Zirconia Alumina from VSM and Cutting Tools Chicago aka General Cutting Tools are coated abrasives are used in abusive grinding applications requiring heavy stock removal. Zirconia Alumina is longer lasting, cuts faster and is more economical than Aluminum Oxide in demanding stock removal applications.
VSM’s Zirconia products can be divided into two categories: Moderate Duty and High Performance.
Moderate Duty Products
With the help of VSM’s highly specialized grain coating technology, VSM has developed a Zirconia Alumina product line that breaks down under moderate to light pressures. These moderate duty products perform well in applications where the work piece is a softer metal, i.e. aluminum or where the end-user can upgrade from an Aluminum Oxide product.
Moderate Duty Products Available:
ZK713T- Flexible cloth backed product with aggressive cutting capabilities for lighter pressures. Grits available: 40 – 80, 120
ZK713X- Heavy cloth product with aggressive cutting capabilities and long life for lighter pressures. Grits available: 24 – 120
ZK744X- Heavy cloth top-sized product used for cool cutting and high stock removal. Grits available: 24 – 80
ZF713 – Resin fiber disc that provides a high cut rate. Grits available: 24 – 120
ZF714 – Top size resin fiber disc with an aggressive cut rate and long life. Grits available: 24 – 80
High Performan’-U Products
VSM’s 100% Zirconia Alumina products work best in high performance applications where heavy polyester backings prove their value. Applications that employ mechanical pressures as well as, abusive, hand-held and extreme heat applications benefit the most from these high performance products.
High Performance Products Available:
KK717 – Extremely heavy reinforced cloth product providing high stock removal and long life under high pressures. Grits available: 20 – 36
KK716 – Extra stiff heavy reinforced cloth product for high stock removal under high pressures. Grits available: 24 – 60
KK815Y – Top sized heavy cloth product used for cool cutting and high pressures. Grits available: 36 – 80
KK715X – Strong cloth product used for heavy stock removal and long life under high pressures. Grits available: 24 – 80
For more information on Zirconia Alumina or other VSM products contact General Cutting Tools.