Metal Fabricating Abrasives Products Feature Zirconia Alumina Grain
Norton Abrasives (of Saint-Gobain Abrasives) is upgrading its “Better” tier of metal fabricating abrasives products for portable grinding applications.
The updated products currently include “Better”-tier fiber discs, flap discs, coated abrasive belts, and portable wheels, cones and plugs. The company will also upgrade its Charger depressed center and cut-off wheels, NorZon paper discs, non-woven wheels and quick-change discs for portable grinding applications.
Two enabling technologies -- superabrasive wheels and high precision servo control -- come together to provide a contour grinding process that resembles an OD turning operation. For many medium volume OD grinding applications, this method may be a means to consolidate several manufacturing steps into a single setup.
No other process can do what creep-feed grinding can do. Recent tests show even more can be gained by optimizing every element of a creep-feed system.
Understanding grinding wheel fundamentals will help you find the right wheel for the job.