Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced a Norton Abrasives Grinding App. This application includes three calculators including a wheel speed conversion calculator, as well as a coolant and dressing parameter calculator for abrasives applications. The Norton Grinding App also features a right angle grinding product selector and distributor locator. A link to Norton's abrasives connection and Web site to find and order product, check orders and inventory is available, in addition to a convenient button to contact Norton.
"With the increasing use of handheld digital technology, we are pleased to offer our customers with a convenient, simple-to-use grinding app," said Mr. David Long, Director of Marketing and Strategy at Norton Abrasives. "The app is designed for manufacturers to quickly simplify the process of calculating the requirements for their grinding application."
The new Norton Grinding App is available for IOS and Android operating systems on mobile devices. It can be downloaded for free at www.nortonindustrial.com/GrindingCalculationApp.aspx.
Related Glossary Terms
Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.
Removal of undesirable materials from “loaded” grinding wheels using a single- or multi-point diamond or other tool. The process also exposes unused, sharp abrasive points. See loading; truing.
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.
On a rotating tool, the portion of the tool body that joins the lands. Web is thicker at the shank end, relative to the point end, providing maximum torsional strength.