Self-Sharpening Blending Disc Excels on Welds, Deburring Sharp Edges
Walter Surface Technologies’ Blendex U Turbo blending disc is designed for enhanced blending and finishing in metalworking shops. The disc is made using a heat-resistant, non-woven matrix, which helps it to provide a more consistent finish without smearing. The disc is made of self-sharpening grains, extending tool life while providing uniform finish, the company says. The self-sharpening grains also allow for high material removal on many different surfaces including steel, stainless steel and aluminum alloys.
Blendex U Turbo uses Blendex Unitized Technology, and was designed specifically to blend fillet welds as well as deburr sharp edges commonly found across industries such as automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and any fabrication environment. The disc will conform to tough angles, corners and hard-to-reach areas, the company says.
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