Automotive

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Automotive

The automotive industry is the largest market for precision machined parts today. The quality and precision of these parts has to be high. The automotive industry comprises 3% of gross global product. Millions of workers worldwide are employed in auto manufacturing, auto parts, and supplies manufacturing as well as service and after sales care and other derivative industries. 

The automotive industry produces more than 800 million cars globally per/ann. Suppliers and clients are spread around the world in a web of relationships, making global shipping essential and globalisation a necessity.

 

åtto Abrasives Automotive Customers

As the material composition of the car has changed and continues to change. Firms today are faced with shorter product life cycles and hard‐to‐manufacture product designs. The modern car has become increasingly multi‐material, with aluminium, high strength steel, magnesium, rubber, glass and various polymers all expanding their share of total vehicle weight.

As society transitions from using cars powered by combustion engines to cars powered by batteries, manufacturers serving the automotive industry will be making different types of parts than they have in the past. Many of these parts are turned, but according to Junker, grinding can be an even more efficient option. Producing parts via grinding can have a number of benefits over turning. Grinding produces parts with improved dimensional accuracy and better surface quality than turned parts. The process also does not create burrs or chip impressions on parts.

This is where we play our part. At åtto we develop and manufacture specialised abrasives for applications across the entire automotive sector. Get in touch and allow us to provide you with the best abrasives solutions to match your specific needs.

Product Matching & Customization

Send in your requirements and let us assist you in finding the correct product for your application.

The automotive sector is one of the world’s most important economic sectors by revenue. We partner with our customers in the automotive sector to deliver innovative abrasive products offering increased productivity, superior performance and cost advantages, across a wide range of different applications.

Some examples of Applications we support are:

  • Camshaft Grinding & Polishing with our range of rubber bonded centreless grinding wheels.
  • Manufacture of Piston Rings using åtto precision rubber & resin bonded cut off wheels.
  • Bearing & Shock Absorber Manufacture with åtto centreless cork wheels.
  • Cable Cutting (Bowden) with rubber and resin cut off wheels.

Camshaft Grinding

åtto Abrasives is a long-established manufacturer of abrasive wheels for centreless grinding applications.Our range includes;

  • Centerless Work Wheels: in rubber & cork specifications for Grinding & Polishing Applications
  • Centerless Regulating (Control) Wheels: to control the rotation of the workpiece
  • Cored Centerless Work Wheels

Centerless Grinding is an OD (Outside Diameter) grinding

Abrasives in the automotive industry
Camshaft Grinding

Piston Rings

A piston ring is a metallic split ring that is attached to the outer diameter of a piston in an internal combustion engine. They provide three key functions,  these are the gas seal function, the heat transfer function and the oil control function.

Most piston rings are made from cast iron or steel. However, today, the engine builder has a broad span of material choices when it comes to piston ring materials and finishes. When working with different metals, there are different optimum grinding or cutting wheels to use in order to avoid, burr, burn or material alteration.

åtto Abrasives is a long-established manufacturer of abrasive wheels  suited to applications in the automotive industry. These include:

  • Rubber bonded precision cut-off wheels
  • Resin bonded precision cut-off wheels

It is important to select the correct cutting wheel to match the material you are cutting. Here we can custom manufacture cutting wheels for your specific application

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åtto Precision cutting range

Bearings & Shock Absorbers

åtto Abrasives is a long-established manufacturer of abrasive wheels for centreless grinding applications.Our range includes;

Centerless Grinding is an OD (Outside Diameter) grinding

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Cable Cutting

åtto Abrasives is a long-established manufacturer of abrasive cut-off wheels for precision cutting applications. Our range includes;

  • Rubber bonded cut-off wheels
  • Resin bonded cut-off wheels
  • Metallurgical Sampling wheels

This range of products is perfect for the burr free precisionn cutting of cables.

åtto Precision cutting range