Smaller Abrasives Provide Lightweight, Ergonomic Grinding
Norton Merit Pink R928 designed for challenging materials and difficult-to-reach applications.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Norton Merit Pink R928 product line has a variety of flap wheels and specialty abrasives, including cartridge/spiral rolls and square/cross pads that feature a ceramic grain for efficiency when beveling, blending, cleaning/detailing, deburring and finishing stainless steel and other hard-to-grind materials. A variety of Norton Merit Pink mounted points feature Norton 86A aluminum oxide abrasives, providing a combination of friability and form holding.
For hard-to-reach applications, a poly cotton backing adds more durability compared to traditional cotton back products, according to the company. It is said that the coating on the grain/bond reduces friction for a greater grain holding ability, resulting in cooler and fasting cutting on hard-to-grind materials.
The company says that, when used with its handheld pneumatic die grinder, the smaller abrasives provide a lightweight, ergonomic grinding solution with more control. The new line is designed for manufacturers across a range of industries, such as metal fabrication, welding, energy, oil and gas, foundry and castings, MRO and aerospace.
The correct peripheral speed is an important consideration in getting the right results from your buffing operation. A buff that is turning too fast or too slow may result in damage to the buff or to the workpiece.
When choosing vibratory media, understand the size, shape, starting roughness condition and metallurgical structure of the part.
This paper is a peer-reviewed and edited version of a presentation delivered at NASF SUR/FIN 2012 in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 12, 2012.