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New Lightweight Norton CarbonForce Vitrified cBN Wheels Deliver Increased Operator Safety, Enhanced Performance and Superior Finished Parts.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of performance-engineered abrasives, has introduced CarbonForce, a new lightweight line of vitrified cBN wheels for OD grinding. With proprietary high-strength carbon fiber cores, CarbonForce wheels are 75% lighter than heavier steel-hubbed wheels and provide the safety and performance-enhancing benefits of a precision superabrasive wheel.

With their lightweight carbon fiber core, CarbonForce wheels reduce labor costs and strain on the operator and often eliminate the need for a crane because they meet most safe lifting weight limits. The wheels exhibit high strength vs. centrifugal force and have been qualified to run at MOS of 31,496 fpm (160 m/s) for wheels with an OD >7.9” (200mm). In addition, the low thermal expansion of the carbon fiber increases safety and performance.

The perfect combination of a robust, thermally stable, lighter weight core with vibration dampening technologies and an advanced vitrified cBN bond system means CarbonForce wheels require less operator intervention to control part quality. This dynamic combination reduces dressing frequency, while increasing wheel life.

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