Norton Offers New IDeal-Prime Internal Diameter Grinding Wheels
June 24, 2021
Saint-Gobain Abrasives recently introduced its new high performance Norton IDeal-Prime Internal Diameter Grinding Wheels for precision applications. The wheels feature a new innovative Norton Quantum Prime nano-crystalline ceramic grain, embedded in an optimized matrix of Norton Vitrium3 bond. The combination of the micro-fracture properties of the new ceramic grain from Saint-Gobain Abrasives and the retention capability of the bond ensures long wheel life, excellent grinding efficiency, and consistent part quality with superior finish which results in cost savings of 30% and more.
Reduced cycle times and lower cost per part are achieved due to the self-sharpening grain technology, which increases the material removal rate (MRR) and decreases the need for dressing. Even with increased MRR, the innovative grain technology in Norton IDeal-Prime Wheels offers unparalleled sharpness and cutting efficiency that reduces spindle power requirements, minimizing mechanical stress and improving part geometry.
For long wheel life, the new grain micro-structure enables cooler cuts and maintains more stable wheel profiles and shapes. Part surface finish is improved and consistent due to the Norton Vitrium3 bond technology in Norton IDeal-Prime Wheels.
“For customers demanding exceptional MRR in the highest tolerance precision applications, we are pleased to offer Norton IDeal-Prime Wheels,” said Kelly Pica, senior product manager, Norton Ç€ Saint-Gobain Abrasives. “The combination of the innovative grain and advanced bond technology in our new internal diameter grinding wheels provides an aggressive, free-cutting grinding solution with high productivity at a lower cost per part.”
Norton IDeal-Prime Internal Diameter Grinding Wheels are ideally suited for a range of applications including bearing, automotive, general engineering and gear. The new wheels are available in grits ranging from 46 to 150, in grades from G to Q and in structures from 6 to 10.
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