The automotive industry is the largest market for precision machined parts today. The automotive industry comprises 3% of gross global product.

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 receiving the correct parts necessary for manufacturing difficult.

This is where our manufacturing premises in Europe & North America as well as our global network of distributors play their part in ensuring that we can supply customers wherever they are.

As the material composition of the car has changed and continues to change today. Firms  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 green 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.

åtto abrasives automotive industry, at åtto abrasives we develop and manufacture specialized 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.

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.

Applications examples (not exhaustive):

  • Camshaft Grinding & Polishing with our range of rubber bonded centerless grinding wheels.
  • Manufacture of Piston Rings using åtto precision rubber & resin bonded cut off wheels.
  • Bearing & Shock Absorber Manufacture with åtto centerless 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 centerless 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

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

Bearings & Shock Absorbers

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

Centerless Grinding is an OD (Outside Diameter) grinding

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 precision cutting of cables.