CBN Grinding Wheels Durability

Eagle Superabrasives is a premier supplier of superabrasives in the United States. With an extensive inventory of over 6,000 CBN grinding wheels, diamond wheels and CDX wheels in stock. Ninety-percent of orders are on location and ready for same-day shipping, we can even fill custom orders in as little as seven days. Don’t settle for subpar Superabrasives; contact the industry leading experts at Eagle Superabrasives for all your grinding needs.

CBN Grinding Wheels

cbn grinding wheelsDiamond is created when carbon atoms are kept under an intense pressure for many years. However, due to its carbon makeup, diamond is not suitable for grinding or machining ferrous materials such as steel. When grinding ferrous materials with diamond, heat builds up and the ferrous material breaks away the carbon atoms in the diamond thus causing the diakond to lose its hardness. To combat this problem, CBN was created from the cubic form of boron and nitrogen. CBN has a hardness second to diamond, however it has a high thermal stability and is used for working with ferrous materials. Eagle Superabrasives always recommends using CBN grinding wheels when working with ferrous metals.

CBN Grinding Wheels Durability

Because cBN grinding wheels are a very hard and durable they don’t break down as quickly as conventional abrasives. What typically happens when the wheel wears down is the cBN particle becomes less aggressive, rounding over. The particle does not cut as efficiently and the stresses on the particle increase. The coating cannot hold the cBN particle in the bond and the particle tears out. Because the bond is not as hard as the cBN particles, it wears away quickly exposing the next cBN particle. Our wheels are built with bonds, designed specifically for the grinding application, by our chemist and engineers in house. We offer a variety of bonds for our CBN grinding wheels including Phenolic Resin, Polyimide Resin, metal bond, Vitrified bond and Hybrid bonds. All of which can be custom made to fit your needs. If you would like to read more about CBN Wheels click here.

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