C3 Flap Discs

Contact Details

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels
7525 N. Oak Park Ave.
United States
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July 01, 2011

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has expanded its trimmable flap disc line with the introduction of trimmable C3 ceramic flap discs.

The new flap discs have a disc backing designed to trim down to expose ceramic flaps for extended working life, allowing for fewer disc changes and longer production times.

The new U.S.-made, trimmable C3 flap discs have a hybrid compact flap design that compresses and compacts flaps at a four-degree angle for additional edge strength and 20 percent more material than regular C3 flap discs.

Manufactured from self-sharpening ceramic grain and a strong polyester flap backing, the new discs are recommended for aggressive cutting action on hard-to-grind materials such as stainless steel. C3 flap discs also provide contaminate-free results and will not rust stainless steel. The new flap discs are available in 4 ½- and 5-inch diameters, with 7/8-inch arbor holes or 58-11 hub and grit sizes of 40, 60 or 80.

Related Glossary Terms

  • arbor


    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.

  • backing


    1. Flexible portion of a bandsaw blade. 2. Support material behind the cutting edge of a tool. 3. Base material for coated abrasives.

  • grinding


    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.