Saint-Gobain Abrasives launched a new line of centerless grinding wheels to its bonded abrasives portfolio. The Norton Century45 centerless bond platform features an exclusive chemistry that greatly improves grain retention in the wheel. Better grain retention means wheels are constructed with more porosity for a given hardness. This translates into wheels having a hard grade with the performance of a softer grade. The wheels are available with ceramic, aluminum oxide, silicon-carbide grain and abrasive blends to maximize user grinding safety and efficiency. These wheels reduce cycle times by up to 50%, improve stock removal by over 30% and increase wheel life from 30-100% versus other standard products. They can also decrease grinding noise levels by as much as 23.2 dB, even when grinding hard-to-grind alloys. Norton Century45 is ideal for bar grinding, fastener and tool grinding, automotive or aerospace components, as well as bearing applications.