FRD 'RESIN BOND' DIAMOND MESH SIZES
FRD - a comprehensive range of high performance 'resin bond' type mesh sizes
FRD products include a full range of 'resin bond' type mesh sizes in varying toughnesses and breakdown modes, available both metal coated and uncoated, for a wide range of non-ferrous metal grinding applications. The coated varieties are used in phenolic and polyimide bonds, the uncoated product being used in vitrified and hybrid bonds. The FRD product range is produced by IDF Superabrasives, with whom we hold exclusive European distribution agreements.
FRD-G1 'Premium', the most friable polycrystalline grit in the market, provides outstanding free-cutting action due to its crystal nature, micro-fracturing properties and angular particle shape. It provides high material removal rates, excellent surface finish and surface geometry. Can be used on Cermet, high-tech ceramics and tungsten carbides.
FRD-G1 Uncoated Density: 3.52 g/cm3 FRD-S Premium is a very friable and free-cutting resin bond grit, due to its crystalline structure and micro-fracturing properties. It is effective for high performance in toughest applications on homogeneous materials such as carbides, Cermet, hard and friable ceramics, as well as double-sided lapping and polishing. It provides high material removal rates, excellent surface finish and surface geometry.
FRD-S Uncoated Density: 3.52 g/cm3 FRD-SN56 56% nickel coated Density: 5.12 g/cm3 FRD-R 'ECO' is an intermediate product with excellent self-sharpening properties, a compromise between optimum free-cutting properties and cost considerations. It is a general purpose grit for tool sharpening, technical ceramics and carbide grinding with an excellent quality/cost ratio.
FRD-R Uncoated Density: 3.52 g/cm3 FRD-RN56 56% nickel coated Density: 5.12 g/cm3 FRD-X Premium is a superior 'resin bond' grit designed to cover a remarkably wide range of applications with an optimised balance between material removal rate, free-cutting ability and tool life. It produces excellent performance on tungsten carbide, technical ceramics, combined PCD and hard metal components, as well as in tool sharpening applications.
FRD-X Uncoated Density: 3.52 g/cm3 FRD-XN56 56% nickel coated Density: 5.12 g/cm3 FRD-XN30 30% nickel coated Density: 4.23 g/cm3 FRD-XNS60 60% nickel coated Density: 5.50 g/cm3 FRD-XC50 50% copper coated Density: 5.04 g/cm3 FRD-X2 Premium is slightly tougher than FRD-X. It is suitable for a wide spectrum of applications, with an excellent balance between material removal rate, free-cutting ability and tool life. Due to its latest generation synthesis and excellent thermal resistance it is particularly suitable for high temperature vitrified bonds.
FRD-X2 Uncoated Density: 3.52 g/cm3 FRD-X2N56 56% nickel coated Density: 5.12 g/cm3 FRD-G9 Premium is a very high performance grit made of highly self-sharpening, multi-crystalline particles , for high productivity and long tool life in demanding applications on difficult to grind materials. It is very suitable for the grinding of combined hard metal and steel components, hard metals with low cobalt content, technical glass and SiC / SiN with vitrified, metallic and hybrid bonds.
FRD-G9 Uncoated Density: 3.52 g/cm3 FRD-A is a heavy-duty resin bond grit with sharp and irregularly-shaped mono-crystalline particles with excellent self-sharpening characteristics. It is suitable for tungsten carbide, PCD and PCBN grinding, for intermittent cut, as well as for stone polishing and glass grinding, particularly with metal bonded wheels.
FRD-A Uncoated Density: 3.52 g/cm3 FRD-AN56 56% nickel coated Density: 5.12 g/cm3
FRD Diagram of relative free cutting and friability properties: The wear characteristics of FRD diamond particles and their shock-resistance are mainly guided by their crystalline structures. FRD diamond particles have a multi-crystalline structure, which increases their micro-cleavage and friability properties. As a result, their free cutting properties are increased, at lower working forces. The FRD product range offers the ideal abrasive for every application, with the suitable toughness and breakdown mode.