Norton SA launches latest generation Foundry X medium diameter cut-off wheels for the foundry market

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced the latest generation of medium diameter cut-off wheels for foundry environments, under the Norton brand. Developed with the new Foundry X bond technology, the cut-off wheels are engineered to increase cut rate and wheel life in all foundry cut-off applications.


The new range is available in standard Norton (good tier) and Norton Norzon (better tier). Foundry X bond technology offers three major features and benefits compared to existing Norton bonds.

First, improved thermal stability ensures increased resistance to heat and thermal degradation allowing longer tool life and reduced cost per cut for the end-user.

Second, higher mechanical strength ensures high performance in even the most demanding cutting conditions.

Finally, Foundry X technology is compatible with an extensive range of abrasive blends, providing flexibility and guaranteed performance on a wide range of materials. Improved cut-rate, shorter cycle time and longer tool life are key factors to lowering overall process cost for cutting applications in the foundry market.


Angled wheels


Flat wheels

According to Saint-Gobain the cut-off wheels last longer, cut faster, reduce cycle time, reducing the cost per part produced, they are versatile and their efficiency cuts a wide range of material types, including cast iron, alloyed and stainless steels.

Other features include improved thermal stability compared to existing Norton bonds B65 & B25, high mechanical strength provided to the cut-off product, compatible with a wide range of abrasive blends, including premium grain technology (Norzon). The benefits include increased heat resistance results in longer abrasive life, performances assured in the most demanding cutting conditions and an improved cut-rate provides shorter cycle time and lower total cost.

For further details contact Willie Gillan on TEL: 012 657 2800, or email: