Norton blazes a trail with new BlazeX fibre discs for expert metal grinding performance

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As the first quarter of the year witnessed a leap towards recovery for UK production, manufacturing and construction markets[1], abrasives specialist Norton is launching its next generation of fibre discs, the BlazeX.

With experts labelling this new line of discs a trail-blazer in maintenance and repair operations, the BlazeX speeds up grinding time and reduces overall abrasives costs for metal fabricators.

Set to become a popular new addition to an already established portfolio, the BlazeX delivers up to 50% higher cut rates on carbon steel when compared to its counterparts, and is available in a range of diameters and grits to suit all grinding needs.

Ideal on a wide range of both hard and soft metals, including carbon and construction steel, the BlazeX offers enhanced operator control in stock removal processes such as metal preparation, weld grinding, chamfering and edge bevelling.

The self-sharpening ceramic grains on each disc – combined with a durable fibre backing – make effortless work of tough jobs, removing metal quickly and accurately. Operators will notice a smoother and more controlled process, resulting in less vibration through the machinery for safer and more precise grinding.

These factors ensure a job can be completed quickly, smoothly and concisely for a longer product life with fewer disc changeovers – resulting in less labour time and overall cost savings.

Howard Prince, Technical Support Manager at Saint-Gobain Abrasives, comments: “We’re thrilled to be able to support fabricators with this release of the BlazeX range. In recent years, the Norton Blaze product range, with its distinctive orange colour, has become synonymous with superior quality and performance; and this addition is no exception.

“Brand new engraving technology allows fabricators to easily identify which Norton product is the best for the job, with the recommended metal stated on the backing of each disc.”

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