As part of its core item offering, Superior Abrasives’ ALPHA-KUT™ is the introduction of its most aggressive coated material available in quick change form.
Superior Abrasives is a leader in quick-change disc production and always looking for innovative additions to its product range. As a potential replacement for some small cutting wheels, coated abrasives, especially in quick-change form, are relatively user-friendly and much more forgiving than bonded products. Material can be removed quickly and shaped or smoothed over in one step, reducing tooling changeover for operators. ALPHA-KUT™ allows the company to pursue industries such as foundries and heavy-duty fabrication while offering a safer, less expensive alternative to some current products used.
ALPHA-KUT™ quick-change discs can simply be used in the same manner as other coated quick-change discs, but would be overkill on anything less than heavy material removal or hardened materials. Primary examples include cast parts in which the sprue is removed, large parts with excessive parting lines, or large weld removal in narrow or otherwise inaccessible areas of larger workpieces.
The new ALPHA-KUT™ product consists of triangular, precision-formed abrasive grains, exhibiting the continually self-sharpening properties and wear characteristics of ceramics for maximum life and consistent cutting action. The triangular grains are applied upright for the sharpest cutting angle, which will reduce heat generation caused by friction. Additional grinding aid is added to prolong the cool-cutting action.
The strength of the manufactured grain is complemented with a rigid, fiber backing, producing stability and added pressure for maximum stock removal. In quick-change form, no additional liner or backing is necessary, as buttons are securely bonded directly to the fiber.
- Triangular, precision-formed ceramic grains.
- Consistent, optimum cutting angle.
- Self-sharpening ceramic wear characteristics.
- Stable base with sharp cutting points.
- Immediate, aggressive stock removal.
- Durable, rigid fiber backing.
- Reduced heat buildup with grinding aid.
- Cast parts shaping or removal, including sprues or parting lines.
- Leveling and rough shaping.
- Large weld or seam removal and blending.
- Heavy material removal.
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