Industrial Brush Manufacturing Makes Its Mark On the World of NFT Collectibles Precision Brush was the very first industrial brush manufacturer to begin accepting payment in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. Now the company is breaking molds once again and propelling the industry into the future by creating the world’s first industrial brush NFT. The above artwork "Brush Happiness" is now for sale by auction ending May 26 2021 at midnight. What Is an NFT? NFT stands for “non-fungible token.” Fungible essentially means replaceable or interchangeable. So, a non-fungible token is by definition irreplaceable and singularly unique. As one journalist so aptly wrote: “It’s a digital asset plus certificate of authenticity plus legal rights all rolled into one. Buying an NFT means purchasing a hacker-resistant, public proof of ownership over a specific digital asset.” A Brief History of NFTs Cryptocurrency was the natural forerunner to NFTs. Bitcoin revolutionized money because it created a scarce digital value for the very first time. However, digital scarcity alone is not sufficient to create a functioning monetary system. Each token must be fungible - interchangeable. In other words, a recipient should not care which bitcoin they receive or where it comes from as long as it is in the correct amount. Fungibility is a crucial characteristic to many traditional markets, including c
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 you’d 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, but regardless of our upbringing or place on the map, we all have an internal compass that helps us know how to “just do the right thing.” And that’s the place we operate from at Precision Brush. Whether we’re on the job dealing with a challenging work order or a coworker who is having a tough time… whether we need to replace a product for a customer or navigate a delivery mishap with a vendor… we take the hi
White vs. Natural Filament What’s 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 they’re easier to clean as well. But what’s 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 transparent. Sometimes they appear to be almost yellowish. Final coloration depends on the processing and the raw material used in filament creation. Color can vary from order to order, or sometimes even within the same order depending on the selection of raw materials available. These brushes are used much more often than white filament brushes, such as in industrial applications where a pure white is not essential. White Filament – If you specif
Maximize Your Brush’s Longevity with These Simple Steps: Once you’ve 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 they’re 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 brushes, moisture can affect the filaments. With natural-hair brushes, excessive heat or direct sunlight can cause them to dry out. If your brushes are stored outside, regular exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun can degrade the bristles and cause them to become brittle. NOTE: If you require brushes for outdoor use, talk to one of our specialists about requesting UV-additive treated brush filaments so they will last longer. 3) Avoid Filament Damage: Don’t sta
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; it’s not a place our employees or products will someday arrive at. Instead, it’s 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 customers to do the same! When it comes to feedback, we’re all ears. We appreciate insight into anything we can improve on. We continually invest in new equipment and brush-manufacturing technologies; we hone our ability to be responsive to clients, vendors, and each other; and we create new possibilities for ease of use with our website, customer orders, and payments. At the end of the day, we’re on an ongoing mission to produce b
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 brush’s materials and specifications in addition to pricing and quantity. When you reach out to Precision Brush for a quick quote on your custom metal channel strip brush order, one of our experts will: Talk through your brush needs for your final application Help you select the ideal filament materials, width, and length Plug your specifications into our quick quote software to get you the most possible savings on your order Gather part numbers where applicable to match your equipment Ascertain your timing and delivery
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. “We’re 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, it’s: Digital money created and exchanged via software coding An exchange of currency that occurs outside of any governmental oversight An economy monitored only by peer-to-peer protocols Here are some of the benefits of using cryptocurrencies: They can’t be counterfeited, so they eliminate risk of fraud. They aren’t affected by international exchange rates or any country’s transaction charges. They make it possible to transfer assets instantly to another user from anywhere in the world. Users can expect significantly lower transaction fees than those
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
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 - they’re useful! We’ve 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, we’ve 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. It’s 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 rendering the brush useless. We learned long ago that traditional shipping materials aren’t enough to protect our brushes. Our custom brushes vary too much in size, ranging anywhere from 12 feet long to less than an inch. The filaments alone could get up to almost a foot long! So, we take matters into our own hands. Shipping can affect the product the customer receives, therefore, we see it as our responsibility to custom pack to ens
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, let’s face it, it just won’t hold up over time. When manufacturers use quality material and talented workers to produce their product, then consumers are happier and purchase more products. Delivery Times When companies have to wait for delivery of their goods, it slows down business. While waiting for a delivery to arrive, potential customers may be lost. When purchasing items straight from an American manufacturer, the delivery time is much faster. This positively affects a business’s revenue. Price is just as competitive Contrary to what some people may think, just because br
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