Osborn introduced its new line of abrasive products. The new line includes depressed-center grinding discs, cut-off discs and flap discs. All products are produced in Osborn’s new manufacturing facility in Germany.
Osborn says its new abrasives are engineered and manufactured using high-quality materials and state-of-the-art equipment. Combining the best materials and process excellence with designs and formulations developed by Osborn’s R&D engineers, Osborn delivers consistently superior grinding discs, cut-off discs and flap discs for users who demand the most from their abrasives products. The new line of abrasives is designed to cover the full performance spectrum, including fast cutting, heavy stock removal, long service life, application material versatility and smooth finish.
“Osborn continuously looks for ways to better serve our customers, which is why we’re excited to launch our new line of abrasive products,” said Spencer Maheu, director of marketing and product management at Osborn. “With our experienced field engineers and sales managers already providing at-the-spindle solutions for buffing and deburring, we identified the needs our customers had to work with a total finishing solution provider. Our investments in world-class abrasives manufacturing and our team ensures we can deliver value to our end users like no other manufacturer.”
Osborn’s new depressed-center grinding discs, cut-off discs and flap discs are offered in 4 and 1/2- to 7-inch diameters and include aluminum oxide, zirconia and ceramic abrasive types. The newly launched line includes 56 product SKUs. Osborn will continue to expand its abrasives offerings to fulfill the needs of the market.
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.
Use of rapidly spinning wires or fibers to effectively and economically remove burrs, scratches and similar mechanical imperfections from precision and highly stressed components. The greatest application is in the manufacture of gears and bearing races where the removal of sharp edges and stress risers by power methods has increased the speed of the operation.
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.