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Norton Winter upgrades round tool grinding

Norton Winter V-PRIME wheels

Norton Winter has launched an upgrade of its V-PRO wheels: Norton Winter V-PRIME. Offering the ultimate edge stability in CNC grinding of round tools, V-PRIME has been designed to increase productivity and improve part quality, saving manufacturers time and money.

The demands on modern tools for the gashing and clearance grinding of round tools are ever-evolving. They now need to be highly flexible, while at the same time delivering improved efficiency and part quality. Wear resistance of standard resin bonds is limited while hybrid or metal bonds have good edge stability but are difficult to dress, leaving manufacturers without a satisfactory solution. However, Norton Winter has developed this new resin bond – V-PRIME – for all applications in which grinding tool edge stability is vital, providing manufacturers with an alternative that offers optimal performance while also achieving cost savings.

V-PRIME combines the extreme edge stability of a hybrid or metal bond with the free grinding behaviour of standard resin bonds and the ‘grindability’ of dressing or profiling from standard resin bonds to deliver a superior option in gashing and clearance grinding of round tools. The V-PRIME wheels achieve a significant increase in productivity thanks to higher feed rates leading to reduced cycle times, less downtime through longer wheel life and simplified wheel preparation, as well as significantly lower overall process costs.

In addition, free grinding behaviour was optimised during development to increase stability, reducing sub-surface damage and helping to meet higher part quality needs. Grinding wheel preparation is much more user-friendly, which reduces downtime through simpler and faster off-line dressing. The wheel life is substantially improved and workpiece load is lowered through reduced grinding forces compared to other wear-resistant bond systems, delivering further benefits.

Lutz Gaida, Director Product Management Superabrasives, Europe, comments, “Our upgraded tools, Norton Winter V-PRIME, are set to revolutionise the industry. By delivering optimised performance at a better price-performance ratio, manufacturers can maintain constant wheel geometry for as long as possible, without the need for correction, enabling increased output and improved quality. The new V-PRIME can be easily implemented without any machine or process adjustments, offering immediate improvements.”

Norton Winter V-PRIME tools are available in all common shapes and sizes for resin bonds. Fully customised tools can also be developed for specific requirements. 


Editor’s note:

Saint-Gobain Abrasives – the world’s leading manufacturer of abrasives

Saint-Gobain Abrasives is positioned at the leading edge of innovation and service, providing the most comprehensive abrasives solutions packages to its customers via a portfolio of highly recognized brands such as: Norton and Norton Winter.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers powerful, precise, user-friendly solutions which enable customers to shape and surface finish all types of materials in the most complex and challenging applications. By working closely with its customers and by leveraging its global presence Saint-Gobain Abrasives designs and provides optimized comprehensive solutions and accessories to secure the best cost/performance for its customers. Saint-Gobain Abrasives serves all sectors of the market and has a strong presence in every continent, serving customers through structured sales operations in over 27 countries and employing over 10,000 people.

Abrasives form a key part of the High Performance Materials Division of Saint-Gobain, which is one of five key areas of activity in which Saint-Gobain operate.

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