Paradigm Diamond and CBN Wheels

Contact Details

Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives
Address
One New Bond St.
Worcester
01615-0008
MA
United States
Phone
800-551-4413
Toll Free Phone
800-551-4413
Fax
508-795-4130
May 12,2012

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton Paradigm Diamond and CBN Wheels which are positioned in the "Best" tier of Norton grinding products. Paradigm wheels feature a new proprietary, patent-pending bond delivering high grinding performance on carbide and high-speed steel round tool fluting, resulting in exceptionally fast cycle times and low cost per parts.

"The new patent pending bond on Paradigm Diamond and CBN wheels enables high performance one-pass flute grinding for highly efficient round tool manufacturing operations," said Matt Simmers, Product Manager at Norton.

For maximum productivity, new Norton Paradigm wheels are online and offline truable. Wheels are wear/load resistant for superior grinding on 6 percent to 12 percent cobalt, and offer better control over core growth. A high grain retention and uniform structure provides a high G-ratio (ratio of material removal rate versus wheel wear) up to 2.5x longer wheel life and a 30 percent higher material removal rate than other superabrasive wheels. Paradigm Diamond and CBN Wheels also offer low specific cutting energy, which enables faster grinding with a lower power draw and less burn.

All Paradigm Diamond and CBN Wheels are custom-manufactured to precisely meet end-user requirements. Wheels are available for Anca, Makino, Rollomatic, Star, Walter and other leading grinding systems. Diamond wheels are available for tungsten carbide and CBN wheels are offered for high-speed steel applications.

Related Glossary Terms

  • G-ratio

    G-ratio

    Measure of the grinding performance defined as the volume of metal removed divided by the volume of grinding wheel worn away in the operation.

  • cubic boron nitride ( CBN)

    cubic boron nitride ( CBN)

    Crystal manufactured from boron nitride under high pressure and temperature. Used to cut hard-to-machine ferrous and nickel-base materials up to 70 HRC. Second hardest material after diamond. See superabrasive tools.

  • fluting

    fluting

    Cutting straight or spiral grooves in drills, endmills, reamers and taps to improve cutting action and remove chips.

  • grinding

    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.

  • tungsten carbide ( WC)

    tungsten carbide ( WC)

    Intermetallic compound consisting of equal parts, by atomic weight, of tungsten and carbon. Sometimes tungsten carbide is used in reference to the cemented tungsten carbide material with cobalt added and/or with titanium carbide or tantalum carbide added. Thus, the tungsten carbide may be used to refer to pure tungsten carbide as well as co-bonded tungsten carbide, which may or may not contain added titanium carbide and/or tantalum carbide.