When it comes to metalworking, effectively eliminating secondary and tertiary operations to maximize time and labor savings — while reducing cleanup time — is always a plus. VSM premium resin fiber discs are self-sharpening and can be used in most stages of production, accommodating grinding, weld blending and finishing while offering a long life span.
Resin fiber discs are made of stiff fiberboard combined with a vulcanized rubber backing. The abrasive grains are coated with a resin layer, making these discs rigid enough for heavy-duty metalworking applications. Because of their makeup, they are heat-resistant on their own, but they can be combined with a cooling fin backing pad to amplify this characteristic.
Our premium ceramic resin fiber discs are ideal for all kinds of materials — just be sure to identify the grit, backing pad rigidity and manual pressure necessary for the specific task.
Why Buy Ceramic Resin Fiber Discs?
Ceramic abrasive discs work with all kinds of materials, including tough metals like stainless steel, titanium, and super and high-nickel alloys. This capability makes them excellent for the automotive and manufacturing industries, which require a range of metalworking operations within a single production line. Ceramic resin fiber discs are especially suited for:
- Stock removal
- Heavy grinding
Ceramic abrasive discs are multipurpose, and they add value to any project. Your ceramic fiber discs can:
- Remove mill scale
- Reduce heat buildup
- Self-sharpen, lowering their cost-per-use
- Save you time and labor by working well with many materials
- Conform to several surface shapes, both curved and flat
- Use different backing pads for various projects, purposes and materials
- Come in different grits for diverse tasks
- Provide cleaner, more consistent scratch patterns
The quicker you can remove stock and prepare it for finishing, the better. A ceramic resin fiber disc does not clog as quickly as other disc materials, and the vulcanized rubber backing strengthens the disc for use under heavy or light pressures.
Maximize the Potential of Your Ceramic Resin Fiber Discs
When using these discs under power, make sure you use a heavy-duty power cord and confirm that there are no power bottlenecks. Premium ceramic resin fiber discs require a tool with ample power, torque and rpm capability to maximize their self-sharpening potential.
Finally, select the tailored backing pad — choosing from flexible, regular or hard — to meet your task’s specifications.
When working with a heat-sensitive metal, your backing pad can also have cooling fins, which will work in conjunction with the ceramic abrasive to maximize airflow and reduce heat buildup. The vulcanized rubber backing of the disc also aids in heat reduction.
A curved, flexible backing pad is superb for surface preparation and working with curved surfaces like piping, while a regular or hard backing pad is better for stock removal and working on flat surfaces.
Choosing the Appropriate Grit for Your Ceramic Resin Fiber Discs
When choosing your ceramic abrasive discs, safety comes first. Always ensure you choose a disc with the appropriate revolutions per minute (rpm) to suit your angle grinder’s output capability — the angle grinder’s rpm rating should never exceed the disc’s. You’ll also want to be sure you choose the correct disc size for your grinder when you buy online. Our VSM ceramic fiber discs come in sizes from 4.5 inches to 7 inches.
Before you begin, you will want to match your abrasive grain to your metalworking process. Because ceramic fiber discs work well for stainless steel, titanium and many other materials, the most pressing consideration when choosing a disc is the grit. Higher numbers mean finer grains, which translates to a finer finish. Typical grits are:
- 36 – Most aggressive
- 60 – Moderately aggressive
- 80 – Least aggressive
VSM fiber discs come in a grit range of 36-80, but we can provide 16 and 24 grit upon request!
For heavy stock removal, we recommend a grit level of 36 to 60. Ceramic abrasive discs typically require fewer passes than flap discs or other multipurpose discs because of their friability, which can reduce time and labor during production. Because these discs are self-sharpening, try using a pulling motion as you initially move across the surface rather than pressing in on the material right away.
You can also switch out your backing pad to meet different needs and disc grit sizes. And depending on the grit you use, you can maximize your cost savings simply because the piece’s outcome depends on the focus and time spent on the material. For example, if you use a 36-grit flap disc regularly for heavy stock removal, you could maximize time, labor and cost savings by switching to a 60-grit ceramic resin fiber disc combined with a rigid backing pad.
Buy Ceramic Resin Fiber Discs Online From National Abrasives, Inc.
For more than 20 years, National Abrasives, Inc. has provided high-quality coated and bonded abrasive products for multiple industries. We are a family-owned and -operated business, and we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality products to suit your unique needs. We work with well-known and respected brands like VSM, Mirka and other top-tier manufacturers.
Our friendly customer service and competitive pricing set us apart for many of our loyal customers, and we would love to partner with you for your abrasive product needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable representatives can help you identify the best ceramic fiber disc for your applications so you can get straight to work with the best tool for the job. If you don’t see what you need, contact us and we’ll be happy to work with you!
We offer free shipping and discounted pricing on our German-made resin fiber discs when purchased in bulk lots of 1,000 pieces or more. And when you order in-stock materials before 1 p.m., we ship the same day!
Our team is here to help if you have any questions about our products or policies. Contact us today to learn more or browse our ceramic discs online to start your order.