CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has expanded its high performance line of abrasive wheels with the introduction of its 3-in-1 cut/grind/finish combo wheels. Engineered utilizing innovative manufacturing technology, the new 3-in-1 combo wheels allow for cutting, grinding and finishing with one wheel, which eliminates frequent wheel changes and increases production times.
By angling a right-angle grinder at a 90-degree position, the new combo wheel cuts; when positioned at a 30-degree angle, the wheel grinds; and when used at a 15-degree angle, the wheel finishes. Manufactured with three complete layers of fiberglass and a high-quality white aluminum oxide grain, the new .094 thickness 3-in-1 combo wheels easily grind stainless steel and steel.
A fiberglass net reinforcement adds strength and flexibility to the wheels which promotes safer cutting, grinding and finishing. The wheels are contaminate-free, containing less than 0.1 percent of iron, sulfur, or chlorine, for rust-free and corrosion-free results.
CGW's new 3-in-1 cut/grind/finish wheels are available in a type 27 shape, 36 grit size, S-grade, and in 4-½-, 5-, and 6-inch diameters with 7/8 or 5⁄8-11 arbor holes.
Related Glossary Terms
Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.
- aluminum oxide
Aluminum oxide, also known as corundum, is used in grinding wheels. The chemical formula is Al2O3. Aluminum oxide is the base for ceramics, which are used in cutting tools for high-speed machining with light chip removal. Aluminum oxide is widely used as coating material applied to carbide substrates by chemical vapor deposition. Coated carbide inserts with Al2O3 layers withstand high cutting speeds, as well as abrasive and crater wear.
Shaft used for rotary support in machining applications. In grinding, the spindle for mounting the wheel; in milling and other cutting operations, the shaft for mounting the cutter.
Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.
- grit size
Specified size of the abrasive particles in grinding wheels and other abrasive tools. Determines metal-removal capability and quality of finish.