Precision Brush Makes Doing the Right Thing a Priority There are lots of things that go into making Precision Brush a leader in brush manufacturing as well as a great place to work. One of them is a core value we hold that we call taking the high road. We are changing the world one brush, one customer, one vendor, one employee at a time. Taking the high road is about doing right by our customers, our vendors, and each other at every turn. The old adage about treating others how youd like to be treated comes to mind. In terms of custom brush manufacturing, this manifests in examples such as: Correcting problems promptly with respect and attentiveness Remaining open to suggestions on how we can improve Creating a work environment where employees respond kindly and proactively to challenging work situations or personalities Taking time and care to do our jobs to the best of our ability each and every day Our employees, customers, and vendors come from a variety of diverse backgrounds,
White vs. Natural Filament Whats the Difference? Which Filament Do You Need? If your specific application requires a brush that stays clean, we recommend using a white or natural filament so you can easily see when cleaning is needed. Either of these filaments will more easily show dirt, ink, or contaminant buildup than black filament can in most cases. Whether in a food application, a print application, or another situation where brush cleanliness is required, these brushes empower operators to easily assess the state of a given brush. White and natural filaments make it easier to detect contaminants, and theyre easier to clean as well. But whats the difference between natural and white filament? Why might you select one over the other? Natural Filament Not to be confused with natural animal-hair brushes, these brush filaments are typically nylon, polypropylene, or synthetic resin absent of any color. Often times, natural filaments appear white. Other times, they appear clear or
Maximize Your Brushs Longevity with These Simple Steps: Once youve figured out the kind of brushes you need, ordered them, and they have arrived to your working space, there are a few simple things to be aware of when it comes to storing them properly. If you care for your brushes when theyre not in use, you will extend the life of the products and maximize their working potential so they continue to function optimally for their designed purpose long after purchase. 1) Packed with Care: In general, it is best to store your brushes in their original packaging when they are not being utilized. Orient the package so that brushes can remain flat during storage; this will prevent the filaments from receiving undue pressure and becoming damaged. 2) Attention to Moisture and Temperature: Store brushes in a dark, cool, dry environment. Some brushes are designed for use in hot or wet tasks, but this is still a good rule for storing any type of brush and filament when not in use. With metal
Precision Brush Is Always Perfecting Our Processes Improvement is one of our core values at Precision Brush. What that means in practical terms is that we are constantly open to and actively exploring new ways to make things better from our products, to our relationships and everything in between. Within the ever-evolving world of technological, personal, and professional development, improvement is not a destination; its not a place our employees or products will someday arrive at. Instead, its an exciting path of growth that we nurture each day as we improve aspects of custom brush manufacturing from taking customer orders, to fulfilling vendor requests, to creating ever more efficiency in our delivery timelines, and more! One of our mottos is: If you have a better idea, share it! We ask all our employees to keep their eyes open for things that can be improved, and to speak up if they notice any process that can be made more efficient or better for any reason and we invite our
Try Our Quick Quote Service for Your Next Metal Channel Strip Brush Order Precision Brush Company has designed hundreds of thousands of brush configurations since the start of the company in 1951. We were one of the first companies to create software that enables us to quickly and accurately quote new designs with many levels of price breaks. Our constant attention to this process has allowed us to stay ahead of our competition while providing the best service and quality in the industry. In fact, we are often already sending custom-made samples to our customers before other brush companies can even send out a price quote! How Do Quick Quotes Work? Many years ago now, we created a customized software program to quickly and easily automate custom metal channel strip brush pricing. The software is constantly adapting to include sales rates and numbers for every metal channel strip brush we make, taking into account each brushs materials and specifications in addition to pricing and quantity. When
Precision Brush Now Accepts Cryptocurrency Payments In a bold move to make payments easier than ever no matter where you are in the world, Precision Brush is now accepting payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Opening the doorway for cryptocurrency payments gives overseas customers an important money-saving alternative to traditional payments such as wire transfers or credit cards, which can have steep fees. Were excited to be leading the brush manufacturing industry in creating a new set of secure, easy-payment solutions for our customers, says Precision Brush President Jim Benjamin. A Quick Cryptocurrency Primer Wikipedia defines cryptocurrency as a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets. Basically, its: Digital money created and exchanged via software coding An exchange of currency that occurs outside of any governmental
If you can think of a use for a brush, we can probably create it for you. But what kind of filament should you choose? This decision begins with analyzing your desired application.
