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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 Abrasive Disc Brushes, NamPower

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 Abrasive Disc Brushes, NamPower

Spring Into Surface Finishing and Deburring at These Three Tradeshows

Posted by Team BRM on Apr 17, 2017 8:57:40 AM

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) is hitting the road for three spring tradeshows. From April 22 to 24, we’ll be at ISA 2017 (Booth #1830) in Denver, Colorado. Then, from April 25 to 27, BRM will visit PTMS 2017 (Booth #1142) in Columbus, Ohio. Last but not least, we’re headed to EASTEC 2017 (Booth #5608) from May 16 to 18 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. 

Different tradeshows appeal to different audiences, but all three of these events aim to please. For surface finishing and deburring solutions, the BRM booth is where industry leaders will gather. That’s because when you meet with our Technical Team, you can ask questions and get answers to your specific metalworking challenges. Plus, you can see and touch BRM tools and technologies like these. 

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Topics: Flex-Hone, NamPower, tube brushes

Gear Deburring and Surface Finishing with NamPower Wheel Brushes

Posted by Team BRM on Apr 11, 2017 8:30:25 AM

Gear manufacturers need to meet tough requirements for dimensional accuracy, tooth spacing, and gear form. To remove burrs and improve surface finish, nylon abrasive wheel brushes are used. For both machine-based and off-hand deburring, NamPower wheel brushes from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) are an excellent choice.

NamPower wheel brushes feature nearly-indestructible cores and long-lasting nylon abrasive filaments. These high-performance industrial brushes are a safe, durable alternative to wire wheels and non-woven abrasives. With their well-balanced construction, NamPower wheels reduce machine fatigue. There’s less filament breakage, too. Plus, NamPower technology supports shorter cycle times.

For gear manufacturers who want to know more about NamPower wheel brushes, here are some basics to get you started on the road to gear deburring and surface finishing success. 

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Topics: NamPower Wheels, NamPower

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 Abrasive Disc Brushes, NamPower

End Mills: Flute Polishing, Edge Radiusing, and Surface Finishing

Posted by Team BRM on Mar 2, 2017 2:30:48 PM

End mills are cutting tools used in industrial milling applications. They feature cutting edges called flutes that require sharp cutting edges and high rake angles.  End mills with two or four flutes are common, but some tools have as many as eight flutes to reduce chip loading. Often, end mills are made of harder materials like carbide or cobalt, and are coated to promote tool life at increased cutting speeds.

For end mill manufacturers, tool geometry and surface finish are critical. Otherwise, these cutting tools can fail prematurely or impart lines and ridges to the workpiece. Micro-burrs that form along the edge of the tool can create stress points, too. For flute polishing, edge radiusing, and surface improvement, NamPower diamond abrasive wheels from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) are a smart choice.

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Topics: NamPower Wheels, NamPower

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

Five Tips for Cutting Finishing Costs with NamPower Wheel Brushes

Posted by Team BRM on Feb 6, 2017 8:34:21 AM

For parts deburring, surface finishing, and edge radiusing, NamPower wheel brushes get great results. Brush Research Manufacturing's  NamPower wheels have molded cores for higher filament densities. This balanced construction puts more cutting tips at the point of attack for better brush performance, less filament breakage, and more even brush wear.

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Topics: NamPower Wheels, NamPower