Norton 3SG ™ Ceramic grinding wheels are made from 30% seeded gel ceramic grain hence the trademark 3SG. The ceramic grain was developed by Norton specifically for grinding harder materials such as 01 & D2 tool steels. Ceramic grain fractures under pressure to reveal more sharp edges thus giving the ability to cut for longer without having to dress the wheel as much. This process is known as the friability of grain.
The Norton 3SG grinding wheel is ideally suited in a toolroom environment where the grinding of hardened materials is commonplace. For stock removal we recommend the operator uses a cluster diamond dresser with a fast dress to maximise the open points of the ceramic grain. Use a slow dress, or a single point diamond to close off the wheel to achieve a better finish on the work piece.
- High concentration of SG ceramic aluminium oxide content
- Unique, self sharpening micro-crystalline structure
- Very good cutting capability
- High removal rate & extended wheel life
- Suitable for very hard steels
- Cool cutting
Please see this link to the Norton Grinding Wheel section of their catalog for application details and more information;
Norton Grinding Wheels are high quality abrasive wheels. Norton are market leaders within the abrasive industry with a brand that is synonymous world wide. Norton are at the forefront of abrasive technology striving for perfection in development of new abrasive grains.
Coventry Grinders Ltd are proud to have achieved the status of a technical distributor for Norton Grinding Wheels and all other Norton abrasive products. This means we can offer competitive prices coupled with great service. We have the full backing of Norton’s technical department to help in all matters of their products. We can offer on-site visitations with both a member of our team and a representative from Norton Abrasives, part of Saint Gobain Abrasives UK.