SAINT-GOBAIN SHOWCASES ABRASIVE INNOVATIONS AT GRINDINGHUB 2024

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Hall 8, stand A60, GrindingHub, Stuttgart , Germany, 14-17 May, 2024

 

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, one of the world's top manufacturers of performance surface solutions, will present its latest grinding innovations from the Norton and Norton Winter brands at this year's GrindingHub, the leading international exhibition for grinding technology.

The Saint-Gobain Abrasives tagline for GrindingHub 2024 is ‘A driving force in grinding technology’, and in line with this, the company will be showcasing an array of products specifically designed to meet the ever-increasing challenges of applications from grinding and dressing to finishing and polishing across seven key markets: Automotive (with special focus on EV), Gears, Bearings, Aerospace, Medical, Electronics and Tools.

 

UNBEATABLE GRINDING PERFORMANCE

One of the highlights of the Saint-Gobain stand will be the new Norton RazorStar® grinding belts and fibre discs. The latest innovation in abrasive technology from Saint-Gobain features 100% engineered shaped ceramic grain which is sharper than ever, and designed to cut through metal with unbeatable grinding performance.

Designed for medium to high pressure metal removal in robotic and off-hand application operations, Norton RazorStar® is redefining grinding, setting a new standard in productivity, speed and life across fabrication, general engineering, foundry, construction, oil & gas, rail, aerospace, medical, and automotive industries. In addition, visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to see Norton RazorStar® mounted onto a robot, simiulating grinding of medical implants.

 

SOLUTIONS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

The Saint-Gobain Abrasives stand will also showcase solutions for the precision grinding and finishing of gears, engine parts and powertrain components in electric vehicles, including Vitron7 cBN vitrified wheels, designed exclusively for grinding e-rotor shafts and the seal/bearing seats of electrical engines. In addition, Norton Xtrimium dual worm grinding wheels, which combine a vitrified bond section to grind and a fine-grit resin to polish gear teeth, will be on display.

 

PERFORMANCE REVOLUTION

Visitors to the stand will have the chance to explore Norton Quantum Prime™, an innovative grinding solution offering unparalleled productivity in the automotive and aerospace industries. Through its micro-fracturing nano-crystalline ceramic grain which delivers efficiency, long life, and excellent part quality can be achieved. The unique formulation and reduced crystal size allow the grain to self-sharpen more efficiently, keeping the wheel sharper for longer, reducing heat, wear flats, and minimising the need for dressing.

 

HIGH-PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES FOR THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

Since the electronics industry's very beginning, Saint-Gobain Abrasives has been at the forefront of high-precision component manufacturing. From wafer and chip processing to read/write head, LED, and opto-electronic component manufacturing, Norton Winter provides the best-in-class products to meet the industry's increasing technical challenges. At GrindingHub, solutions for wafer and device fabrication processes, including Norton Winter premium dicing blades for cutting and slotting can be seen.

 

THE LATEST INNOVATIONS FOR TOOL MACHINING

Tool industry representatives will be particularly interested in the latest Norton Winter innovation; Q-Flute PRIME. An advanced solution for flute grinding of carbide shank tools, a new diamond bond has been engineered to meet industry productivity requirements and boost grinding performance to a new, unprecedented level of efficiency. With significantly lower grinding forces, improved surface quality and up to 50% increased profile retention, Q-Flute PRIME delivers improved edge stability and superior surface quality while offering the highest performance.

 

To find out more about all of Saint-Gobain Abrasives' grinding tools and experience a number of informative, practical demonstrations, visit Saint-Gobain Abrasives in Hall 6, stand A60.

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