Rubber bond grinding wheels are specialized abrasive tools that find extensive use in precision grinding applications across various industries. Comprising a matrix of high-quality rubber mixed with abrasive grains, such as aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, diamond or cbn, these wheels offer unique properties that make them well-suited for specific grinding tasks. The elasticity of the rubber bond provides excellent shock absorption, making these wheels ideal for applications that require a degree of flexibility and forgiveness, such as grinding intricate profiles or delicate materials. Rubber bond grinding wheels are also effective in reducing heat buildup during the grinding process, which can be critical when working with heat-sensitive materials. Additionally, the inherent damping properties of rubber contribute to improved surface finishes and reduced vibration, enhancing overall grinding precision. These wheels are commonly used in industries like aerospace, medical, and tool manufacturing, where achieving tight tolerances and fine surface finishes is crucial.
The recurring question of when to use rubber or resin bonded wheels ultimately comes down to application. Rubber bonded wheels have an elastic bond which provides great advantages for metallurgical cutting applications. Rubber-bonded grinding wheels can be produced thinner than other types, and will maintain greater structural stability at a reduced thickness.
Regulating Wheels made with rubber bond use natural rubber as a bond are made by the calendaring process. This type of wheel provides higher traction and a resilient toughness that reduces dressing. Rubber bond also tolerates a greater variance in the stock going into the grinding operation.
Wheels are available in a wide range of dimensions and grit sizes. To get the best rubber bond wheel to suit your specific needs our application engineers makes use of a wide variety of abrasive grit types, sizes and grades to create the perfect product for you. Contact our expert team for additional information and assistance regarding our rubber bond abrasive wheels or related grinding products.
Working with Eagle, you can expect to discuss your project with one of our highly-skilled, U.S.-based application engineers. Together, they will help identify and provide the grinding solution that best fits your unique needs and goals. Our manufacturing capabilities are second-to-none in the industry.