Norton product engineers work hard to provide the best information for using Norton abrasive products, and have written or co-written these articles, which have been published by various trade magazines. Links to the following articles are supplied with permission of the publication.
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE YEARBOOK, an SME publication:
“True Grit” by Jim Gaffney, Patrick Redington and John Besse Sr., September 2012.
Abrasive improvements abound for the creep-feed grinding process on aerospace and land-based turbine engine components.
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Working an Inside Job – Shops must pay special attention to the area of contact between the wheel and workpiece and, most importantly, to the relationships between wheel speed, workpiece speed, rigidity of the wheel spindle and other operating factors when setting up for I.D. grinding jobs. OCTOBER 2006
Dressing for Grinding Success – A cutting tool is only as accurate as the grinding wheel that produces it. So, shops that manufacture cutting tools must precisely true and dress grindingwheel shapes to consistently produce high-accuracy tools to meet customer demands for evertightening part tolerances. JUNE 2006
Comp Cams uses almost every kind of grinding wheel Norton offers, from conventional bonded wheels, to Norton SG seeded-gel (ceramic aluminum oxide), to resin-bonded, to plastic-bonded wheels and more, including the new vitreous glass system called the T2 platform. SEPTEMBER 2005
CUTTING TOOL ENGINEERING:
“Under Control”, written by Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ John R. Besse, discusses understanding and controlling wheel truing and dressing forces when rotary plunge dressing. JUNE 2012, Volume 64, Issue 6. Cutting Tool Engineering. A PDF version of the article is also available.
“New Balance” written by Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Trevor M.J. Llewellyn and discussing operating and part quality problems created by an out-of-level grinding machine. DECEMBER 2010, Volume 62, Issue 12. This article originally appeared in the December 2010 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering and is reprinted here with permission. Copyright 2010, Cutting Tool Engineering. All rights reserved. An unabridge version of the article is also available: “Machine Level”.
“Tips for measuring surface quality” appears at the bottom of “Precision prescriptions” written by Daniel McCann and features Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ ED Reitz, Global Market Manager, Fused Abrasives and Seed Gel. FEBRUARY 2010, Volume 62, Issue 2
“Sharp Dresser – Shops seeking to true and dress superabrasive grinding wheels need solutions that move beyond "tried-and-true" methods.” by Mike Gainey and Brian Rutkiewicz, JUNE 2009, Vol. 61, Issue 6
“New Grind – Grinding round HSS cutting tools can be more efficient than milling them. Being able to dress new hybrid metal/polyimide-bond wheels on the grinder adds to the efficiency.” by Ken Saucier, AUGUST 2008
“Break on Through – How effective coolant application—including the use of jet-type nozzles—can help optimize the grinding process.” by David Graham and Ken Saucier, FEBRUARY 2007
“Well Dressed Plan – New online dressing technology eliminates inefficient offline dressing and advances CNC production of round cutting tools.” by Tim Finn, AUGUST 2006
“Peel Out, Switching from hard turning to peel grinding may allow large-volume producers of cylindrical parts to increase flexibility while reducing the cost per part,” SEPTEMBER 2004. Contact: Alan Richter, Phone: 847-714-0175
“Gearing up to grind aluminum." "The best way to ensure that you're grinding process is efficient while also providing you with the desired result hinges on using the correct abrasive at all times." By Patrick Carroll, MARCH 2011. And check out the related article in the series: "Changing up the daily grind" by Amanda Carlson, Associate Editor, FMA Communications, Inc.
“Dual Action Sanders: Tips for Maximizing Performance & Finish." This article appears with permission from Finishing Magazine, MAY 2008.
“Converting Machining Applications to Grinding” by Patrick Baliva, February 2009 Vol. 142 No. 2.
New technology can enable a broader use of abrasive machining by manufacturers.
“When Belts are Better” by James. P. Elving, February 2007 Vol. 138 No. 2.
Advances in abrasive grain, backings and resin bond technology are making abrasive sanding belts a better option.
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MD&DI – MEDICAL DEVICE & DIAGNOSTIC INDUSTRY:
“Surface Finishes: Methods and Metrics for Products – Metallic Implants” by Ed Reitz, September 2007.
Selecting a method and understanding the metrics are critical to the production of orthopedic implants.
“Grinding and Polishing Orthopedic Implants” by Ed Reitz, July 2007.
OEMs must navigate the challenges associated with metal medical prostheses, including the selection of the right abrasive.
MAN – MODERN APPLICATION NEWS:
“A cooperative effort between three manufacturers — two of which are each others' customers — provided a lights-out solution for a tool manufacturer” September 2007 issue. This article appears with permission from MAN.
MODERN MACHINE SHOP:
“Big Machining for Big Machinery” Article From: 3/19/2013 Modern Machine Shop, Derek Korn, Senior Editor. L&H has been testing wheels capable of completely grinding gear teeth from solid blanks to eliminate preliminary gashing operations altogether.
“Getting The Most From Creep-Feed Grinding. No other process can do what creep-feed grinding can do. Recent tests show even more can be gained by optimizing every element of a creep-feed system.” by John Besse, DECEMBER 2005 issue.
PRACTICAL WELDING TODAY:
“Abrasives that make the grade – Selecting and using abrasive products correctly ” by Jim Elving, MAY 2005 issue
“Why Not Ask Why ” by Chris Koepfer, JUNE 2009 issue firstname.lastname@example.org
“task-oriented physical labor must be replaced with an environment that fosters creative abilities.”
TODAY'S MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS:
As published in Today’s Medical Developments...
“Select the Best Bonded Abrasive” by Bob Smith, JULY 2005 issue
“Saint-Gobain Abrasives Offer an Alternative to Costly Grinding Machines for the Medical Market”
Expert Design MAY 2007