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Nylon Abrasive Brushes for Auto Parts Finishing

Posted November 10, 2014 1:42 PM by Brush Research

The automotive aftermarket and performance racing industry use NamPower nylon abrasive brushes to perform a variety of finishing tasks. Designed for use with today's production machinery, these high-performance brushing tools are ideal for outer diameter (OD) surface preparation, parts cleaning, edge radiusing, parts deburring, and surface finishing. BRM supplies NamPower technology via its website, and through a global network of distributors.

NamPower brushes feature abrasive nylon filaments that wipe and file across part edges and surfaces, conforming closely to part contours and providing consistent brushing action. Buyers in the automotive aftermarket and the performance racing industry can choose NamPower abrasive nylon disc brushes, composite hub wheel brushes, abrasive hex-drive tools for full 360┬░ surface finishing, and NamPower accessories such as lightweight tool holders and drive arbors.

NamPower Abrasive Disc Brushes

NamPower abrasive disc brushes are built with flexible abrasive nylon filaments that are bonded to a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic base. With their unique combination of ceramic and silicon carbide abrasive, these BRM disc brushes provide maximum burr removal rates and an optimum surface finish at the same time. The abrasive disc brush's molded thermoplastic base provides greater stability and rigidity with less vibration, resulting in a better balanced tool that performs better and lasts longer.

BRM supplies two types of NamPower abrasive disc brushes: dot and turbine. Dot-style disc brushes are used for light deburring and general-purpose surface finishing. Turbine-style abrasive disc brushes are used for medium-to-heavy deburring. Both types of NamPower abrasive disc brushes are available with lightweight tool holders with flow-through cooling for reduced heat generation and increased cutting depths. Dot-style and turbine-style NamPower disc brushes come in smaller diameters, too.

Composite Hub Wheel Brushes

NamPower composite hub wheel brushes feature virtually-indestructible cores, higher abrasive nylon filament densities, and a well-balanced construction. An alternative to wire wheels and non-woven abrasive brushes, these BRM wheel brushes are great for finishing auto parts such as drive shafts and transmission gears. Available in standard 6-inch and 8-inch diameters, NamPower nylon abrasive wheel brushes are also available in a choice of abrasive types and grit sizes.

For deburring and edge radiusing most metals, silicon carbide abrasive is a good choice. NamPower wheel brushes with diamond abrasive are recommended for auto parts made of ceramics, glass, carbide, or hardened tool steels. With both types of NamPower wheels, their composite hub construction offers a dense, uniform fill pattern for more cutting points. Abrasive grit selection influences flexibility, cutting, and finish. Machined arbor adaptors increase brush support, reduce vibration, and extend brush life.

Learn More at PRI 2014 (Booth #5511) and Watch NamPower Videos Now

Do your tradeshow plans include a visit to PRI 2014 in Indianapolis next month? Visit BRM in Booth #5511 at the Indiana Convention Center and see NamPower technology, Flex-Hone® tools, and BRM's full line of automotive and diesel brushes. To arrange a meeting in advance, contact BRM. Our technical specialists are ready to answer your questions about surface preparation, parts cleaning, burr removal, and automotive surface finishing.

For more information about NamPower products for the automotive aftermarket and the performance racing industry, download the NamPower Resource Guide and visit the BRM YouTube channel. Watch videos like NamPower Technology - Nylon Abrasive Disc Brushes, and check out NamPower Technology - Nylon Abrasive Wheel Brushes. These brief but informative product videos explain how to select BRM brush tools and demonstrate their superior surface finishing.

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

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