Norton Abrasives has introduced Norton NorZon BlueFire F826 Fiber Discs for the metal fabricating industry. NorZon BlueFire fiber discs are positioned as Norton's "better" choice for stainless, super alloys, steel cast iron and high pressure applications.
BlueFire features a new and improved blend of patented zirconia alumina and ceramic alumina abrasive, which has a unique micro fracturing capability that allows a constant supply of new cutting edges for fast, aggressive cutting that self-sharpens with use.
BlueFire F826 is also available as a Speed-Change fiber disc featuring Norton's quick, tool-free, twist-on and off Speed-Change fasteners. Available in 5" to 7" sizes with grit ranges from 25 to 60, Speed-Change discs lock to standard back-up pads with a unique nut design and are easily removed for increased productivity.
The BlueFire F826 AVOS (allows view of surface) discs feature a patented see-through design that allows uninterrupted cutting, reducing heat up to 30 percent over standard discs. The scooped holes create air flow to pull swarf away from the grinding zone, which cools cutting and extends product life. A five degree angle back-up pad allows greater utilization of the disc surface and prevents gouging of the workpiece.
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.
Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.
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.
Metal fines and grinding wheel particles generated during grinding.