Grinding is mainly used as a finishing process, but also as a process with high material removal rates, in contemporary industries. The efficiency of grinding is heavily influenced on the quality of tools used, namely, the grinding wheels. CBN wheels are a large part of this process and the quest for better quality tools drives trends toward the overall improvement of the process.
Having the right CBN Grinding Wheel in your shop can help you grow your business’s productivity as well as boost profits. CBN is man-made material that was built to rival the strength of diamond. However, CBN falls just a tad short of the hardness of diamond but makes up in other areas that play a crucial role in the grinding industry. The chemical makeup of CBN allows them to grind ferrous materials, which are the hardest of materials known to man.
What are ferrous metals?
Ferrous metals are metals such as steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, cast iron. These metals all have a high-temperature melting point. It takes a strong material, like CBN, to cut through these metals.
Diamond isn’t able to grind ferrous metals
Diamond is unable to grind ferrous materials due to its carbon atoms in its crystal structure. The carbon reacts with the ferrous materials, causing a breakdown due to intense heat produced from the reaction. CBN, however, replaces those carbon atoms with boron. The boron allows for a cool clean cut when working with ferrous materials.
The importance of the CBN Bonding Layer
A CBN wheels bond is one of the most important factors when choosing the correct wheel for the job. CBN is an extremely hard and effective material when it comes to grinding. It does not break down from overuse. Instead, the breakdown of the wheel occurs when the bond begins to wear away. At Eagle Superabrasives Inc, our chemist and engineers are in-house, not off-shored, so we are able to work meticulously on our bonding agents, to ensure the integrity of our wheels.
Who is Eagle Superabrasives Inc?
Eagle Superabrasives Inc. is headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina, and is an American manufacturer and supplier of superabrasives of the United States. We boast of an extensive inventory of over 6,000 CBN, CDX, and Diamond Wheels in stock. Wheels that are in stock are capable of being shipped the same day. Custom orders that need extra grit, diameter, etc. can be developed and shipped in as little as seven days!
When you’re ready to try the best, trust the experts at Eagle Superabrasives Inc. Our staff is ready to answer any questions that you may have when it comes to choosing a grinding wheel and understanding what wheel will meet your needs the best. Contact us today to speak about aggressive CBN grinding wheels!