Norton right angle grinding abrasives guide
- January 19, 2022
Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives has released a new 24 page abrasives product guide for right angle grinding.
The new guide simplifies proper abrasives selection for varying process steps and materials, including complex and challenging right angle grinding applications.
The guide classifies Norton abrasives into Best, Better, and Good performance/ price tiers. It is colour coded for the eight key application processes found in metal fabrication including cutting, heavy-duty grinding, stock removal, blending/ refining, deburring, surface preparation/ cleaning, finishing, and polishing. A “Best product” solution is referenced for each application. In addition, an application matrix provides a product selection guide divided by material and cost requirement, whether by performance or economy criteria.
The guide also has a grit application table which shows the grit overlap for each product type and every stage of the application process. Process-to-product recommendations are provided based on material including mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Fourteen pages of the product guide detail technical tips for application steps and recommended products. Application steps for various materials include weld preparation and removal in carbon steel, cut-off to commercial finish in stainless steel, weld removal to a bright finish in stainless steel, aluminum and non-ferrous metal preparation for paint/ coatings, paint coating and corrosion removal, scale removal/ cleaning, sharp edge removal after laser cutting in carbon steel, and final finish polishing in carbon steel and stainless steel.
The product guide can be viewed and downloaded in PDF format here.