Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton Winter Paradigm Plus Diamond Grinding Wheels.
The new grinding wheels feature a new premium grain technology complementing the established proprietary, patented brittle-metal bond, resulting in a significant upgrade in performance on carbide round tools for fluting and gashing applications, and periphery grinding on carbide and cermet inserts grinding.
Paradigm Plus wheels are the next generation of the popular Paradigm wheels and are in the Norton “Best Tier” of products. New grain technology, together with a new advanced lightweight core, produces lower specific cutting energy with a 25 to 50 per cent higher material removal rate (MRR), and provides significantly improved wheel life when compared with current Paradigm wheels.
The new resin-based core, available for round tool grinding, is over 75 per cent lighter and eliminates the risk of sparks while reducing chipping, breakage and chatter, for better finishing in round tool applications. The Paradigm bond, which combines the wear resistance of a metal bonded wheel with the ease of profiling in a vitrified bonded wheel, has up to 46 per cent porosity enabling improved coolant flow for cooler cutting and reduced part burning, allowing for truing and dressing.
“We are pleased to offer our customers new Paradigm Plus wheels, which produce more parts per wheel, reducing total process costs and cycle times, while delivering better quality part edges and finishes,” said Philip Varghese, senior product manager for resin bond products, superabrasives, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives. “The new lighter core also allows for safer and easier handling.”
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