0518-BRM-PlanarHoning-800.jpg Brush Research Materials
The Flex-Hone for Rotors has flexible filaments with abrasive globules mounted to a disc; it can be held in a collet, chuck, or similar holding device.

Planar Honing Offers a New Angle for Surface Finishing

Low-cost tool can be used effectively on hardened metals that interact in surface-to-surface friction with other metals or materials, like sliding guideways

For years the flexible, ball-style hone has been machinists’ first choice for applications that require honing of cylindrical metal surfaces, such as engine piston bores and drilled through-holes. Now, the tool is being recognized for its effectiveness on two-dimensional or planar, surfaces — in a slightly different configuration but with the same filaments and abrasive globules.

Register to view the full article

Sign up for a FREE membership to AmericanMachinist.com and receive access to this article along with exclusive metalworking and machining reports and other content.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish