Eagle Superabrasives is a premier American supplier of superabrasive grinding wheels. Boasting an extensive inventory of over 6,000 Diamond, CDX and CBN wheels in stock, we are capable of shipping 90% of orders same day. Custom orders can be filled in as little as seven days ranging in a wide variety of shapes and core materials.
CBN Wheel Composition
CBN wheels are the ideal product for grinding ferrous metals, including various types of steel. CBN stands for cubic boron nitride, a man-made material that is only rivaled by diamond. However, CBN holds certain advantages over diamond in specific applications.
Diamond wheels are great for carbides, glass and ceramics, but they don’t resist heat well. Grinding at high speeds causes large amounts of friction, resulting in heat buildup at the point of contact. This ultimately results in the breakdown of the wheel. CBN has a very high thermal conductivity rate, allowing it to sharpen and grind ferrous metals that normally glaze up diamond wheels due to the extreme temperatures generated.
Atomically, CBN crystal structures are nearly identical to diamond. The difference exists in the bonding match. In diamond, carbon atoms hold the structure. With CBN, boron holds the structure instead. This seemingly insignificant change of atoms fuels the difference in thermal conductivity, allowing CBN wheels to grind ferrous materials much more effectively than diamond wheels can.
CBN Wheels from Eagle Superabrasives
Whether you’re in the market specifically for CBN wheels or another superabrasive product, Eagle Superabrasives is a one-stop shop for all of your grinding wheel needs. We pride ourselves in providing high-performance grinding wheels and industry-leading customer support. Our team is highly knowledgeable and will provide support and advice along the way, ensuring a pleasant experience when finding the best wheel to fit your grinding needs.
Contact us today to see if Eagle can help you with your grinding operations!