Mesh CBN Overview
Mesh CBN (cubic boron nitride) is a superabrasive material superior in wear and oxidation resistance. As a result, it is the most suitable abrasive for grinding steel, cast iron, and nickel alloys. In addition, with its ability to not chemically wear in the presence of graphite or carbide during the abrasive process, Mesh CBN is explicitly designed for applications involving ferrous materials and is the second hardest material in the world, only to diamond.
Unlike diamond, Mesh CBN is only available in synthesized material and can be tailored to provide the required characteristics for the application. The key to this is synthesizing tetrahedral morphology in addition to the cubic and octahedral morphology that occurs in diamonds.
CBN varies in color from light amber to boron-rich black. The difference manifests itself in performance depending on the tool type and application. For example, the boron-rich material is often considered more challenging to see in electroplated tools since it can lead to overplating.
At Hyperion Materials & Technologies, we provide a wide range of Mesh CBN products, from our Borazon family of CBN products to our cBNMesh products. In addition, we offer numerous crystal coatings and surface treatments to enhance crystal retention and performance characteristics. The coatings improve performance through greater crystal retention, heat transfer, and lubricating qualities.
Borazon Mesh CBN Products
Hyperion Materials & Technologies' Borazon® cubic boron nitride (CBN) is recognized as one of the greatest technological advancements for material removal. It was designed specifically for applications involving ferrous materials and is twice the hardness and four times the abrasion resistance of conventional abrasives. In addition, Borazon CBN has exceptional thermal conductivity and provides improved surface integrity in grinding hardened tool, die, and alloy steels, as well as nickel- and cobalt-based superalloys.
Available in a wide variety from 50/60 to 325/400 mesh, our cBNMesh product group offering includes an optional 60% nickel cladding for resin bonds and titanium for metal bonds and is best used in grinding wheels for a myriad of applications: high stock removal, surface grinding, profile grinding, surface finishing, and sharpening steel cutters.
Your Hyperion salesperson can offer their expertise in selecting the mesh CBN best suited to solve your needs.