CBN Wheels and the proper processes for grinding with CBN

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 drive trends toward the overall improvement of the process.

Eagle Superabrasives, is a premier supplier and manufacturer of CBN wheels, located in the United States. With an extensive inventory of over 6,000 diamond wheels, cdx wheels and cbn wheels in stock, we are able to ship most orders in as little as a day. Custom orders can be shipped in as little as seven days.

CBN Wheels
In the following, we will discuss the importance of CBN Wheels and how they can help you grow your businesses productivity as well boost profits. We will discuss the chemical makeup of the CBN crystal structure as well as the bonding layer that is applied on a custom wheel from Eagle Superabrasives.

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, CBN wheels to grind ferrous materials. Diamond is unable to grind ferrous materials as effectively due to their carbon atoms in their 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.

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.


Dressing and truing CBN

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