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martinandrew368   , 20



How To Choose The Right Flap Disc?

Benefits of flap discs are unlimited, but it is important to understand how to select the right one by looking at the various factors and how they apply to metal fabricating the application.



In metal fabrication, flap discs have been the fastest growing category. They offer faster stock removal and also provide grinding, blending and finishing for a lower total cost. They also feature cooler cutting with less gouging and burning. The flap-discs are preferred for several reasons. The discs are light in weight, easier-to-control and have lesser downtime for product changes. They have the reduced vibrations and result in the less fatigue, as well as reduced noise. With all these benefits it is important to know how to select one.

Flap Wheel Shape

Flap discs are used mainly on the right angled grinders, and they are designed with hubs that allow work to be done on the face. They can be applied to the work to be done on the face. For aggressive stock removal, conical flaps discs are the best choice. Their angle provides a greater surface contact for stock removal on a flat surface. Flat flap discs are used on the flat surfaces, and they are the best choices for blending and smooth finishing and airfoil polishing.

Plate Material

The second thing that demands your attention is the backing plate you may use. All flap discs are a combination of abrasive flaps that are adhered to a rigid backing plate. It is the plates that help during the operations, and there are three different material types. Fiberglass backing plates help to absorb vibration and are consumed during use. It is the most popular material. Plastic backing plates are becoming more popular due to some comfortability. Aluminum backing plates are the least popular.

Wrapping Up

If you are looking for flap discs, consider the points above, and you’ll be able to choose the right disc.