Gear Technology Magazine

Gear Expo Preview: Norton Abrasives Booth 1153

August 22, 2013
Norton Abrasives, a brand of Saint-Gobain, has developed and launched Norton Vitrium3, the next generation of bonded abrasives products, engineered for maximum performance and cost savings in precision grinding. An entirely new abrasives platform, 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. “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 Abrasives. “This new technology will allow significant increases in production and also introduces the possibility of grinding instead of conventional machining on some operations.”