PFERD was given the challenge of solving a problem in the deflashing of professional hockey stick blades. At the time, the blades were deflashed in a multi-step process which used a sandpaper/brush wheel and then finished with a variety of abrasives such as an orbital sander and hand sanding.
PFERD applications engineers were able to test the products with the M-BRAD® brush and use a two step process which simplifies the process and makes it more efficient while maintaining the quality.
The current brush set has 10,000 blades on it. That’s about 10 weeks of production. The brushes are lasting quite long and have freed up a bottleneck.
M-BRAD® Brushes are now being used to finish the blades of professional hockey sticks for Reebok & CCM. These sticks are used by professional hockey players such as Crosby, Tavares, Hossa, Landeskog, Nugent-Hopkins, and Duchene.