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Vitrium3 Grinding Wheel

Vitrium3 Grinding Wheel

July 18, 2014—
Norton will be exhibiting its Norton Vitrium3, the next generation of bonded abrasives products, engineered for maximum performance and cost savings in precision grinding (Booth N-7148). Norton Vitrium3 features a patent-pending bond technology developed by the Saint-Gobain Abrasives R&D team. This bond features an exclusive chemistry that promotes excellent grain adhesion, resulting in improved product versatility across a wide range of applications. Substantial performance improvements with Norton Vitrium3 are now attainable in all Norton abrasive grains, from proprietary Norton Quantum ceramic alumina to conventional aluminum oxide. Norton Vitrium3 features a stronger bond construction that allows suitable form and corner holding for improved part quality and higher tolerances, reduced dressing time and wear, an improved holding power utilizing less bond-to-abrasive ratio and an increased porosity that improves coolant flow and chip clearance to eliminate burn or other part damage, especially on today’s tough-to-grind materials, such as high nickel alloys, tool steels and chrome. “Whether the goal is to reduce total cost per part, increase throughput, or improve workpiece quality, Norton Vitrium3 is re-shaping the world of precision grinding to meet these needs,” said Scott Leonard, director of product management at Norton Saint-Gobain. “This new technology will allow significant increases in production and also introduces the possibility of grinding instead of conventional machining on some operations.” 

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