Elastic Bonded Abrasives: The final say in finishing products
Flexible metalworking with Artifex
We create perfect surfaces.
You have the surfaces – we take care of the finish.
Our elastic bonded abrasives can be applied in virtually all areas of metalworking, whether manual or mechanical, in dry grinding or with cooling lubricants. With over 90 years of experience in tool development and production, we guarantee the highest quality.
Our products are always called for when surfaces cannot be further refined with conventional vitrified or resin-bonded grinding wheels. Contrary to abrasive belts, they can also be used to finish hard to reach surfaces.
In Artifex tools, abrasive grains such as diamond, silicon carbide or aluminum oxide are flexibly embedded in elastic materials, such as foamed polyurethane (P) or rubber (Rplus). As a result, our grinding and polishing wheels are sponge-soft, finely porous or hard, but always elastic. Depending on the application, the specifically matched composition of grain and bonding results in the desired finish.
Elastic grinding and polishing
Thanks to their flexibility, the Artifex tools adapt perfectly to the geometry of the work-piece and merely remove the roughness peaks from the surface. This increases the material contact area and significantly reduces the roughness depth – to less than 1 µm (Rz). The open-pored structure ensures cool grinding and prevents clogging of the tool.
Our products can be effortlessly dressed and profiled with conventional tools. They can be used dry or with all conventional cooling lubricants like water, emulsion, or oil. The self-dressing effect – a new grain is used constantly – ensures a constant grinding pattern throughout the tool‘s service life.
Abrasives in elastic bonding require a higher infeed than common vitrified products. Due to their elasticity, Artifex polishing and grinding tools adapt to the material so that the entered infeed is never realized as true material removal. This gives the finish a consistent and brilliant quality.
Artifex abrasive products can found in virtually all areas of metal working production, whether manual or mechanical and whether wet or dry operation.
Your Surface Finish
Artifex products are used worldwide for many different applications in a wide range of industries, including medical and dental industries, watch, jewelry, machinery and mould manufacture. Furthermore we produce abrasive tools for the electronic and precision engineering sectors and many other industrial markets. Among other things, the following surfaces can be improved:
Profit from our Know How
We customize our approach to match your requirements! Elastic bonded abrasive tools perfectly adjust to the geometry of the work-piece. Only the top of the roughness is removed. Pregrinding with vitrified wheels usually gives a surface roughness of Rz = 3.5 to 5.0 μm. This roughness will be improved with elastic bonded wheels down to Rz < 1.0 μm. This process can be done in one clamping of the work piece. With great focus, we develop and produce today products for the technology of tomorrow. Fulfilling your need is our goal. We try to meet every customer`s requirements.