Norton Winter introduces new diamond wear parts

Norton Winter introduces new diamond wear parts

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new range of diamond wear parts to complement our existing superabrasive portfolio of products. The first product to be introduced is the Norton Winter Diamond Centre for machining cylindrical workpieces, which is ideal in a number of mass producing industries, including automotive production. 

Dead (i.e. not rotating) centres are commonly used in many cylindrical grinding operations as they deliver higher quality results than live (rotating) centres due to the dynamics and bearings involved in live centres. However, our new Diamond Centres go one step further to deliver even better results than traditional dead centres. This is achieved thanks to solid veins of PCD (Poly Crystalline Diamond) embedded into solid tungsten carbide to increase performance and improve quality.

PCD offers the physical properties of diamond, such as superior wear resistance, low friction and good heat conductivity, while tungsten carbide brings toughness and robustness. Many manufacturers tend to use conventional tungsten carbide centres, but these are limited because they wear rapidly when they undergo the high speeds and pressure necessary in many industries. However, our Diamond Centres can withstand these conditions, increasing productivity thanks to higher throughput and reduced downtime while at the same time achieving optimal roundness of the workpiece and better quality results through process stability.

Manufacturers will also see output increase as the centres can operate for longer without overheating. Thanks to the superior wear resistance, the centres suffer from almost no wear, so fewer corrections are required over time, resulting in higher quality results. What’s more, the low friction PCD delivers several EHS benefits, making it safer for your operators. There is low risk of vibration, which eliminates chatter marks, noise is reduced and the workpiece rotates around the Diamond Centre more smoothly so there is no need for grease or oil, which can contaminate the grinding emulsion.

Lutz Gaida, Director Product Management Superabrasives, Europe, comments, “We’re delighted to be launching this new range to further enhance our Superabrasive product portfolio. Norton Winter Diamond Centres offer a real alternative to many manufacturers who struggle with the limitations of traditional carbide centres. By using PCD with tungsten carbide, we can deliver quality and productivity improvements, saving manufacturers both time and money.”


Norton Winter Diamond Centres sizes Our standard Norton Winter Diamond Centres conform to DIN norms and are already available in three types with five sizes and a coolant inlet option. Fully customised diamond centres are also available.


For more information, contact us or speak with your local sales representative. We also have a brochure – find out more now.