FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2018
Osborn Announces New Patents Pending
for its TufBrush™ Lineup of Stringer Bead Wire Brushes
Visitors to FABTECH 2018 will be introduced to Osborn’s industry-leading material removal
capabilities in a long life brush that saves time and money for welders and fabricators.
ATLANTA, GA. — Osborn will present its expanded lineup of patent pending TufBrush™ wire
brushes, which increase productivity and profitability by removing more material over a longer
period, at FABTECH 2018 from Nov. 6-8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
“FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, so
it’s the perfect opportunity for Osborn to announce that we have new patents pending on the
design of our innovative TufBrush products. We engineered our carbon steel and stainless-steel
brushes to make them aggressively remove more material but also last up to twice as long as
competitors' brushes,” said Justin Sieb, product manager at Osborn.
Osborn improved its brush technology by staggering the wire knots. Osborn also re-engineered
the brush design to dampen vibration. The TufBrush product line features Osborn’s proprietary
TufWire™, a specially designed wire that offers increased rigidity and aggressiveness. TufBrush
4-, 5- and 6-inch brushes also feature a new knot design that allows for more wire on the work
surface and an increased wire density that provides consistency and longer life.
“The patentable breakthrough is the staggered trim and its effect on long brush life and fast
cutting” Sieb said. “Our TufBrush product line provides the most optimal cleaning and brushing
operations. They’re now better than our previous versions.”
Welders and fabricators using TufBrush products can save as much as 37 percent compared to
the cost of other stringer bead wire brushes, Sieb said.
“Longer-lasting TufBrush wire brushes save time and money because welders and fabricators
will need to stop working to replace them less often,” Sieb said. “Shops also will need to stock
fewer brushes, opening up space in the shop or truck for other tools. As a business, they will
spend less time ordering replacement brushes or visiting the distributor, so they can focus on
getting more work done.”
TufBrush stringer bead brushes are used for weld cleanup applications, including root and hot
pass, surface preparation, deburring and pipe joining. The entire TufBrush product line excels at removing bead scale, slag, spatter and oxidation.
More than 30,000 people are expected to attend FABTECH 2018, which provides a convenient
‘one-stop shop’ venue to meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and
developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new
solutions to all metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.
Osborn also will showcase its Advanced Technology Brushing (ATB) lineup of nylon filament
abrasive tools for highly refined finishing processes, along with cutting and grinding discs, and
many of its other surface treatment products.
For more information, visit Osborn at Booth C13160 in Hall C during FABTECH 2018.
About Osborn International
Osborn is the world’s leading supplier of surface treatment solutions and high-quality
finishing tools for industrial and commercial applications within material finishing,
deburring, cleaning, honing and surface polishing segments.
Founded in 1887, Osborn now includes operations in 13 countries and serves customers
in more than 100 countries.
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