harmonic vibrations and a quieter ride.

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) also claims that its rotor hone removes the accumulated brake pad glaze that contributes to squeaking and squealing in the first place.

When DSPORT magazine put the Flex-Hone® for Rotors to the test, writer Jun Chen captured the results of this rotor refurbishment project. Do-it-yourselfers (DIYers), brake technicians, and automotive mechanics will want to know the results.

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Topics: Flex-Hone, Brake Rotors

Deep-Draw Specialist Deburrs Pierced Holes with Custom Flex-Hone® Tools

Posted by Team BRM on Nov 27, 2017 11:27:03 AM

Precision Stamping Company is one of the Midwest’s largest producers of deep-drawn stampings. Along with flat stampings and brackets, the Howell, Michigan (USA) company specializes in deep-drawn tubular products such as a spring cup that’s flared at the top and that contains stepped sections.

For fast, efficient deburring, Precision Stamping Co. uses a custom Flex-Hone® tool from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM). Unlike a standard Flex-Hone®, this custom tool has stepped sections rather than a uniform diameter. Compared to thermal deburring, flexible honing delivers better results.

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Topics: Flex-Hone

Metrology Lab Speeds Service, Controls Costs with Diamond Flex-Hone® Tools

Posted by Team BRM on Nov 20, 2017 10:18:38 AM

Fox Valley Metrology (FVM) calibrates handheld instruments that are used in the production of precision equipment. The Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based company operates an accredited calibration laboratory and repairs measurement instruments such as bore gages at customer locations.

To maintain the accuracy of these handheld instruments, FVM uses the Diamond Flex-Hone® tool to correct surface imperfections.Made in the USA by Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), this diamond honing tool is ideal for deburring and surface-finishing cylinders made of harder materials. Compared to other technologies, flexible honing is also faster and less expensive.    

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Topics: Flex-Hone

Boat Manufacturer Eliminates Manual Sanding with NamPower Technology

Posted by Team BRM on Nov 13, 2017 8:55:47 AM

Sea Ray is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-quality pleasure boats such as luxury yachts, dayboats, and sports cruisers. Since its founding in 1959, this American boat manufacturer has prided itself on quality, craftsmanship, and innovation.

By integrating industrial robots into its operations, Sea Ray is speeding production and realizing benefits such as reduced costs and increased safety. As part of its automation initiative, the boat manufacturer is eliminating manual sanding by using NamPower disc brushes from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM).  

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Topics: NamPower

Cross-Hole Deburring: Best Practices for Flexible Honing

Posted by Team BRM on Nov 6, 2017 8:57:57 AM

Deburring cross-drilled holes can be an expensive, difficult, and time-consuming operation. Without proper cross-hole deburring, however, part misalignments can occur. Personnel who handle these machined metal parts also face the risk of injury from ragged edges, raised areas, and sharp surfaces.

For fast, efficient, and effective cross-hole deburring, part manufacturers and machinists trust the Flex-Hone® tool. Made in the USA by Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), the Flex-Hone® removes burrs from cross-drilled holes and improves cylinder surface finish at the same time.

The BRM Flex-Hone® requires no special training or instruction, but there are some best practices to follow on your way to surface finishing success.

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Topics: Flex-Hone

Ten Reasons to Try NamPower Wheel Brushes

Posted by Team BRM on Oct 30, 2017 8:16:07 AM

NamPower wheel brushes are great for removing sharp edges from metal parts such as cutting tools, turbine blades, gears, shafts, and extrusion cut-offs. In addition to removing burrs, NamPower wheels create a desired edge radius and impart a superior surface finish.

BRM’s NamPower Resource Guide explains how to select and use these nylon abrasive brushing tools, but are they really the right choice for your application? Here are ten reasons to try NamPower wheels for your next deburring, edge radiusing, or surface finishing project.

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Topics: NamPower, NamPower Wheels

Five Reasons to See BRM at the SEMA Show (Booth #16510)

Posted by Team BRM on Oct 23, 2017 10:19:26 AM

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of the Flex-Hone® tool, will exhibit at the 2017 SEMA Show, the world’s premiere trade event for automotive specialty products.

From October 31 to November 3, BRM will showcase automotive surface finishing and parts cleaning tools in Booth #16510 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

When you visit BRM at the 2017 SEMA Show, you’ll see videos of our products in action. You’ll also have a chance to talk to our Technical Team. 

There are plenty of reasons to visit BRM next week, but here are five you won’t want to miss.

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Topics: Automotive