Related Glossary Terms
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.
Machining a bevel on a workpiece or tool; improves a tool’s entrance into the cut.
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.
Weiler Abrasives, a leading provider of abrasives, power brushes and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has expanded its aluminum abrasives offering to include Tiger® Aluminum flap discs featuring an innovative paired flap design for grinding of aluminum. The design includes a top flap with a coating that prevents loading, provides a high cut-rate and eliminates the need to apply wax or lubricant prior to grinding. Alternating flaps of self-sharpening zirconia aluminum grains offer aggressive material removal. The combination ensures high performance at an exceptional value.
“We’re excited to bring these new products to the market,” says Elliot Shepherd, associate product manager, Weiler Abrasives. “Our extensive testing has shown that the Tiger Aluminum flap discs are an excellent option for efficiently removing material from aluminum ranging from 3000 to 6000 series.”
Weiler Abrasives is offering the 4-1/2 inch Tiger Aluminum flap discs in Type 27 or Type 29 with either 7/8 or 5/8-11 arbor holes and two grit options. The 36-grit disc is a good choice for chamfering, weld removal and stock removal, while the 60-grit disc is ideal for weld blending, finishing and cosmetic detail work.
The Tiger Aluminum flap discs are well suited for applications found in general metal fabrication, shipbuilding, rail and automotive industries.