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The Top 7 Surface Finishing Posts of 2017

Posted by Heather Jones on Dec 26, 2017 7:39:39 AM

The Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) Blog is ending the year by looking back at how we’ve helped readers find solutions to surface finishing challenges in 2017.

As a full-line manufacturer of flexible honing tools and industrial brushes, we’ve covered a variety of topics. Here are our Top 7 Blog Posts for the year.

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Topics: Flex-Hone, NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes, NamPower Wheels

NamPower Disc Brushes for Knife, Boat, and Vise Manufacturing

Posted by Team BRM on Sep 26, 2017 1:17:07 PM

What do knives, boats, and vises have in common? They all need an outer diameter (OD) surface finish that’s smooth, attractive, and burr-free. Otherwise, potential customers may notice small surface imperfections that can lead to larger questions about product quality.    

For high-performance surface finishing and deburring, NamPower nylon abrasive brushes are the right choice. These disc-shaped brushing tools remove burrs and improve surface finish at the same time. They also blend edges and integrate with today’s production machinery.

As the following success stories show, companies that care about quality are getting great results with NamPower disc brushes from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM).

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Topics: NamPower, NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes

Four Reasons to Visit BRM at WESTEC 2017 (Booth #2408)

Posted by Team BRM on Aug 21, 2017 2:58:55 PM

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of Flex-Hone® tools and NamPower technology, will exhibit at WESTEC, the West Coast’s premiere manufacturing tradeshow.

From September 12 to 14, BRM will showcase surface finishing and deburring tools in Booth #2408 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

When you visit BRM at WESTEC, you’ll see videos of our products in action. You'll also have a chance to talk to our technical team. If you bring us your part drawings, we’ll recommend the right BRM tools for your application.

There are plenty of reasons to visit BRM at WESTEC, but here are four you won’t want to miss.

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Topics: Flex-Hone, NamPower, NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes, NamPower Wheels, Industrial Brushes

How to Get More Aggressive Brushing With NamPower Abrasive Discs

Posted by Team BRM on Jul 10, 2017 1:06:23 PM

NamPower disc brushes are nylon abrasive brushing tools for parts deburring, edge radiusing, and surface finishing. Manufacturers, machinists, and metalworkers use dot-style tools for lighter-duty applications, and turbine-style tools for medium-to-heavy deburring.

Both styles come standard with a unique combination of ceramic and silicon carbide abrasive for maximum burr removal rates and an optimum surface finish at the same time. By special order, NamPower disc brushes are available with blue ceramic or white ceramic alone, or in combination with silicon carbide abrasive.

Tool styles and abrasive types are important, of course, but NamPower users who want more aggressive brushing action need discs with shorter trim lengths, larger brush diameters, coarser grit sizes, and denser bristles. Faster disc speeds and increased cutting depths support increased brushing aggression, too. The NamPower Resource Guide provides complete information about tool selection and use, but here's what you need to know about more aggressive brushing with NamPower discs.

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Topics: NamPower, NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes

How to Achieve Finer or Coarser Finishes with NamPower Disc Brushes

Posted by Team BRM on May 22, 2017 10:28:44 AM

NamPower disc brushes are nylon abrasive brushing tools for surface finishing and deburring machined components. They feature a unique combination of ceramic and silicon carbide abrasive for maximum burr removal and efficient surface improvement. NamPower discs can help you to improve part quality and consistency, but which type of tool do you need for your application?

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) supplies NamPower disc brushes in different styles and sizes. The NamPower Resource Guide provides complete information about tool selection and use, but here’s what you need to know about achieving finer or coarser finishes. There are four main factors to consider: trim length, disc speed, grit size, and coolant use. For coarser finishes, you may need a smaller-diameter tool, too.

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Topics: NamPower, NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes

Automated Parts Deburring for Machine Shops and Tool Makers

Posted by Team BRM on May 1, 2017 10:16:22 AM

Automated parts deburring isn’t just for big companies and high-volume manufacturers. Machine shops and tool makers can also leverage their existing production equipment to improve efficiency, ensure quality, and promote consistency

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Topics: NamPower, NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes

How to Improve Deburring with NamPower Disc Brushes

Posted by Team BRM on Mar 20, 2017 9:57:11 AM

For automated deburring and surface finishing, NamPower disc brushes get great results. Made by Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), these industrial brushing tools feature nylon abrasive filaments with a unique combination of ceramic and silicon carbide abrasive. By conforming closely to part contours, the brush tool’s filaments work like flexible files for maximum burr removal rates and a superior surface finish.

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Topics: NamPower, NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes

Four Reasons to Visit BRM at HOUSTEX 2017 (Booth #2826)

Posted by Team BRM on Feb 12, 2017 1:04:54 PM

HOUSTEX lasts three days, hosts hundreds of leading manufacturers, and attracts thousands of industry professionals who affect purchasing decisions. For advanced technologies and innovative solutions, the Southwest’s premiere manufacturing event is where you can do more than read a brochure. For must-see surface finishing and deburring tools, visit BRM in Booth #2826.

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Topics: Flex-Hone, NamPower, NamPower Wheels, NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes

Gun Tools and Knife Tools at SHOT Show

Posted by Team BRM on Jan 16, 2017 10:21:34 AM

If you’re lucky enough to be at SHOT Show this week, there’s a good chance you’ll win big on the tradeshow floor. Each year, members of the shooting, hunting, and firearms industry learn valuable lessons from commercial buyers and sellers of military, law enforcement, and tactical products. By turning their newfound knowledge into profits, SHOT Show participants reap the rewards all year long.

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), a full-line manufacturer of metalworking tools, has the surface finishing solutions that guns owners, firearms manufacturers, and knife makers need. From January 17 to 20, 2017, BRM will be in Booth #1617 at the Sands Expo Center. But even if you’re not in Las Vegas this week, you can still see Flex-Hone® and NamPower technologies for yourself.

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Topics: Flex-Hone, flex-hone for firearms, NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes

What's the Right Speed for NamPower Disc Brushes?

Posted by Team BRM on Sep 18, 2016 3:20:07 PM

NamPower discs from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) are nylon abrasive brushing tools that remove burrs and improve part finish at the same time. Designed for outer diameter (OD) applications, these high-performance metalworking tools integrate easily with CNC machining centers, transfer lines, robotic cells, and other production equipment. With their unique combination of ceramic and silicon carbide abrasive, NamPower disc brushes set a new standard for high-quality, cost-effective performance.   

NamPower disc brushes come in two styles (dot and turbine), two trim lengths (18 and 38 mm), four grit sizes (80, 120, 180, 320), and six diameters (50, 60, 80, 100, 125, 150 mm). Choosing the right tool for the job is important, of course, but your work doesn’t end with product selection. That’s why manufacturers, metalworkers, and machinists need to understand the importance of disc brush speed, which is measured in revolutions (RPM) per minute, for optimum NamPower performance.

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Topics: NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes