Anderman and CUMI bring new R&D to abrasives in the superalloy and investment casting industries.
For many years we have worked closely with the superalloy and investment casting industries, supplying the advanced refractories – launders, tundishes, distribution boxes – that transport molten metal through the production line.
Having developed an in-depth knowledge of these sectors, it seemed logical to apply that knowledge further downstream, at the primary processing stage: when the cooled ingot has been cut into bars or billet and its surfaces prepared for the next stage of its journey, be that a turbine blade or a bespoke aerospace component.
Hence our latest collaboration with our strategic manufacturing partner CUMI, focussing on its abrasives division. Established in 1954, CUMI has state-of-the-art facilities and a proven track record in producing high quality vitrified and resin bonded abrasives.
Experts on hand
As the processes in super alloys and investment casting are so specialized, we have brought in our own team of experts to help you.
A team with over 20 years of experience in the manufacture of loose grain abrasives, as well as the many applications of bonded abrasives, used in all your cutting, grinding and polishing tools.
Engineers who know that when you invest in intensive research and development to create an exclusively formulated Super alloy, valued at about U$ 90,00 / kg, you want the minimum waste in the primary processing stage. The quality of the abrasives you use should be unmatched, cutting each alloy bar cleanly and leaving the surface smooth and free from contamination. Without the best abrasive tools, you’ll waste that precious alloy. For $90,000 a ton, that’s something no one can afford to do.
Our team of engineers travels regularly to India, working closely with the CUMI research and development team. Pooling their knowledge, they put a wide range of abrasive materials and processes to the test.
The biggest benefit ? To cut your your Superalloy waste bill by producing a bonded abrasive blade wich is:
• thinner than comparable blades; • as durable as comparable blades; • produced in the quantities you need, when you need them.
We believe that what we have developed represents unrivalled value in terms of whole life cost and we want you to benefit from that.
More options, 24/7
This work is just one example of how we will give you new choices in the field of abrasives. With CUMI’s proven manufacturing capacity and capability, we can also supply:
The research of the last year has involved hours of assessments and testing. You’ll understand that we can’t go into any more details here. But if you operate in the super alloy or investment casting industries, and want to cut waste in primary production, contact us today and see how our R&D can support yours.
If we already work with your company in another field – advanced refractory or technical ceramics – let your colleagues in abrasives know that we will bring the same commitment and expertise to their division. With sales offices in the UK, US and France we can answer any questions quickly, wherever your operations are based.
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