Norton Vitrium³, a revolution in bonded grinding wheel technology
Norton offers the next generation of bonded abrasive products engineered for maximizing performance and delivering cost savings in precision grinding applications.
As an entirely new platform, Norton Vitrium³ combines a patent-pending bond technology with abrasive grain developed by Norton Abrasives’ R&D division. The new bond features exclusive chemistry that promotes grain adhesion and allows for increased porosity resulting in greater product versatility across a number of applications. Performance improvements with Norton Vitrium³ span all abrasive grains from proprietary Quantum ceramic alumina to conventional aluminium oxide.
According to the manufacturer, Vitrium³ has three major features and benefits versus standard vitrified bonds:
First, an improved holding power utilizing less bond-to-abrasive ratio exposes a larger grain surface area. This enables the wheel to cut more freely, improving cut rate. The reduced bond-part interaction also minimizes heat build-up, reducing burn, power consumption and grinding forces on the part, improving part quality.
Second, Vitrium³ provides superior grain holding properties than that of any other bond, significantly improving wheel form and corner holding. This reduces dressing time, dresser wear and dresser replacement requirements.
Third, Vitrium³ provides the ultimate wheel strength. This allows lighter construction and high speed operation. Machines can work at higher feed rates, speed and pressure, significantly increasing production with existing equipment.
The Vitrium³ bond also has environmental benefits, using no chemical pore inducers during manufacture, to achieve permeability, unlike other vitrified wheel technologies and at the same time, firing temperature is also lower, reducing energy consumption.