Norton Winter AEON electroplated grinding wheels are designed for high-precision applications in the automotive, medical and aerospace markets. An innovative design and manufacturing process give AEON wheels the ability to hold an extremely tight profile tolerance of ±5µm at a maximum wheel diameter of 24 inches (600 mm), width of 12 inches (300 mm) and weight up to 551 pounds (250 kg). AEON grinding wheels have a single usable abrasive layer design, with diamond or cBN particles mechanically fixed onto the core surface by an electrochemical process of nickel deposition. This unique layer design provides high grit retention levels for long wheel life. To save costs, the wheel core can be reused. Once the abrasive grains are worn, the core of the wheel can be re-plated with new diamond or cBN grain in a continuous re-plating cycle.