Walter Surface launches flap discs for aluminum blending, finishing

Enduroflex Alu 2018 LargeWalter Surface Technologies has introduced a powerful abrasive for aluminum blending and finishing, the Enduro-Flex ALU flap disc, which was developed to overcome the challenges that come with working with heat-sensitive metals, such as aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys, according to an announcement.

Aluminum’s high strength-to-weight ratio has long made it a smart choice because of the alloy’s lightweight properties, corrosion-resistance and other practical benefits. Yet, when it comes to blending and finishing, there’s a different story for metalworkers on the shop floor.

The flap discs, available now, are specially formulated to maximize performance and drive productivity. Iron-free, sulfur-free and chlorine-free, Enduro-Flex ALU’s zirconia alumina grain blend optimizes blending and finishing performance on virtually any aluminum surface. Enduro-Flex ALU delivers a consistent finish without discoloration, the company states.

“The science and deep industry knowledge behind Enduro-Flex ALU flap discs is exceptional, and has all of the key features as the industry-leading Enduro-Flex flap disc,” says Jonathan Douville, senior product manager, Surfox, Finishing and Tooling. “Outstanding removal rates, longevity and resistance to glaze build-up make Enduro-Flex ALU the optimal choice for enhanced quality, safety and productivity when working with aluminum.”

Enduro-Flex ALU’s special coating prevents load-up and glazing — key features that extend disc life and help cut shop-floor costs. Metalworkers will also appreciate Walter’s proprietary Eco-Trim trimmable backing, which can triple disc life for even greater savings.

Enduro-Flex ALU discs are available in 4 1/2 in., 5 in., 6 in. and 7 in. diameter sizes, with grit values of 40, 60 and 80. RPM ratings range from 8,600 to 13,300.

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