Blending & Refining | Norton Abrasives

RAG – Blending & Refining

mainimage2ed2

Right Angle Grinder (RAG) – Blending & Refining 
 

Blending and refining is one of the key steps in metal fabrication and manufacturing processes. This follows on from the stock removal step as you will need to blend and refine the scratches which unavoidably result from removing weld seams and excess material. Surface blending and refining is vital for preparing the work-piece for paint or powder coating or finishing operations if applicable.

 

Save Time and Money

Norton Abrasives offers the very best in innovative metal fabrication solutions. Our range of products for blending and refining are ergonomic, designed for efficiency, comfort and ease of use, whilst providing a uniform finishing on stainless steel, mild steel and aluminium. The Norton Vortex surface conditioning products use high-performance engineered proprietary Vortex grain; the application of different levels of pressure allows the operator to blend & refine in 1 step, reducing the need to use a variety of discs, so saving time and money. 

Norton proprietary Clean Bond technology provides a smear free finish, reducing processing times & costly reworks. It has the added advantage of not loading on aluminium or soft metals.

View the different applications below to select the right product for your blending and refining step.


What product is right for me?

RIGHT ANGLE GRINDER PROCESS STAINLESS STEEL
  PERFORMANCE ECONOMY

mainimage1ed2BLENDING & REFINING

VORTEX RAPID BLEND DISC
• Versatile, cut and finish with one disc
• High performance grain for all blending
operations
• Long life and comfortable handling

 

 

VORTEX RAPID PREP (SCM) DISC
• Good performance and life
• Open structure resists loading
• Various grades available for different
blending styles

 

 

  MID STEEL
  PERFORMANCE ECONOMY
 

VORTEX RAPID BLEND DISC
• Versatile, cut and finish with
one disc
• High performance grain for all blending
operations
• Long life and comfortable handling

 

VORTEX RAPID PREP (SCM) DISC
• Good performance and life
• Open structure resists loading
• Various grades available for blending

 

 

  ALUMINIUM
  PERFORMANCE ECONOMY
 

VORTEX RAPID BLEND DISC
• Versatile, cut and finish with
one disc
• High performance grain for all blending
operations
• Long life and comfortable handling

 

VORTEX RAPID PREP (SCM) DISC
• Good performance and life
• Open structure resists loading
• Various grades available for different
blending styles


 

 


Weld Removal To A Commercial Finish
(Stainless Steel)

BLENDING & REFINING

Vortex Rapid Blend 5AM discs are ideal for blending applications and will remove grind lines left by the fibre disc during the stock removal stage.
The bright finish left by the Vortex Rapid Blend can be used either as the final finish or as an intermediate step.

Image1

 

VORTEX RAPID BLEND

DIA x H (mm) CAP CODE MAX RPM GRADE APPLICATION PK QTY ART NO.
115x22 U2305 12000 VORTEX 5AM Tig weld removal 10 66254429268
125x22 U2305 12000 VORTEX 5AM Tig weld removal 10 66254496323

 

 


Cutting-Off To A Commercial Finish & Weld Removal To A Bright Finish
(Stainless Steel)

 

image2

BLENDING & REFINING

Vortex Rapid Prep (SCM) Discs are comfortable to use with finer finishing capabilities. Discs are best used at an angle of 10-15° preventing scratch patterns. A coarse grade disc is used to enable us to refine the finish from
step 2.


VORTEX RAPID PREP (SCM) DISC COARSE

DIA (mm) CAP CODE GRADE PK QTY ART NO.
115 S2203 Coarse 25 66623378974
125 S2203 Coarse 25 66623378975
178 S2203 Coarse 25 66623378976

 

 


Non Ferrous Metal Preparation
For Paint And Coatings

BLENDING & REFINING

A medium Vortex Rapid Prep (SCM) disc should be used after the fibre disc to impart a finish ready to be coated as it removes scratch patterns and provides a key for any surface coating or paint to adhere to minimising the
risk of peeling. 

Image3

 

VORTEX RAPID PREP (SCM) DISC MEDIUM

DIA (mm) CAP CODE GRADE PK QTY ART NO.
115 S2303 Medium 25 66623378977
125 S2303 Medium 25 66623378978
178 S2303 Medium 25 66623378979

 


 

View the following links to find out more on the previous steps of the RAG process - cutting off and grinding, scale removal, and stock removal

 

For more information on the RAG process or the products contact your local sales rep or speak to one of our customer service advisors.