Category Archives: MET 4

Narrowing Down Edge Prep Options

Posted on May 11th, 2016

With the first quarter in the rear-view mirror it’s time to take a second look at capital investments. If it was a good first quarter and things are on track, you might be looking for a way to take things to the next level and further boost efficiency and productivity in your manufacturing business. One way to do this can be with the installation of a universal edge prep solution. By now, most manufacturers are familiar with the benefits a dedicated edge prep solution can provide. That leaves the bigger question of which one to choose. Personal Investment While there are many manufacturers ready and able to sell the benefits of a one-size-all edge prep solution, at Mutschler Edge Prep we believe there’s more to edge prep than meets the eye. Through our many years of experience, we’ve found that…

Nylon Abrasive Brushes for Edge Prep

Posted on April 26th, 2016

While brushes are available made from silicon carbide, diamond and ceramic, Mutschler Edge Tech prefers to use nylon abrasive brushes for versatility and reliability. The MET-4 Edge Prep Machine offers a universal edge prep solution. Designed to work with a variety of round tools (step drills, end mills, drills, reamers and other round tools), the MET-4 also offers versatility in terms of the abrasive options. Assembling the Nylon Brush While at first glance a nylon brush may not sound like the most effective brush to use, particularly when polishing the flutes of tools with an interpolated axis, we believe nylon brushes are uniquely suited for many edge prep tasks. Nylon brushes contain specific combinations of nylon and other abrasive materials. Production of the filaments likely includes a mix of nylon with abrasives and extruding the filaments from the mixture. This process…