June 20, 2016

Diamond & C.B.N. Honing Stones

Due to growing ecological requirements, there is a growing demand for bores that can be manufactured in high quantities and with a high precision in terms of surface quality and bore geometry.

Faced with today's ecological and economic changes, honing with Diamond or CBN is a must in any modern manufacturing environment.

In modern manufacturing, Diamond & CBN honing stones represent the most cost effective and best technological solution. The extreme hardness of Diamond and CBN guarantees long lifetime cycles for the honing stones, a basic requirement for a production facility with a high degree of automation and multi shift operation.

On account of the particular hardness of the abrasive material, honing stones of Diamond or CBN stones have an excellent accuracy of form. This has an impact on the process reliability and the precision of the honed bore. The honing of very small bores can often only be carried out by Diamond or CBN.

Standard Honing Stone

Honing stones having abrasive layer on steel
base. Honing stone is soldered on honing shoe / carrier.
To write dimension: W X H X L X A

Slotted Standard Honing Stone

Same as standard honing stone but with a slot longitudinally for better cutting, cooling and chip removal.
To write dimension: W X H X L X AS

Solid honing stone

This Stone Consists only the abrasive (No steel base) and is also on the honing shoe / carrier or holder degment.
To write dimension: W X H X L X A

Compact Honing Stone

Honing stones for direct fitting into the body of the honing holder. This type of stone is generally used for very small bore honing.
To write dimension: W X H X L X A

Solutions For Top Quality

Various influences determine the result of the honing The characteristics of a honing stone as well as a fine tuning of all the different parameters make it possible to achieve the required result. In addition to high quality in manufacturing, both a short processing time and a long life of the stones can be achieved. The selection of the appropriate abrasive is the task of highly experienced experts.

Grit Size

The grit size generally determines the achievable surface profile and is also responsible for the stock removal capacity of the honing stone. The bigger the grit size, the rougher the surface finish and higher the stock removal rate will be.

Type of crystal

Diamond grit splintering in the micro range with low impact strength

Diamond grit splintering in the micro range with high impact strength
With the kind permission Diamond Innovation

Type of Bond

The firm hold of the cutting crystal, the stability of shape, hardness and the wear performance characterize the bond. The hardness, toughness and brittleness of the bond is determined by the material which is to be honed. Basically metallic bonds with different alloying constituents are used. In addition to this, ceramic or synthetic bonds can also be used.



It describes the number of carats of Diamond or Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) crystal per cm3 of abrasive layer. Basic rule: the smaller the grit size, the lower the concentration. Abrasive layer with a low concentration are also used with "coarse" grit sizes if this is required for the machining task.