At Precision Brush, we have four core values that shape the way we do business. One of those core values is being responsive.
From ATM Machines to NASA to Jazz Drummers, brushes are used everywhere and in this article we talk about our top 8 strangest and most unique brush applications.
Shipping nationally and internationally can often lead to bruised packages and damaged goods. At Precision Brush, we ship everywhere and we custom pack our brushes to ensure the best quality for you. Industrial brushes are everywhere and for good reason - theyre useful! Weve been creating custom brushes since 1951 and over that time, we have heard thousands of ways our custom brushes have been used. Thanks to our team of dedicated engineers, weve been able to craft brushes for years across multiple industries, making our high-quality products available anywhere in the world. Shipping affects the product We deliver brushes nationally and overseas, and put as much time and care into their custom packaging as we do into their actual design. Its no secret to us that shipping can take its toll on delicate brushes. One good drop or a misplacement under some heavier boxes could leave you with a bent or broken brush. The filaments could become distorted and, in many cases, irreparable, thus
Business is looking up for made-in-America products. Many of the products that were formerly made in China are making their way back to USA production. One such industry that is making a comeback is that of brush manufacturing, which includes vacuum brushes, snow brush sweeps, and custom brushes. This is good news for the American worker and for those purchasing items. Americans can take pride in purchasing items made by their own country. In addition, purchasing products made in the USA is an investment in your own community. Why is the brush manufacturing finding a home is America once again? Here are five reasons you will be seeing the made in America seal on more products from the brush manufacturing industry. Quality Matters People desire the quality of a well-made brush. No one wants to purchase anything made with cheap materials and cheap labor, because, lets face it, it just wont hold up over time. When manufacturers use quality material and talented workers to produce their
There are many options out there when it comes to brushes, but they may still be lacking. Precision Brush allows you to custom create the brush you need. Read on to learn the 5 reasons to choose Precision Brush...
This year, the 57th annual Victor F. Miller Golf Tournament welcomed brush manufacturers and suppliers from all across the world to Cleveland, OH.
Credit to The City of Durango for the Video Recently the American Brush Manufacturers Association celebrated its 100th anniversary. With the help of the Durango Arts Centers David Carr, Maureen May and Sandra Butler wanted to create a piece of art to commemorate the occasion. After some thought they settled on a sculpture of a carousel in honor of all of the horse hair that has been such a part of brushes for so long. Once the design was settled on and the concepts were drawn out they researched the types of brushes made by the American Brush Manufactures hundreds of brush making companies. With hundreds of brush styles to choose from they set about the daunting task of laying out sketches of brush horses for their project.With the donations from business like Precision Brushand many others they had all the brushes they needed. Everything from antique brushes to paint brushes and brooms were donated to create this work of art. The team tried to use every single type of donated brush
The brush industry is in a bit of an upswing right now, which means that there is only one place that it can go: higher. Whether its making brushes for tools or household products, the industry is certainly seeing a wave of innovation and profitability. As globalization continues to drive the market, brush manufacturers are seeing much more competition these days. Overall, the industry looks solid, with the future seeming bright. One organization that is helping to drive this move forward is the American Brush Manufacturing Association (ABMA). Since its inception, the group has been committed to helping brush makers of all shapes and sizes succeed. In fact, this year marks the hundredth anniversary of the ABMAs foundation, which is an incredible achievement in itself. Weve come a long way from making brushes of animal hair and bristles, and the ABMA has been around to see such revolutions and innovations take place. So how is the ABMA celebrating its centennial? Well, by having a massive
