Norton Abrasives, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.

PO Box 15008
One New Bond Street
Worcester, MA US

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BvL Oberflächentechnik’s Geyser

April 2019 Product Spotlight: Cleaning and Deburring
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on equipment used to remove imperfections from and clean finished workpieces.

AM IN718 Test Specimen

Grind to Finish: A Postprocessing Solution for Additive Manufacturing
3D printed metal parts typically feature little stock remaining for finishing. Grinding is potentially an effective solution for meeting final tolerances. An abrasive technology provider investigates grinding as a complement to AM.

grinding wheel

Buying a Grinder: The Abrasive Process
The prospective buyer of a new grinding machine should be aware of the ins and outs of the abrasive process, how abrasive bonds work and the various forms of wheel dressing. 

Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ line of Norton double-cut carbide burrs.

Carbide Burrs Make Smaller, Granular Chip Breaks
Designed for surface removal on demanding production runs, Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ line of Norton double-cut carbide burrs is said to last longer with fewer change-overs on challenging production applications.

creep feed grinding

How to Calculate Wheel Life in a Creep-Feed Grinding Process
For non-continuous-dress creep-feed grinding, the calculation is straightforward. For continuous dressing, the calculation has more steps, but in either case, it is possible to manage the cost of grinding by predicting the life of the wheel.

Norton Saint Gobain die grinder

Pneumatic Die Grinder Accesses Small Part Features
Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced the Norton pneumatic die grinder designed to accomplish quickly and comfortably a range of portable grinding applications without the need to change machines.

creep-feed grinding using a profiled wheel

10 Things to Know About Creep-Feed Grinding
Because of the high material removal rate creep-feed grinding can deliver in challenging materials, grinding might not be just the last step in the process—it might be the process.

Norton Vice President Brad Johnson and Olympic Luge medalist Erin Hamlin

Norton Saint-Gobain Continues Partnership with U.S. Olympic Luge Team
Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives displays its Olympic medal-winning capabilities at its IMTS 2018 booth, with a visit from USA Luge bronze medalist Erin Hamlin.

metal workpiece machined by surface grinding showing chatter on some passes

How to Reduce the Effect of Vibration in Production Grinding
It is not always possible to correct a vibration problem as soon as that problem begins to appear. Rather than stopping production, here is a means of continuing to realize smooth, efficient grinding until the underlying cause of vibration can be addressed.

dual-worm grinding wheel

Range of Grinding Wheels Provide Higher Profile Accuracy
IMTS 2018: Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives is displaying its Xtrimium range of gear solutions designed for gear grinding in tight-tolerance environments.

Abrasive discs

Abrasive Discs Remove Welding Marks in One Step
Fabtech 2017: Saint-Gobain Abrasives will feature its Norton Rapid Prep XHD coarse and medium discs for stock removal and blending challenges.

April 2017 grinding

April 2017 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Grinding
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of grinders and abrasive machining equipment.

Norton Saint Gobain Blaze R920

Flap Wheels Achieve Close Tolerances on Curved, Contoured Areas
Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Norton Blaze R920 ceramic alumina flap wheels are designed to deliver a smooth, consistent finish with a fast, cool, uniform rate of cut in difficult production applications.

Norton Saint Gobain Norton Quantum3

Grinding Wheels’ Bond System Enables Sharper Cutting, Less Vibration
Saint-Gobain Abrasives will showcase its Norton Quantum3 (NQ3) depressed-center grinding wheels, which feature a special grain along with a tough bond system containing fillers and bonding agents that allow for much better mix quality in manufacturing.

Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives Century45 Centerless Wheels

Centerless Grinding Wheels Designed to Lower Cost, Increase Safety
Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Century45 centerless bond platform features chemistry designed to improve grain retention in the wheel.

New Grinding Wheel Emphasizes Operator Comfort
Repetitive motions, especially those involving hand tools, can lead to worker fatigue and even carpal tunnel syndrome. The less tiring you make a job, the more productive employees will be.

Norton Abrasives Blaze

Abrasive Brushes for Finishing by Hand or on Machine
Norton, a Saint-Gobain brand, has added to its Blaze line with a series of nylon abrasive brushes made with high-quality ceramic grains to ease integration into automated machinery, machining centers, transfer lines, robotic cells and other specialized machinery as well as portable power hand tools.

ground test workpieces

Robotic Polishing of Turbine Engine Blades
Testing explores an airfoil finishing alternative to loose-abrasive polishing.

additively grown nozzle

Additive Manufacturing’s Assist to ID Grinding
By addressing a long-standing coolant-delivery problem, an additively grown nozzle enhanced the effectiveness of ID grinding in a complementary role.

threaded part

Shifting from Manual to Automatic
By partnering with its suppliers as a knowledge resource, this job shop made a successful transition from manual to CNC thread grinding, raising productivity and attracting new business with its increased capabilities.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Belts

Agglomerate Grain Extends Abrasive Belt Life
Saint-Gobain Abrasives will showcase the Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Belts featuring an agglomerate grain said to increase belt life up to three times, compared to aluminum oxide grain, and reduce two- to five-grit sequences in blending operations for lower labor and material costs.

Product Categories of Norton Abrasives, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.

Abrasive Compounds & Slurries
Buffing & Polishing Supplies
Burnishing Tools (Roller)
Burnishing, Honing & Lapping Tools
Cut-Off Tools/Attachments
Deburring Equipment
Deburring Machines
Deburring Tools (Machine Tool Spindle-Mounted)
Diamond Tools
Form Tools
Gear Cutting Tools
Grinding Attachments & Accessories
Grinding Wheel Dressing Units
Grinding Wheels & Belts
Mandrels
Threading Tools - Cutting
Tool Conditioning Equipment

Trade Names

Abrasotex™
Alundum®
Amplex®
AVOS®
Aztec®
Bear-Tex ®
Black Ice®
Blaze™
BlueFire™
Charger™
Clear Creek™
CloseKote®
Crystolon®
DryIce®
DUO®
Durite®
Edger™
EZ Choice™
E-Z Fflex®
FabCut™
FastCut™
FlexDrum™
FlexEdge™
Furioso™
Gemini®
G-Force™
Global™
GreenLyte™
Grind-O-Flex™
India®
JobPack™
Lightning®
Long Life™
Merit®
Metalite®
Mini-Dex™
MSL®
Multi-Air®
Multi-Air® Plus™
Multi-Oilstone®
MultiSand™
Muscle Behind the Machine®
Nanozyte®
Neon™
NEX™
No-Fil®
NORaX®
NorBide®
NorGrip®
NorLok™
NorPor®
Norton Design®
Norton SG Blaze®
Norton SG®
Norton®
NorZon
NorZon BlueFire®
NorZon Plus®
NorZon®
Onyx™
OpenKote®
PaceSetter®
Paradigm™
Plyweld®
PolyBond™
PowerFlex®
PowerLock®
PowerStrip™
PureSand®
Quadro-Fit Pro™
Quantum™
QuantumX™
RailCut™
Rapid Finish™
Rapid Strip™
RapidCut™
Rescue Runner™
RightCut™
SAABA™
SandWet™
Screen-Bak®
ShurStik™
Silver Eagle®
SoftTouch®
Speed Change™
Speed-Lok®
Stick & Sand®
Targa®
The Absolute Force™
The See-Thru System™
Torrent™
TufBak®
TwinFiber™
TwinStar™
U-Dex-It™
Univel®
Universal
Vortex®
Wheel Dressing
Winter®
WoodSand™