Titanium Cut-off Wheel
Titanium behaves differently than other non-ferrous materials during cutting. Titanium and its alloys tend to smear and clog up the cutting abrasives in the cut-off wheel. This causes burning and smearing on the sample surface and severe deformation. Aka-Cut Ti20 is using sharp SiC abrasives in a strong, but open bond to give space for removed debris thus reducing these problems. When choosing our titanium cut-off wheel Aka-Cut Ti20, you obtain a plane sample surface with minimal mechanical deformation and thermal damage. This cut-off wheel is optimised for cutting titanium and titanium alloys with a hardness of approximately 20 HRC or in the range of 100-350 HV. Different diameters are available for all our abrasive cut-off wheels.
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What characterises titanium cut-off wheels?
Titanium cut-off wheels, sometimes also referred to as titanium saw blades, are typically based on SiC as abrasive.
Which abrasive is used for titanium cut-off wheels?
Since titanium and titanium alloys are non-ferrous, the abrasive typically used is SiC. Aka-Cut Ti20 is based on SiC for optimal cutting results.
Why is SiC the optimal abrasive for titanium and titanium alloys?
SiC is a rather brittle abrasive. When breaking down it creates new, sharp edges that are ideal for removing soft and ductile material. Therefore, cutting – or sawing – titanium with an Aka-Cut Ti20 gives the best cutting result with minimal mechanical deformation and thermal damage.
What are the characteristics of titanium? What to be aware of when cutting titanium?
Titanium has a very high strength-to-density ratio but it is also very ductile, making it a challenge to cut. It is easily deformed and very often large burrs can be observed after improper cutting. Like other non-ferrous metals it is best sectioned with SiC cut-off wheels, but both the binder and the abrasive size has to be modified to suit titanium in the best possible way. Our Aka-Cut Ti20 has the correct composition for cutting titanium.