Technical Information for Our Brushes

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Staple-Set brushes are brushes consisting of discrete tufts of bristles or filaments inserted into holes in a block of wood, plastic, rubber, or leather. The tuft is held in the hole by a metal staple or anchor. Staple-set brushes are used to clean, scrub, dust, agitate, apply a material, remove a material, or transport/support. The staple-set brush is the most versatile and is found in more configurations than any other brush. There is almost no limit to the type of block material, bristle material, or brush tuft pattern.

Easily prototyped Tuft sizes from .093 to .250 in. diameter Small – Large production lots Innumerable shapes and sizes Production can be manual prototype or CNC Low set-up costs Minimal Tooling costs

All bristle materials: Animal Hair, Vegetable fiber, Plastics, and Metal



Strip brushes are formed by folding a metal strip over bristle material, with a wire inside the fold of the bristle running the length of the brush to lock the bristle into the formed channel. The resulting strip can be formed in long lengths (pretty much limited in length by how long a strip the trucking companies can move). The strip can also be shaped and formed into cups, triangles, disks, rings, and coils. Differing widths of strips can be used to give very thin strips, or thick strips– from about 1/8″ thick,to about 7/16″ thick.

Besides being easily formed into a variety of shapes, the straight strip can be inserted into various configurations of aluminum extrusions to aid in mounting the brush.

Bristle materials can be any of the standard plastics, metals like brass or stainless steel, and natural bristles like vegetable fiber or animal hairs. The metal channels can be galvanized steel, stainless steel, brass, or aluminum.



These brushes are used primarily to remove burrs and aid in surface finishing. The fill is usually stainless steel or carbon, but can also include other metal fills or abrassive nylons. Arbor hole, trim length, and brush diameter vary depending on the intended use of the brush. The fill material can also be crimped, twisted, knotted, and coated for the specific needs of every manufacturing problem.


Paint & Artist Brushes

The most recognized of brushes types. These include paint brushes, artist brushes, glue brushes, chip and oil as well as many more applicator of liquid and viscous solutions.

Fill material generally include natural and synthetic fibers. The fibers are inserted into a ferrule and set with a binding resin. The ferrule is attached to a handle or other material depending on its application. In some applications a plug is used depending on the application and density required.



Primarily used for cleaning and dressing inside cylindrical surfaces. The fill material of a twisted-in-wire is held between two if four stem wires. As the wire is twisted the brush takes on a spiral shape and the fill radiated in all directions from the stem.They vary in diameter from .020″ to 4″ in diameter. Lengths of the brush can be custom made from 1′ to 4 feet. Fill material is somewhat limited by the size of the diameter of the core wire but is very flexible.

Fill material will vary depending on the stem wire diameter. Typically run from .003 to .014 in diameter. Wire could be carbon steel, Stainless, brass, bronze. Natural fill could be tampico, horsehair, China bristle. Synthetics include polypropylene, nylon, abrasive nylons, polyethylene and polystyrene.


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