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.
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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