Almost every industry imaginable uses custom-made brushes for a variety of purposes. Within such fields as diverse as food preparation, maintenance, construction, and manufacturing, brushes of different shapes and various materials are essential. Its an often-overlooked fact, but brushes manufactured by companies are used to create solutions for specific business needs. Custom brushes have an extensive number of applications that can always be tweaked and expanded as new methods and strategies arise. For example, businesses that need to apply a liquid or malleable product need custom brushes to do so. Brushes can be used as augers for moving a product, as well as for numerous types of cleaning: conveyor belts and systems, pans, glass, and various other surfaces. Because there are different fiber thicknesses and materials that can be used to make the brush, a custom brush can clean even the most delicate of objects. Businesses located outdoors can use brushes as a barrier for birds and
Do you remember the Costa Concordia? It was the Italian cruise liner that capsized and sank when it struck underwater rocks off the Tuscan coast in 2012. It was restored with a painstaking process that required the use of special brushes. Take a look at how it was done. The brush The brush that was used to help with the repair and restoration of the Costa Concordia was a Twisted in Wire brush that had small abrasive balls that are permanently affixed to flexible filaments. This brush has a long history of having a variety of applications including automated metal finishing to maintenance and repair efforts. Repairing and restoring the ship The first step in repairing and restoring the ship was to make sure the vessel could not drift into deeper water. The hull was secured to the land with steel cables. Then, workers built a platform and placed it underwater to hold the ship in place. They then used hollow tanks that were filled with seawater, which would enable to ship to be pulled
If you ever find yourself in the Nevada desert between the end of August and the beginning of September, you may discover that youre not alone. Deep in the Black Rock Desert, the festival Burning Man is held every year as a celebration of life, love, and creativity. Since its inception, the festival has only grown more and more popular as its themes of art, selflessness, and community pervade the world around us. Everyone who attends is encouraged to contribute something to the event, and we can think of no more fitting way to lend a hand then with a brush.In addition to better janitorial services, artists and sculptors can make use of all our brushes to make some of the many installations that are part of the festival. There are brushes on RVs to help keep the dust down as well as brushes used to mark art placement on the playa. There have been giant brushes to mark public restrooms and countless uses of brushes on the amazing art that is displayed there. One of the pieces this year
Filament Measurement Reflects Brush Purposing Every brush is built with a unique purpose in mind, and the filament that constitutes the brush itself can be made at a variety of thicknesses to match the end use. This measurement is called the filament diameterthe thickness of an individual piece of filament. Two main tools are used to take such small measurements: micrometers and calipers. A caliper makes use of two sliding scales with different spacings between their markings to take the measurement, while a micrometer has two jaws that close by way of a screw and translate the measurement to an attached meter. The range of filaments for most brushes generally ranges from .003 .05 of an inch. To get a better idea of what different filament sizes look and feel like, consider these familiar examples: A standard soft toothbrush has filament that typically measures around .006 of an inch. A typical paintbrush you would use to paint your house employs filaments measuring around .012 of
Precision Brush Travels to Europe for Industry Tradeshow Every four years in the town of Freiburg in southwest Germany, the broom, brush, paint roller and mop industries come together to share ideas, new technologies and good company. The Interbrush tradeshow event attracts more than 7,500 industry leaders from around the globe. Precision Brush President Jim Benjamin attended this years event along with more than 300 American brush-making manufacturers. The three-day event went from April 27 29 this year, and Benjamin participated as a board member for the American Brush Manufacturers Association, supporting their booth at the show and an after-party celebration on one of the event nights. Its a networking opportunity where brush suppliers and manufacturers from all over the world can come together and meet other industry professionals, shared Benjamin. I got to connect with some old industry friends and meet some newcomers, as well. -- To learn more about Precision Brush