Norton | Saint-Gobain Partner with Airgas for Quantum3 RightCut Launch

WORCESTER, MA, USA  (February 20th, 2018)  – Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s largest abrasives manufacturer, has introduced its new Norton QUANTUM3™ RightCut Wheels, adding to its Norton QUANTUM3™ (NQ3) lines of Depressed Center Grinding Wheels and Combination Wheels.

For a limited period of 3 months, the new Norton QUANTUM3™ RightCut Wheels will be available exclusively through Airgas. Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases as well as related hardgoods, including maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), welding and safety equipment and supplies.

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In comparison tests, NQ3 RightCut Wheels have several key benefits over competitive wheels.

True to the Norton Quantum3 technology and its previously released NQ3 wheels, the new Norton Quantum3 RightCut wheels are designed with the operator in mind. It boasts a more rounded grain than precision-shaped ceramic grains found in the market today. Being rounded allows for faster cutting action, with less vibration, which is instrumental in reducing operator fatigue when cutting metal all day.

When working on thinner materials or in the case where operators need to get the job done quickly, the 0.045” NQ3 RightCut wheel is ideal. Thanks to the proprietary grain, it glides through the workpiece comfortably, saving time.

The bond system of the NQ3 technology allows for better mix control during the manufacturing process. This better mix keeps the individual grains from clumping together for a more even wear of the cut-off wheel. This speaks true with the 1/16” NQ3 RightCut wheels when cutting thicker materials. Longer life equals more productivity keeping the operator working smarter, not harder.

The Quantum3 line of RightCut wheels are offered in four Type 01/41 and three Type 27/42 cutting application SKU’s. These wheels are available in 4-1/2” and 5” and made in the USA. All products are currently in stock. Request a test today at



Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers powerful, precise, user-friendly solutions, which enable customers to cut, shape and finish all materials in the most complex and challenging applications. By working closely with end-users and grinding expert partners, Saint-Gobain Abrasives designs and provides customized solutions to secure the best option for performance, cost and safety. Leveraging its global manufacturing presence, Saint-Gobain Abrasives serves its customers locally through its structured sales operations in over 27 countries, employing over 10,000 people.



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