The final product is often only as good as the tools used to produce it
3M Wheels Deliver Performance, Value
The new Silver Depressed Center Grinding Wheels and Cut-Off Wheels from 3M are designed to deliver the long life and consistency of a premium wheel – at a valued price. Built with 3M’s PrecisionShaped Grain Technology, these wheels can outlast conventional ceramic, aluminum oxide and alumina zirconia wheels, which means more parts per wheel and more value for the dollar. And longerlasting wheels also means users can spend less time changing them out, helping to keep productivity high.
Emag Offers All-around Vertical Grinder
EMAG Group’s all-around VG 110 vertical grinder is for precision machining of small parts and can be used for cylindrical grinding. Its vertical design ensures that chips fall freely downward and that the slide structure is compact, achieving a high degree of rigidity. The X and Z axes are mounted separately on the machine base. Machine cooling ensures consistent work results. The machine is suited to CBN grinding technology, with both dressable ceramic and galvanized CBN grinding wheels as options.
Metabo Introduces Flap Disc Line
Metabo Corp.’s line of flap discs includes three levels of performance: the Original Flapper for fast stock removal and one-step blending and finishing; the Flapper Plus for one-step blending and finishing, aggressive stock removal and cooler grinding when working with heat-sensitive materials; and the Ceramic Flapper for extreme removal rate, long disc life and low total operating cost. The flap disc offerings include more than 100 varieties with various sizes, Type 27 and Type 29, as well as multiple grits for all sizes (40, 60, 80 and 120).
Semi-flexible Grinding Discs From Pferd
Pferd Inc. offers CC-Grind-Flex semi-flexible grinding discs that blend weld seams on large surfaces without leaving dents or bumps typical of a rough grinding wheel or fiber disc. This is due to the disc design that integrates a layered fiberglass backer with a high-performance coated abrasive. The geometry of the cooling slits ensures high air flow that reduces the thermal load on the grinding discs and workpiece. When using the disc, an absolutely flat surface can be achieved. They are available in 4 1/2-in. and 5-in. diameters with 7/8-in. bore
Ceramic Grinding Discs From Rex-cut
The Advantage grinding disc series, from RexCut Abrasives, is for stainless steel and carbon steel, weld bead removal, surface grinding, deburring, chamfering and beveling. They are available in 4 1/2-in. and 5-in. disc sizes in 36 grit for fast stock removal, and 50 grit for a more refined surface finish. The ceramic grain and special backing creates a disc with the toughness of a grinding wheel and the rapid material removal of a resin fiber disc. The ergonomic modified Type 29 shape provides greater disc contact on the work surface to improve metal removal speed.
Camfil Offers Dust Collector For Welding And Grinding Dust
Camfil APC offers the Zephyr III portable dust collector for facilities that perform maintenance welding or intermittent production welding. The plug-and-play collector captures airborne particles including welding/ soldering fumes, grinding dusts and dry dusts. The threestage filtration system includes a primary spark trap, a Gold Cone HemiPleat filter and a carbon after filter. With an adjustable, 360-degree swivel arm, the collector captures dust and fumes at their source and can be adjusted to fit many weld locations and part sizes. Large wheels and brakes make it easy to move around and position.
Walter’s Daytona 500 Sweepstakes
Walter Surface Technologies Inc. launched its Grind to the Grid sweepstakes. Customers who buy specially marked packages of Coolcut, Coolcut XX or Topcut sanding discs between March 19 and Nov. 18 can visit walter.com/grindtothegrid and enter promo codes located on the packaging to win a VIP entertainment package to the 2019 Daytona 500 or one of 30 weekly prizes. Coolcut sanding discs feature a premium aluminum oxide grain blend. Coolcut XX and Topcut discs are for sanding steel, stainless steel and aluminum.
Metabo Not Affected By The Hitachi Name Change
Metabo Corp.’s sister company Hitachi Koki USA Ltd. changed its name in North America from Hitachi Power Tools to Metabo HPT. This change reflects a new partnership and does not affect the original Metabo brand. The Metabo brand will continue to focus on industrial metalworking, building trade and renovation, MRO, concrete finishing and welding supply markets; it does not sell its products through the home centers. Sales forces and marketing initiatives will be kept separate, as will the company headquarters in West Chester, Pa