Norton revolutionizes diamond tool manufacture with i-HD™ technology
In the early 80's, Norton changed the diamond blade market by developing the process of laser welded diamond segments to a steel center, allowing laser-welded diamond products to be used without water on a wide range of masonry and construction materials, whilst maintaining speed of cut and product life compared with conventional abrasive blades.
In 2015, Norton once again develops a revolutionary process...Infiltrated High Density Technology. i-HD™ combined with the patented laser welding process is a significant breakthrough in diamond tool technology, with it providing unrivalled performance, increased safety, lower energy manufacturing and a wider choice of segment designs.
i-HD™ technology has been applied to a number of Norton building & construction products including blades, cup grinders and mortar rakers.