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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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Revenge of the Fallen: Hollywood Meets Honing

Posted July 22, 2009 3:30 PM by Steve Melito

What's better than watching giant robots on the silver screen? If you're BrushResearch, a contributor to CR4's Machine Tools & Metal Working Blog, how about a Flex-Hone® Tool and giant robots?

The new Transformers movie, Revenge of the Fallen, includes several GDB Flex-Hones that are made by Brush Research Manufacturing. The California company also makes abrasive nylon brushes, deburring brushes, power brushes, and twisted-in-wire brushes.

What's a Flex-Hone?

The Flex-Hone Tool, Brush Research Manufacturing's flagship product, didn't start its career as a Hollywood starlet. Rather, this patented instrument is best-known for its use in flexible honing, a surface-finishing process that removes the peaks, torn and folded metal left by the honing process.

For more information about honing, check out these CR4 blog-entries from BrushResearch.

As for the Flex-Hone Tool's Hollywood debut, click here for a clip from Revenge of the Fallen.

CR4 at the Movies?

Have you seen the latest Transformers movie? Is so, did you recognize any other tools or parts that would normally be on your workbench (or in a CR4 blog entry) instead of on the silver screen? How about in any of this summer's other movies?

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07/23/2009 1:12 AM

Hi Moose,

I saw the movie this very evening. Not only did I not recognize any tools, I still can't tell a Decepticon from an Autobot. Wouldn't mind taking a spin in Bumblebee, though.

(And someone's gonna have to go back in time and fix that pyramid)

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Re: Revenge of the Fallen: Hollywood Meets Honing

07/23/2009 3:44 PM

Thanks for the comment, Sue! Nice way to tie together the two CR4 posts, too. Looks like folks might keep talking about going back in time until the end of time. That's become quite a popular thread.

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