Saint-Gobain Abrasives
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Grinding Wheels with Nano-Crystalline Ceramic Grain

May 25, 2021
The Quantum Prime grain supports high-efficiency grinding and high-quality finished parts, as well as significantly longer wheel life than standard ceramic grains, according to the developers.

SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES introduced the Norton Quantum Prime grinding wheels featuring a proprietary, nano-crystalline ceramic grain that promotes productivity gains for a range of applications. The Quantum Prime grain supports high-efficiency grinding and high-quality finished parts, as well as significantly longer wheel life than standard ceramic grains, according to the developers.

“We are excited to offer our customers with a superior grinding solution which is producing substantial productivity increases,” stated Rama Vedantham, director of Product Management, Bonded and Superabrasives, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives “In an Outer Diameter (OD) Bearing Grinding application, the Quantum Prime Wheel resulted in 150% more parts per dress than a previous generation ceramic wheel, and also resulted in 300% faster rough/ finish infeed for a plunge face grinding application compared with a competitive ceramic OD wheel.”

The new grinding wheels offer several important advantages, including a new micro-fracturing grain that has particular sharpness and cutting efficiency, which reduces power draw and cycle times while increasing material removal rates.

This new grain is free cutting, which -- combined with advanced bond technologies such as Norton Vitrium3 – allows the Quantum Prime to wear more consistently and improve part quality, geometry and finish even at high material removal rates.

Also, the developers explained that Quantum Prime has a more friable self-sharpening grain technology so grinding wheels stay sharper longer, reducing dress requirements and drastically improving wheel life.

Applications for new Norton Quantum Prime include outer-diameter (OD), centerless, internal-diameter (ID), gear, toolroom, disc, surface, flute and creep-feed grinding and mounted wheels.

A newly introduced Norton IDeal-Prime ID Whees for precision applications feature Quantum Prime grain embedded in an optimized matrix of Norton Vitrium3 bond. The combination of the micro-fracture properties of the new ceramic grain and the retention capability of the bond, ensures long wheel life, excellent grinding efficiency and consistent part quality which results in substantial cost savings.

Learn more at www.nortonsga.us/QuantumPrime.