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BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog

BRM's Flexible Honing, Surface Finishing, and Deburring Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about how to solve difficult finishing problems. For over 50 years, Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) has helped customers use brushing technology to clean, rebuild, and resurface components ranging from engine cylinders to brake rotors to flywheels to firearms. BRM's Blog on CR4 provides real-world examples of how flex hones and wire brushes work. It also evaluates related technologies and invites questions from the community.

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Automotive Surface Finishing at AAPEX 2013

Posted October 21, 2013 2:42 PM by Brush Research

AAPEX 2013 is where innovators and industry leaders will meet the distributors, retailers, service shops, and automotive professionals who help power the $477-billion global motor vehicle aftermarket. From November 5 to 7, the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas is where leading manufacturers and suppliers will engage automotive audiences who need top-notch technologies ranging from car cleaning chemicals and computer systems to remanufactured replacement parts.

Scheduled for Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW), AAPEX 2013 will feature nearly 2,400 exhibitors and approximately 5,000 booths. The 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) isn't as large as the SEMA Show, but AAPEX 2013 will attract nearly 40,000 buyers who specialize in areas like engine building and auto parts remanufacturing. For AAPEX attendees who want superior surface finishing solutions, the Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) booth (#1364) is the place to be.

Engine Hones and Cylinder Deglazing

As this video from MotorzTV explains, the Flex-Hone tool is ideal for engine honing, cylinder wall deglazing, deburring, auto parts surface finishing, and many other automotive applications. Whether mounted in a machine center or chucked in a handheld electric drill, BRM ball hones are used to clean, polish, deburr, and improve inner diameter (ID) surface finish. In addition to engine cylinders and liners, applications include clutches and brakes, camshafts and valves, and crankshafts and piston pins.

Built with a stiff metal stem, flexible nylon filaments, and abrasive globules that some Flex-Hone users call "dingleberries", BRM engine hones are self-centering, self-aligning, and self-compensating for wear. As engine rebuilders and automotive restoration specialists know, ball hones impart a plateau finish that promotes lubrication and reduces engine wear. Trusted by professional engine mechanics and do-it-yourself (DIY) hobbyists alike, BRM glaze-breaker hones are also used to deglaze engine cylinders.

Brake Hones and Nylon Abrasive Brushes

Visitors to the BRM booth (#1364) at APPEX 2013 will also learn how Flex-Hone technology provides a superior surface finish for automotive and motorcycle disc brake rotors, automotive fly wheels, and clutch plates. In addition to lowering harmonic vibrations, the Flex-Hone for Rotors produces a non-directional pattern. Named an Undercar Digest Magazine "Top Ten Tool" eight years in a row, the Flex-Hone for Rotors is ideal for both new and re-turned rotors and flywheels.

BRM also offers nylon abrasive brushing tools for unmatched outer diameter (OD) surface finishing. The NamPower family of high-performance brush tools includes nylon abrasive disc brushes that are used to clean threads, stabilize surfaces, and remove rust and corrosion from auto parts. As this NamPower video shows, these abrasive nylon brushes remove burrs and improve surface finish at the same time.

Visit BRM in Booth 1364 at AAPEX 2013

Will you visit AAPEX 2013 in Las Vegas next month? From November 5 to 7, Booth 1364 at the Sands Expo Center is where automotive innovators and industry leaders will learn how to solve surface finishing challenges with Flex-Hone and NamPower technologies. Click here to visit BRM's expo profile, where you can map our location and add BRM to your expo plans. See you at AAPEX!

Author's Note: This CR4 blog entry originally appeared in the BRM Flex-Hone Blog.


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