New AEON Electroplated Grinding Wheels Provide High Grit Retention Levels

Press Release Summary:

  • Can hold extremely tight profile tolerance of ± 5µm at a maximum wheel diameter of ~24" (600 mm.) and width ~12" (300 mm.), weighing up to 551 lbs (250 kg)
  • Offer single usable abrasive layer design, with diamond or cBN particles mechanically fixed onto the core surface by electrochemical process of nickel deposition
  • Ideal for high precision applications in the automotive, medical and aerospace markets

Original Press Release:

New High Precision Norton Winter AEON Electroplated Wheels Offer High Accuracy, Increased Productivity & Long Life

WORCESTER, MA, U.S.A. (October 6, 2020)Saint-Gobain Abrasives, one of the world’s largest abrasives manufacturers, announced the introduction of its new Norton Winter AEON Electroplated Grinding Wheels for high precision applications in the automotive, medical and aerospace markets. An innovative design and manufacturing process give AEON wheels the ability to hold an extremely tight profile tolerance of ± 5µm at a maximum wheel diameter of ~24" (600mm) and width ~12" (300mm), weighing up to 551 lbs (250 kg).

Norton Winter AEON Grinding Wheels have a single usable abrasive layer design, with diamond or cBN particles mechanically fixed onto the core surface by an electrochemical process of nickel deposition. This unique layer design provides high grit retention levels for long wheel life. To save costs, the wheel core can be re-used. Once the abrasive grains are worn, the core of the wheel can be re-plated with new diamond or cBN grain in a continuous re-plating cycle.

"We are pleased to offer our customers with new high precision electroplated grinding wheels which are custom designed to meet their application requirements," said Andy Schoch, Product Manager for Single Layer Products, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives. "New AEON Grinding Wheels provide up to a 50% increase in production efficiency, wheel life and number of re-platings."

Below is a case study showing a Norton Winter AEON Wheel that was approximately 50% more productive when finishing parts when compared with a competitor's wheel.

For more information, visit https://www.nortonabrasives.com/sga-common/files/document/flyer-wheels-electroplated-winter-aeon-8820.pdf.

ABOUT SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES
Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers powerful, precise, user-friendly solutions which enable customers to cut, shape and finish all materials in the most complex and challenging applications. By working closely with end-users and grinding expert partners, Saint-Gobain Abrasives designs and provides customized solutions to secure the best option for performance, cost and safety. Leveraging its global manufacturing presence, Saint-Gobain Abrasives serves its customers locally through its structured sales operations in over 27 countries, employing over 10,000 people.

Editorial Contact:
Michael McCue, McCue & Associates LLC
p. 978.733.1353
e. mmccue@mccueassociates.com 

Norton Contact:
Andy Schoch, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives
p. (508) 847-7462
e. Andrew.B.Schoch@saint-gobain.com
URL:www.nortonabrasives.com

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