Laura DeVries :
SK855X Ceramic Grain Abrasive Makes Its Debut
Laura DeVries :
VSM Abrasives Corporation has again proved that they are an innovator in the abrasives industry with the launch of their NEW SK855X flagship coated abrasive product. It features an enhanced ceramic grain that is manufactured at VSM World Headquarters. VSM is one of a few international manufacturers with the know-how and ability to produce ceramic abrasive grain. Their new state-of-the-art production facility allows for optimum process control resulting in the highest quality grain available.
The CRIMSON red SK855X product boasts a high cut rate with cool cut feature. Its aggressive grain orientation along with its cool cut grinding aid coating provides 30% or more productivity compared to the existing ceramic product. This product is designed to work with heat sensitive materials such as stainless steel, titanium alloys and superalloys.
The new SK855X provides increased service life due to its enhanced self-sharpening ceramic grain. Engineered to provide an aggressive cut and produce higher rates of stock removal than conventional grains. A unique coating process was developed by VSM’s staff that provides the ceramic grain with a firm support structure for easy grain regeneration.
“We have been able to substantially enhance the crystalline structure of the grain through
extensive R&D work. The structure integrity of a ceramic grain is critical to optimize the
regeneration which directly relates to cooler, high rates of stock removal.” stated Mr. Mark
Boudreau, Director of Engineering.
The SK855X was designed specifically for grinding metals and excels in medium to high pressure backstand and power assist applications. It is available in a comprehensive grit range from 24 to 120 and will satisfy many grinding applications in belt and disc form.
See the enclosed sample for additional product details. The SK855X is now available to purchase; call your VSM territory manager or customer service representative to place an order (800)737-0176.
With over 140 years of experience, VSM is a global leader in the abrasives market. Coated abrasives is their core competence. Their vast product line extends from Zirconia Alumina to Ceramic abrasives and includes applications that range from metal grinding to wood finishing. VSM provides customers with a worldwide partner who will evaluate and optimize their grinding processes.