The honing market is expanding as new applications are introduced and abrasives developed that make it possible to hone an array of materials. We act as the UK’s specialist research and development facility for the honing market, creating specific abrasives for customers’ applications
Beyond just precision finishing, honing is now recognised for stock removal, to replace internal grinding and to create geometric integrity with an exact surface finish (holding tolerances down to a micron, with sub-micron adjustment).
New applications for honing are often driven by new materials to be honed. These include aluminium, brass, titanium and hard steel as standard, with harder materials such as ceramics, glass, molybdenum and inconel also within honing capability, with the right abrasives.