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Bonding Systems

Resin Bond
A combination of resin powders, fillers and diamond or CBN grains hot pressed to form a solid resin bond matrix. The diamond or CBN grains are evenly distributed through the matrix.

Resin bonded wheels are at the softer end of our bond systems. They give a fast, cool grind together with low grinding force. They are very versatile and can be used on a large range of applications. May be used wet or dry.

Metal Bond
A combination of metal powders & diamond or CBN grains, that are sintered together to form a solid metal matrix with the diamond or CBN grains evenly distributed through it.

Metal bonded wheels are much more hard wearing than resin bonded wheels. The abrasive grains are held very firmly by the metal bond with the result that metal bond wheels will have a longer life, but will grind slower, harder and less cool compared to resin wheels. May be used wet or dry.

Electroplated Bond
A single layer of Diamond or CBN grain that is held onto the surface a steel blank by a layer of Nickel plate. The electroplated Nickel layer will hold the grains very firmly, but at the same time allow good grain protrusion, giving a free cutting action and high surface roughness. During the life of the wheel the cutting action and roughness of the wheel will reduce as the grain points become flatter.

Profiled wheels can be produced, by machining the steel blank before electroplating. Form accuracy is dependant on grain size. May be used wet or dry.

Conventional Abrasives
Vitrified grinding wheels consisting of grains of Aluminium Oxide or Silicon Carbide held together with a glass bond to form a porous structure. This type of wheel is used with most precision grinding applications.

Resin bonded wheels are stronger but less rigid, but they are ideal for heavy duty or high speed applications. They can also achieve finer surface finishes than vitrified wheels.

Rubber bonded wheels similarly can achieve fine surface finishes.

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