Because aluminum has a much lower melting temperature than other metals, keeping the material cool while grinding and finishing is imperative to produce a quality surface. Designed with tough aluminum oxide grain layered in a specially engineered cloth net structure, the Blue-Kote soft-material flap disc from Lawson Products Inc. (Chicago, IL) grinds aluminum and all nonferrous metals at high speed with minimal clogging or loading while keeping the work surface temperature low. The Type 27 abrasive disc may also be used with composite materials such as carbon fiber and plastics, and in pre- and post-weld operations.
In addition to grinding cooler than standard discs, the Blue-Kote lasts up to three times longer than conventional abrasives. The 4.5-inch-diameter disc is available in 40 and 60 grit.
Smart Visual Inspection Technology Meets Metrology Products
A new Mitutoyo-Kitov agreement will lead to the integration of Kitov technologies in Mituoyo’s metrology solutions. Look for future development of more solutions to come from the new partners as they combine Mitutoyo’s measurement technologies with Kitov’s planning and inspection technologies.
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.