Norton Abrasives Introduces New Precision Grinding Technology
June 24, 2013
Vitrium3 features a patent-pending bond technology developed by the Saint-Gobain Abrasives R&D team.
Norton Abrasives, Worcester, Mass., a brand of Saint-Gobain, Paris, 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. Its chemistry promotes excellent grain adhesion, resulting in improved product versatility across a wide range of applications.
A stronger bond construction reportedly allows superior form and corner holding for improved part quality and higher tolerances, reduced dressing time and wear, as well as the ability to meet the higher wheel speeds demanded of today’s equipment.
Improved holding power utilizing less bond-to-abrasive ratio allows increased exposure of the abrasive grains for an improved cut rate and significantly less burn, while reducing power consumption and grinding forces on the part.
Increased porosity improves coolant flow and chip clearance to eliminate burn or other part damage, especially on tough-to-grind materials. These might include high nickel alloys, tool steels and chrome.
“This new technology will allow significant increases in production and also introduces the possibility of grinding instead of conventional machining on some operations,” said Scott Leonard, director of product management, Norton Abrasives.