WORCESTER, MA — Saint-Gobain Abrasives, one of the world’s largest abrasives manufacturers, announced the introduction of 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.
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.
For more information and to see application case studies and a brochure, visit Norton IDeal-Prime: An Innovative ID Grinding Solution | Norton Abrasives.