Product News: Machinery & Machining Tools
Creepfeed Grinding Wheel maximize free-cutting capability.
Press Release Summary:
July 5, 2012 - QUANTUM(TM) X Creepfeed Wheel features pore-induced construction, ceramic abrasive, and optimal bond for metal removal, including on wide areas and corners. It is available in blank stock in type 01 Straight Wheel, with 6 sizes ranging from 1 x 16 x 5 in. to 5 x 20 x 8 in., while unfinished blank stock wheels come in various abrasives and grit sizes. Applications range from low to medium and high-force on heat-sensitive inconel, titanium, and aerospace alloys.
Original Press Release
New Norton QUANTUM X Creepfeed Grinding Wheels Provide Highest Free-Cutting Capability
Press release date: June 11, 2012
16" x 5.5" x 5" Incumbent ceramic creepfeed wheel APPLICATION: Turbine blade root form
RESULTS: Norton QuantumX Incumbent Ceramic TOTAL CYCLE TIME/PART: 18 minutes, 20 seconds 31 minutes, 23 secondsCOST SAVINGS: Norton QuantumX wheels will provide a 29% total cost per part savings and a 41% reduction in total cycle time. About Norton and Saint-Gobain Norton is a brand of Saint-Gobain and is a world leader in the manufacturing of abrasive products. For applications from aerospace, foundry and gear grinding, to railroad, toolroom and welding, Norton industrial abrasive products are classified in Good, Better and Best performance / price tiers and are engineered to provide optimal results for specific applications. Norton encompasses the most complete range of abrasives for the industrial market. Products include coated abrasive sanding belts, sheets, rolls and discs, wire brushes, depressed center wheels, cut-off wheels, cylindrical and centerless wheels, mounted points, non-woven surface finishing products, diamond blades, diamond and CBN wheels, sharpening stones and more. (http://www.nortonabrasives.com/) With more than 1,000 subsidiaries in 64 countries, Saint-Gobain (http://www.saint-gobain.com/en) is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high performance materials, glass containers and abrasives. Founded in 1665 and headquartered in Paris, Saint-Gobain had worldwide sales of $58.6 billion in 2011 and employs approximately 195,000 people. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain employs approximately 19,000 people, and had sales of $7.7 billion in 2011. The company has over 265 locations throughout North America. For more information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit (http://www.saint-gobain-northamerica.com/). Contact:
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.