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To improve your overall cost position, premium grinding wheels, cut-off wheels, flap and fiber discs all represent competitive opportunities for lowering your tooling cost, improving your quality and... (View Full Article)
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The Saint-Gobain brand patented Univel G-Force superabrasive wheels with a grain-locking mechanism and a selfdressing wear-resistant bond have quickly become the industry leader in the grinding of... (View Full Article)
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Sporting a distinctive grain-side color - Blaze Orange - and a black heavyweight backing, the patented Norton SG BLAZE R980 coated abrasive belts have demonstrated in side-by-side production tests... (View Full Article)
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Saint-Gobain Abrasives has combined a new engineered abrasive grain and an innovative manufacturing process, VORTEX Technology, which carefully controls grinding wheel structure, to create a highly... (View Full Article)
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When dressing simple forms, nearly any tool type will suffice, though grit tools work well. Grit tools provide significantly longer tool life, which reduces dressing costs. Single point and grit tools... (View Full Article)
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Once the gate has been removed from the casting, the initial shape of the implant must be refined on the surface of the raw casting. While some prostheses-producing operations use machining, grinding... (View Full Article)
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There are specific challenges to be met during each stage of processing medical prostheses. Here, we describe best practices and pitfalls associated with the first step in the processing of femoral... (View Full Article)
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A dual-action (DA) sander is a versatile tool that is often taken for granted in sanding applications and operations. There is sometimes even a misconception that an operator does not have to be... (View Full Article)
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Saint-Gobain Abrasives' application engineers are available to cabinet manufacturers to conduct evaluations of the wide belts they use to achieve the correct thickness and finish on cabinetry... (View Full Article)
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Users of abrasive belts have excellent safety records. Breakages of coated abrasive belts that involve personal injury are rare, but they do occur. Proper training and users' compliance with safe... (View Full Article)
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Norton Abrasives' SG Blaze and TwinStar flap discs feature Quick Trim, a flexible, easily-trimmed plastic back plate that enables full use of the flaps to reduce material and labor costs. Read How...... (View Full Article)
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For many aerospace components, grinding systems achieve greater productivity than milling and broaching on todayâ s lighter, tougher, harder materials. Tests performed at Saint-Gobain Abrasivesâ... (View Full Article)
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Many cutting tool manufacturers already use CBN grinding wheels to grind small, round, HSS cutting tools from hardened blanks. However, recent field trials demonstrate that the latest superabrasive... (View Full Article)
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In the production of cabinetry, following wide-belt sanding, any rails on sanded panels must be smoothed out. This step is performed using a wide orbital sander. There are right and wrong ways to set... (View Full Article)
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At Saint-Gobain Abrasives, we are often asked whether grinding non-ferrous metals on a bench grinder requires a special grinding wheel. We recommend that aluminum oxide wheels be used for grinding... (View Full Article)
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In this article, author Debbie Gaspich explains why it's important to look at cost savings in grinding operations as a total process cost.... (View Full Article)