"Innovation begins with the impossible" - the very title of the corporate philosophy at Tokyo-based XEBEC highlights the company’s confident approach to challenges. The aim is to make the (seemingly) impossible possible. The company's priority is to automate basic operations as far as possible so that humans can focus on demanding and creative tasks. Following this maxim, XEBEC set out many years ago to disprove the assumption that manual deburring is the only way to remove burrs. The XEBEC Brush products now on show at EMO Hannover 2017 are also set to help lay this myth to rest once and for all.
XEBEC Brush products use abrasive ceramic fiber material instead of abrasive grains. According to the company, one single bristle consists of 500 to 1,000 ceramic fibers with superb cutting ability that act as cutting edges. XEBEC engineers point to three features of the innovative ceramic fibers in particular - "outstanding grinding power", "consistent cutting performance" and "no deformation", thus enabling CNC deburring and polishing. They say the promised "outstanding grinding power" is thanks in part to the fact that the unique XEBEC ceramic fibers have cutting edges, which consist of the tip of each fiber bristle. According to XEBEC, a grinding power up to sixty times greater than that of nylon brushes is therefore possible and burrs can be removed extremely efficiently.