New Fixed Abrasive Buff (FAB) to Obtain a Single Digit Ra Finish with Little to No Compound

May 28, 2020

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Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives will present the Norton Fixed Abrasive buff, which utilizes a non-woven cloth with embedded abrasive grain, as a revolutionary alternative to traditional messy, inconsistent, buff and compound processes on robotic, automatic and semi-automatic equipment. The basics of why the FAB was developed will be covered as well as some high-level discussions around the science behind the product.

Primary Topics:

  • When are FAB wheels the best option for surface buffing?
  • What equipment works best when used in combination with FAB?
  • What are the parameters that work best for FAB?
  • Case studies demonstrating the successful use of FAB.

Mike Shappell
Senior Application Engineer, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives
Mike Shappell is a Senior Application Engineer at Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives. He has over 40 years of experience in the metal finishing industry including 6 years with Norton | Saint-Gobain. Prior to this, Mike was with Schlage Lock, Delta Faucet / Masco Corp. and Sunspring America / Schaffner Mfg. He is a Certified Programmer with Fanuc and Yaskawa (Motoman) Robotic Systems. In 2016, Mike received the Norton | Saint-Gobain Entrepreneurial Application Engineer of the Year.