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.
Rotary tool that removes hard or soft materials similar to a rotary file. A bur’s teeth, or flutes, have a negative rake.
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.
Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAWS) a distributor of products and services to the MRO marketplace, announced the new Blue-Kote™ Soft Material Application Flap Disc, which grinds aluminum and all non-ferrous metals at high speed with minimal clogging or loading, while keeping the work surface temperature low for quality finishing.
The Type 27 abrasive disc is also used with composite materials such as carbon fiber and plastics. The 4.5-inch diameter disc is available in 40 and 60 grit.
Produced exclusively for Lawson Products, the new Blue-Kote Soft Material Application Flap Disc is manufactured from tough aluminum oxide grain layered in a specially engineered net structure. The unique design provides high-performance cut rate and aggressive stock removal with surface blending action for excellent finish consistency. The soft, long-lasting disc that simultaneously grinds and finishes saves process time, eliminates the need for product changeover, and reduces total cost.
Because aluminum has a much lower melting temperature than other metals, keeping aluminum cool while grinding and finishing is a big challenge for welders and fabricators. The Blue-Kote disc cloth’s net structure resists clogging on soft materials, and its sanded surface stays cooler and avoids burning the work surface.
Blue-Kote Soft Material Application Flap Disc at a glance:
- Specially engineered disc incorporates aluminum oxide grain for excellent grinding combined with smooth, scratch-free finishing and cleaning
- Grinds cooler than standard discs
- Lasts up to 3X longer than conventional abrasives
- Fewer disc changes required means greater job efficiency and cost savings
- Can be used in pre- and post-weld operations
- Applications and industries include automotive and body shops, agriculture, aviation, construction, energy, food & beverage, metal fabrication, shipbuilding, technology, and mass transportation
- The latest addition to Lawson’s extensive catalog of cutting tools and abrasives solutions
The Lawson Products Blue-Kote Soft Material Application Flap Discs is available now. Lawson Products and Kent Automotive representatives can help users select the abrasive product best suited to their applications.