Abrasive Technology


Posted by Eric Sagun on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 @ 13:08 PM

Abrasive Technology is pleased to announce it has applied for a provisional patent for a CMP (chemical mechanical planarization) pad conditioning method designed to provide users with increased tool utilization and cost savings.

The provisional patent describes a method where a separate CMP pad conditioning disk is used specifically for the CMP pad break-in process.

Traditionally, a single CMP pad conditioning disk was used for both the break- in process and the “in process” conditioning, which has resulted in longer pad break-in times because the “in process” CMP conditioner was not optimally suited to match the needs or requirements to break in a new CMP pad.

Additionally, since the disks often have enough life to condition more than one pad, consistency on subsequent pads during the break in and manufacturing process varies because of the degradation of the conditioner throughout its lifetime.

By utilizing two separate disks (one for the break-in process and one for “in process” conditioning), users can expect one or more of the following benefits:
-        Increased CMP tool utilization (reducing CMP pad break-in times).
-        Increased current CMP pad and “in process” CMP conditioner lifetime.
-        Improved process stability.
-        Improved CMP module cost (improved pad life, improved conditioner life, reduced tool downtime, and reduced pad break-in failure rates result in increased tool utilization).
-        Capability to customize new CMP pad break-in conditioning disks to the pad type and material specified by the customer.  

Contact Mark Diaz (mdiaz@abrasive-tech.com) if you'd like more information.

Inventors Month Spotlight - Josh Dudley

Posted by Eric Sagun on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 15:04 PM


On the final day of Inventor's Month, we have one last associate to celebrate. After seeing the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Josh Dudley decided to develop the ultimate too for rescue workers. The result was Jack of All Blades, a unique, emergency circular-saw blade that cuts metal, wood and masonry.

Josh and his fellow engineers at Abrasive Technology have ingenuity in their DNA. Abrasive Technology focuses on producing the best superabrasive grinding wheels and tools available, with a culture built around findng creative ways to solve problems for customers.


Inventors Month Spotlight - Butch Peterman

Posted by Eric Sagun on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 @ 09:04 AM


April is Inventors Month, so we're celebrating one of our favorites, Butch Peterman, president and co-founder of Abrasive Technology. Under Butch’s leadership, AT invented and patented the process for brazing diamond to steel (P.B.S.® bond), used today in a broad spectrum of industries and markets. Personally, Butch has earned other patents and patent applications in the areas of gear grinding, electronics and superabrasive wheel manufacturing. 


Meet Nate, more than a machinist for diamond grinding wheels and tools.

Posted by Eric Sagun on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 @ 13:02 PM

Learn why Nate makes such great diamond grinding wheels and tools at Abrasrive Technology.

Topics: Associate Engagement

Diamond Grinding Wheels and Tools for the Friction Market

Posted by Eric Sagun on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 15:02 PM

Longer lasting and providing greater productivity, these custom-designed diamond drums, saw blades and grinding wheels are specially crafted for slotting, shaping, sizing and finishing, I.D., O.D., champhering and flat grinding of friction materials including brake shoes, clutch faces, disc brake pads and transmission bands.

Electroplated Diamond Grinding Wheels and Tools

Posted by Eric Sagun on Wed, Feb 04, 2015 @ 13:02 PM

Superabrasive grinding wheels and tools with electroplated bonds maintain tight-tolerance forms, provide freer cutting, hold form or profile from first cut to last, and have the ability to be stripped and replated.

Topics: electroplated bond

P.B.S.® Braze Grinding Wheels and Tools

Posted by Eric Sagun on Fri, Jan 16, 2015 @ 14:01 PM


Topics: braze bond

Everlast® PCD Drills for drilling composite materials

Posted by Eric Sagun on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 @ 14:11 PM



Looking for a specialized solution for drilling composites? Everlast PCD drills from Abrasive Technology use patented veined diamond technology for more shock resistance and less chipping - ideal when working with composite materials. 

Topics: PCD tooling

The Five Most Important Steps to Ceramic Insert Grinding

Posted by Glen Rosier on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

1.) Know your wheel speed: wheel speeds on machines vary and the most successful ceramic grinding operations are performed between 5500 & 6500 SFPM.

2.) Condition the wheel properly: Aluminum oxide dressing wheels produce the most open structure along the face of the grinding surface. A clean grinding surface is essential to successful ceramic grinding.

3.) Dress frequently: dressing the diamond wheel frequently provides a clean grinding surface and prevents the fine ceramic swarf from becoming trapped between the diamond particles.

4.) Ceramic is a tough material: Expect grinding pressure when grinding ceramic materials. It is also an insulator material which means that heat generated during the grind process is absorbed into the grinding surface.

5.) Follow the first four steps: You will find a greatly improved ceramic grinding process requiring little to no spark grind to produce a clean chip free edge.

Topics: Grinding, Ceramic Grinding, Ceramic

Custom Engineered Diamond Wheels and Tools

Posted by Chad Fairchild on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 @ 15:03 PM

We have the expertise and engineering staff to design custom solutions for diamond grinding wheels and tools. 

Topics: Wheel, Diamond, Wheels, CBN, Grinding Wheel Diamond, engineering, Tools, Ceramic Grinding, diamond blade

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