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Norton Introduces QUANTUM3 Grinding Wheels

Saint-Gobain Abrasives introduced Norton QUANTUM3™ (NQ3) Depressed Center Grinding Wheels. Featuring a proprietary grain along with a tougher bond system containing a combination of fillers and bonding agents that allow for better mix quality in manufacturing, NQ3 provides faster grinding for more metal removal and longer wheel life, with less operator fatigue.

Norton Quantum3 wheels are constructed using a precisely engineered iron, sulfur and chlorine-free resin technology to provide a uniform abrasive distribution throughout the wheel. This bond was designed to retain the grains long enough during and after grain fractures to support optimal cut rates and long wheel life.

The new Quantum3 wheels are offered in 12 Type 27 all-purpose grinding application SKU’s, one Type 28 all-purpose and two Type 27 SKU’s for foundry applications. Sizes range from 4” x 1/4” x 3/8” to 9” x 1/4” to 7/8”.

Source: Saint-Gobain Abrasives

The orthopaedic industry has sought to close a widening skills gap in manufacturing and machining, particularly regarding CNC machinists. Industry and academic institutions must come together to outline the skills needed in the workforce, and then create programs to advance those skills. If technical programs, colleges and universities know what skills are lacking in the industry, they can help to increase the output of qualified orthopaedic professionals to fill technical positions. To see how this is taking shape in communities that are home to heavy orthopaedic manufacturing, read the BONEZONE article Collaboration and Resources Needed to Close Skills Gap in the Orthopaedic Industry.”