Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s largest abrasives manufacturer, has recently introduced Norton QUANTUM™ X Creepfeed Wheels featuring three proprietary technologies to create the “ultimate” wheel for free-cutting. The leading Norton technologies that comprise QUANTUM X include a patented pore-induced construction, Norton Quantum ceramic abrasive and the latest, strongest patented bond from Norton. The new wheels are positioned in the “Best” tier of Norton grinding products to provide the best metal removal rates compared to all other ceramic creepfeed wheels.
The QUANTUM X wheels are ideal for a variety of applications ranging from low to medium and high-force on heat sensitive, hard-to-grind inconel, titanium and aerospace alloys. These new creepfeed wheels excel on large areas of contact applications and offer exception form and corner-holding. “QUANTUM X wheels will allow our customers to reduce grinding cycle times up to 50% while using over 20% less power,” said Mr. Jim Gaffney, Product Manager at Norton. “These new wheels provide the highest productivity by featuring the longest wheel life combined with the fastest grind cycle time.” Norton QUANTUM X creepfeed wheels are available in blank stock in a type 01 Straight Wheel in six sizes ranging from 16 in. x 1 in. x 5 in. (D x T x H) to 20 in. x 5 in. x 8 in. (D x T x H). QUANTUM X unfinished blank stock wheels are also available in various abrasives and grit sizes and can be quickly customized to meet a user’s dimensional requirements.