Norton's cutting and grinding wheels for aluminum


Saint-Gobain Abrasives, one of the world’s largest abrasives manufacturers, has introduced its new “Norton for Aluminum” Thin Wheels for the right angle cutting and grinding of aluminum and other non-ferrous soft metals. High quality, extra-friable and self-sharpening aluminum oxide grain and specialized bond technology results in the best cutting and grinding wheel market performance in its class. The new wheels offer aggressive, fast cutting which resists loading and minimizes heat on the workpiece, providing consistent, long-lasting wheel performance.

“As the demand for lighter, stronger materials such as aluminum continues to grow, we are very pleased to offer customers a new, efficient cutting and grinding wheel solution that specifically addresses their application challenges,” said Bradley Povelaites, Manager, Product and Commercial Management, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives. “Norton for Aluminum wheels improve throughput and reduce scrap and downtime, saving costs.”

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Norton for Aluminum wheels have a range of features and benefits including a 5/8"- 11" hub for quick, tool-free wheel changes. Helping to keep metal surfaces clean for defect-free, corrosion-free welding, the new wheels have a contaminate-free bond which does not need any waxes or lubricants. Also, a double coarse layer construction adds versatility and life on applications such as back-grinding and notching. Norton for Aluminum wheels construction is strong and safe, exceeding all the strictest Norton American ANSI and international safety standards.

Key markets for Norton for Aluminum include aluminum and metal fabrication, welding, shipbuilding, automotive and transportation, aerospace, and construction. Applications include aluminum, cut-off, portable grinding, beveling, notching, smoothing welds, and offhand stock removal. The new wheels are available in 1/4" Grinding Type 27, 1/8" Cutting/ Notching/ Grinding Type 27, .045" Right Angle Cut-Off Types 01/41 and 27/42, and Straight Cut-Off Type 01/41.

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