CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels introduces Green Grind, a high-performance, depressed-center grinding wheel.
Manufactured from a premium bond and zirconia-aluminum oxide grain mixture, the new wheel coolly grinds metal 50 percent faster than typical aluminum oxide wheels and will not discolor or warp stainless steel.
Containing less than 0.1 percent of sulfur, chlorine and iron, Green Grind wheels are ideal for tank fabrication, power plant maintenance and metal fabrication. Green Grind wheels can be used on mild steel, hard face, titanium, stainless steel, inconel and aluminum metals.
The new Green Grind wheels are available in 36-grit size, type 27 shape, with 4 ½", 5" and 7" diameters with 7/8" or 5⁄8"-11 arbor hole.
"CGW's new Green Grind wheels are exceptionally fast and run smoothly providing quieter working and less operator fatigue," said Joe O'Mera, president, CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels.
Related Glossary Terms
- 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.
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.
Phenomenon leading to fracture under repeated or fluctuating stresses having a maximum value less than the tensile strength of the material. Fatigue fractures are progressive, beginning as minute cracks that grow under the action of the fluctuating stress.
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.
- grinding wheel
Wheel formed from abrasive material mixed in a suitable matrix. Takes a variety of shapes but falls into two basic categories: one that cuts on its periphery, as in reciprocating grinding, and one that cuts on its side or face, as in tool and cutter grinding.