New Norton BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs Sigificantly Increase Cut Rate and Life in Stainless Steel and Harder-to-Grind Materials

March 22, 2021

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, one of the world’s largest abrasives manufacturers, has introduced its new Norton BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs with premium ceramic alumina micro-fracturing grain for a wide range of grinding processes in stainless steel and harder-to-grind materials. New proprietary COOL FRICTION technology dissipates heat during the grind, reducing rework and extending the life of Norton BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs. Norton BlazeX F980 Discs are the latest addition to the BlazeX “Best Tier” portfolio which also includes BlazeX F970 Fiber and Quick-Change Discs for Carbon Steel and Soft-To-Grind Materials.

In addition to COOL FRICTION technology, a self-lubricating grinding aid treatment and active filler are also critical to producing cool cuts. Its micro-fracturing grain consistently exposes sharper grain edges, to deliver a better cut rate, and longer disc life when compared to blended ceramic alumina discs.

“Due to improved ceramic grain together with our new COOL FRICTION technology, self-lubricating grinding aid and active filler, there is a 50% increase in cut rate and disc life when using Norton BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs compared with Norton Blaze F980 Fiber Discs and other leading discs,” said Patrick Carroll, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives senior product manager. “Prioritizing the operator experience is first and foremost, so Norton BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs deliver a smooth cut requiring less pressure, resulting in less fatigue and longer times between change-overs.”

New Norton BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs are suitable for a variety of grinding operations such as stock removal, deburring, beveling, blending, cleaning/ detail and finishing. Key industries for the new discs include MRO, metal fabrication, welding, oil & gas, energy, ship building and foundry.

BlazeX F980 Fiber Discs are offered in 36 grit and are available in a standard 7/8" hole pattern fitting most angle grinders, and in the most popular sizes for any application.

The Speed-Change BlazeX F980 Fiber Disc version features the Norton quick, tool-free, twist-on/ off Speed-Change fastener. Discs lock to standard back-up pads with a unique nut design and are easily removed, increasing productivity with more time to grind.