Precision Grinding Materials for Automotive and Aerospace Industries

Materials provided by Element Six for precision grinding provide the best performance across many industries and at any application level. These include challenging uses in the automotive and aerospace industries, to uses in commercial grinding tools.

The established quality of Element Six’s precision grinding materials, in addition to their great value, gives tool producers an edge over their competition.

The Industry Leading ABN Range

Element Six is dedicated to supplying the best-performing, innovative grinding materials in the industry, for use at every application level.

Element Six has more than 50 years of experience within the industry and work alongside their customers to provide full grinding solutions for use in CBN applications. Their Quality Assurance statement ensures their materials perform reliably.

Element Six Quality Assurance

Element Six is registered to adhere to ISO9001 2008.

The ABN materials produced by Element Six are manufactured using a controlled process to well-defined specifications; ensuring customers are supplied a consistent and reliable product that gives a repeatable performance.

ABN Grades

                                 Grade            Applications Example  Industries      Benefits of Element Six CBN
PREMIUM ABN 900 Electroplated tools for high material removal rate and metal bond.

Automotive,  Aerospace   

Strongest CBN in the Element Six portfolio for lower forces and increased tool life in electroplated tools.

ABN 800 Vitrified bonds for camshaft & crankshaft, bearings, turbine components. Automotive,
Aerospace

20%* increase in tool life compared to the next best CBN product in the market.

Industry standard in a wide range of applications.

ABN 700 CVT gearing grinding. Automotive

Medium strength CBN for vitrified bonds.

ABN 200

Vitrified for ball bearing, double disc grinding, finish grinding and hardened steel bearings.

Automotive Proven performer in the market for large contact areas.
            ASSURED                ABNX

Vitrified bonds for camshaft & crankshaft, bearings, turbine blades.

Automotive Cost-effective solution with Element Six assured quality.
ABN 200 V

Vitrified bonds for automotive, bearing and general grinding operations.

Automotive Cost-effective solution with Element Six assured quality.

Latest Innovations

Grade             Applications   Example Industries      Benefits of CBN
PROTOTYPE      ABN 800PLUS Vitrified bonds for camshaft & crankshaft, bearings, turbine blades. Automotive, Aerospace

30%* increase in tool life compared to ABN 800.

20%* reduction in specific grinding energy compared to ABN 800.

ABN 300R

High tolerance gear grinding, OD roughing operations and grinding of aerospace components.

Automotive, Aerospace Consistently performing CBN for electroplating.

Next Generation Cladding

Grade             Applications Example Industries                               Benefits of CBN
PREMIUM                      ABN NX SPIKY CLAD
Available for all ABN grades

A 60% nickel electroless cladding with irregular outer surface for use in resin bond tools.

Automotive, tooling industry

Higher surface area to enable increased heat dissipation.
Provides better mechanical grip for increased particle retention.

15 – 20%* increase in tool life compared to Element Six standard clad products.

* Performance figures based on Element Six proprietary application testing. Samples are available for customer’s own application-specific testing.

Comprehensive Application Testing

Element Six provides a greater focus on application specific solutions for their customers than any of its competitors.

The end-user environment is emulated using fully instrumented industrial scale grinding systems that work with materials found in the customer’s workplace; such as superalloys, cast irons and tool steels. The conditions used for grinding are optimized using aggressiveness based on the maximum chip thickness.

Driven by Innovation

Element Six is focused on producing the next generation of high-performance precision grinding materials, using its deep level of knowledge on the production of applications and materials to provide the best value for customers.

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