PolyBrush, a 3D printed vibratory brush mat solution that enables to move a variety of delicate parts and ensures they never reverse direction.

OPT Industries,  a product design, development and production company that has developed expertise in ultra-precise additive manufacturing technology, has worked with industrial brush manufacturer, Brush Company, on the development of a vibratory brush mat solution.

Named PolyBrush, the new product replaces the discontinued Brushlon™ series products. It is manufactured as a single piece that uses angled polymer bristles to safely move a variety of delicate parts with minimal chance of damage and ensures that parts never reverse direction. 

Easy to install and replace, OPT Industries says PolyBrush is easily cut with a band saw, box cutter or razor, and secured with standard methods, such as hook and loop tape. Pieces can be cut to size to enable spot replacing, reducing the need to replace entire panels.

OPT Industries was founded on the idea that with the right design and manufacturing technology, we can make nearly any texture,” explains Jifei Ou, CEO and Founder of OPT Industries. “When The Industrial Brush Company, Inc. approached us about creating a brush mat, it was a clear win for both companies. By 3D printing this material in the U.S., we’re able to offer a stable supply chain with much less external risk to the companies that rely on this product for their facilities to function. The Industrial Brush Co has been an excellent partner to us during design and lent their considerable industry expertise to ensure that this product meets the requirements of end users.”  

OPT Industries and The Industrial Brush Company, Inc. will continue to expand the PolyBrush line and develop further solutions for the industrial machinery industry by combining each company’s unique expertise.  

At The Industrial Brush Company, we take pride in finding the best way to build a brush solution, which often means looking outside of the norm for manufacturing solutions,” said Scott Enchelmaier, Vice President at The Industrial Brush Company, Inc. “We explored traditional manufacturing methods but were not getting the results we were looking for. OPT’s unique additive manufacturing solution was exactly what we needed. They’ve been an excellent development partner throughout the design and iteration process, and seeing PolyBrush go into production at OPT is really the first step through the door towards an additive manufacturing future for industrial consumables.” 

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