Grinding Wheels

Documented Cost Savings for Abrasives

Rather than focusing only on energy savings or reducing costs associated with large equipment, manufacturers that are looking for potential savings in their plants should take the time to investigate just how much money they could save by switching out an abrasive. In doing so, they should evaluate fully how labor costs tie into the equation.
Grinding Wheels: Articles

New Weld Brushes Make Flipping Easy

Periodically switching the mounting position of weld cleaning brushes benefits the speed and effectiveness of the brushes, which also improves operator safety. Some newer weld cleaning brushes are designed with a dual-hex nut, to allow for easy flipping of the wheel and elimination of interference issues that pose a safety hazard.
Thanks to new technology that increases wire life and operator safety as the brush wears, flipping your wire brush during surface cleaning has never been easier.  

Common CNC Grinding Mistakes

Because a dull wheel generates more heat and more grinding forces, neither of which are good for productivity or quality, it is more productive to have a finer grit wheel with sharp abrasive grains.
Proper grinding process parameters can eliminate a lot of the “black art” of CNC grinding. One critical variable is the grinding wheel being used and the dressing of the grinding wheel.

Best Practices for Surface Preparation and Cleaning in Pipeline Applications

For most surface conditioning and cleaning jobs in pipeline welding applications, there are four common tools that are most often used: stringer bead brushes, aluminum-backed flap discs, bonded abrasive wheels and grinding wheels. 
Surface preparation and cleaning is just one part of the large process of oil and gas pipeline welding, but it’s a step that can have a significant impact on the productivity, quality and efficiency of the job. Proper preparation and cleaning in pipeline welding applications can help extend tool life, benefit operator safety and improve productivity and efficiency.

Finishing Welds in Stainless Steels

A non-woven disc removes grind lines left on the surface by a fiber disc. A premium unified wheel that is designed for light stock removal and is ideal for blending applications is recommended. 
Here are some tips and guidelines for selecting and using the best abrasives products to create the desired finish.

Lean and Mean Surface Finishing

This next generation of engineered surface conditioning and nonwoven abrasives products, including discs, belts and hand pads, can provide higher efficiency, and higher productivity, while eliminating additional steps, ensuring that projects are completed quickly, with reduced labor and energy requirements. 
Investing in better consumables that significantly cut time and manpower costs is smart business. Selecting the right abrasive technology for specific applications to achieve speed and precision is one way to maintain your bottom line.


Grinding Wheels: Industry News

New VP at Weiler

Brian Seelig is their new vice president for global operations.

Jason Industries Acquires DRONCO

The deal allows Jason Finishing Group to target a fast growing $6 billion abrasives market segment.

CGW Hires New Territory Sales Manager

With a background in technical training, Breck Taylor will help the company continue in advancements and growth in the industry.
Breck Taylor now handles sales in the Oklahoma, Michigan, Kansas and Nebraska areas.


Grinding Wheels: Products

Crimped Rectangular Filament

Booths S-4912, N-23058: The new crimped rectangular filament in silicon carbide and aluminum oxide on a complete line of ATB brushes from Osborn provides maximum aggression, flexibility and conformability that is ideal for finishing applications in automotive, off-road equipment, gear deburring, engine housing, aerospace, turbine blades and more.
Osborn announces their new crimped rectangular filament in silicon carbide and aluminum oxide on a complete line of ATB brushes.

Faster Grinding With Industry-First Technology

Booth N-22025: The new Tiger X flap disc from Weiler Corporation combines a triple split coat grain anchoring system, dual flap design and engineered abrasive cloth backing with intermixed ceramic alumina and zirconia alumina materials for a faster grind rate while increasing life.
Weiler Corporation, a leading provider of abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, announces the launch of the Tiger X flap disc with industry-first technology for faster grinding and a longer life.

Quick-Change Flap Discs

Booth C-1625: Newly formulated thin cutoff wheels from 0.8 mm to 1 mm from KLINGSPOR provide smooth and precise, vibration-free and burr-free cuts on extremely hard metals, such as stainless steels and other high alloys, while yielding the longest service life in the industry.
In Booth C-1625, KLINGSPOR Abrasives showcases their new quick-change flap disc and newly formulated thin cutoff wheels.