Use of wire brushes in stain­less steel weld­ing

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

It is a well-known fact that proper clean­ing of work pieces prior and af­ter the weld­ing process is es­sen­tial for get­ting welds with good ap­pear­ance and me­chan­i­cal prop­er­ties. In many ap­pli­ca­tions man­ual clean­ing with a stain­less steel wire brush can be the best method.

The fin­ished welds and sur­round­ing par­ent ma­te­rial may be con­tam­i­nated by weld spat­ter and ox­ide films. In cer­tain ap­pli­ca­tions it may be also nec­es­sary to clean the weld ma­te­rial and to pol­ish the weld area. Again me­chan­i­cal brush­ing with a stain­less steel brush is an ex­cel­lent op­tion.

Stain­less steel wire brushes (es­pe­cially 316 grade) are much less likely to pro­duce sparks than the stan­dard grind­ing meth­ods. This re­duces the risk of in­jury or fire.

Due to the risk of con­tam­i­na­tion al­ways store the brushes and other tools used for stain­less steel ap­pli­ca­tions sep­a­rately. Also avoid us­ing them in fer­rous ap­pli­ca­tions.

All Dixbro wire brushes are made with 316 stain­less steel and they have usu­ally green colour, how­ever al­ways check be­fore us­ing them.

Dixbro has been a lead­ing brand of in­dus­trial wire brushes in New Zealand and Aus­tralia for over 50 years. Your en­gi­neer­ing sup­plier will be happy to dis­cuss your needs with you.

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