They are used in a wide range of processes such as copper plating and tin-lead solder coating, de-burring, surface preparation, and electroplating.
The Silicon Carbide grit particles are impregnated throughout the filament and not coated like sandpaper. Fresh grit is exposed as the nylon wears. As the grit particle size becomes larger so does the filament diameter making the brush more aggressive. Silicon Carbide bristle brushes offer several advantages when compared to compressed wheel style brushes. Silicon Carbide bristle brushes prevent loading and are self-cleaning. They wear more evenly when running varied board widths therefore require less adjustment and dressing maintenance.
Our brushes offer final cleaning and scrubbing finishes of 15-20 RMS on Copper and 20-25 RMS on solder. We offer a wide range of grit sizes geared to specific applications. (1000-500-320-240-180-120-80-60-46 grits)