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Barnes offers a complete line of abrasives that are customized to fit your particular application. We have a variety of metal bonded diamond and CBN superabrasive honing stones. Our diamond honing stones cut sharper, last longer and wear more uniformly to ensure a bore with superior geometry and surface finish. In fact, Barnes has found that on some operations, diamond stones have produced up to 66 times as many accurate bores as conventional tools, while delivering tight tolerances and high statistical capability ratios. To get these kinds of results, though the diamond abrasive must be of a consistent grade and concentration, properly shaped for the bore radius and conditioned to properly expose the diamond abrasive. Barnes ability to control the manufacturing process in-house makes this possible.
Vitrified honing stones have been the industry standard for many years and are still a viable and economical alternative to superabrasives for many applications. Barnes’ vitrified abrasives are manufactured from abrasive crystals with strict process control requirements to minimize variations in grade and friability. This assures consistent performance and reliability. All of Barnes honing stones – superabrasive or vitrified – are available in a variety of widths, lengths and heights in a wide range of grit sizes and grades specific to the application. Mountings can be plastic or metal and manufactured in any configuration for attachment to the particular honing tool.