Abrasives have applications in engineering metal works and precision manufacturing of Bearings, Transmissions, Auto-components, Hydraulics, Gears, Molds, Dies and more.
A very exciting time for the Indian Abrasives Industry as India is fast- tracking towards becoming a world class manufacturing hub. India’s exports are estimated to reach an all time high in the coming decade and now viewed by the world as a key manufacturer and supplier of high precision engineering manufactured goods.
This new overseas market sector’s huge untapped potential along with the steady rise in the domestic sector is the main driving force for the growth of the Indian Abrasives Industry. Leveraging this growth and therefore establishing itself as one of the leading grinding solutions company is 3S Abrasives. Established in 2001, 3S Abrasives is an abrasives company designing and manufacturing high precision grinding solutions.
“We are a one-stop solution for all your grinding problems, including specialized and customized, manufacturing and servicing. The 3S Team has gained prominence for its customization and client centered approach especially amongst the high performance sector,” says Nihar Kalghatgi, Business Head at 3S Abrasives.
3S offers both, conventional as well as ceramic
abrasives. It provides grinding solutions in three major segments, first, Cylindrical, second, Surface and third, Center less. The key features of the products are cooler cutting, high metal removal rates, controlled induced porosity and self or lesser dressing frequencies.
Every customer has a different need in terms of grinding, which depends on the expected surface finish, metal removal, material grades, tolerances and machine’s operating conditions. Custom designed grinding solutions by 3S work by eliminating grinding thermal cracks or grinding burns, eliminating chatter, achieving higher circularity, along with high metal removal rates. This ultimately leads to a high product life, which is beneficial for its customers.
The company manufactures a wide range of grinding wheels from 10 mm - 900 mm in production custom grades. Maintaining the grade consistency in each manufacturing cycle is crucial to producing a high quality wheel, delivering consistent performance, And 3S has achieved it with the help of its tight monitoring and corrective system. The company also employs innovative thermodynamic methods to cut down lead times. “Artificial Intelligence and data science has helped to close gaps with product customer fit.
High performance and high precision, custom designed grinding solution
We employ cutting-edge technology to directly funnel-in customer orders into the production process helping customers plan their stock inventories in a more effective manner,” adds Nihar Kalghatgi. Further, according to Nihar, working closely and directly with customers has helped the company understand important market gaps. A thin line separates those who play the low level quantity game from those few who focus on quality. 3S has proudly taken the high quality approach by employing data Science to engineer and analyse market data which then is fed into its design and production process. “This has f lipped the tables completely in our favour,” he adds.
3S Abrasives understands the changing needs of its customers and to better cater to their requirements, the company is establishing systems and protocols which help control and monitor the supply network, production process and customer engagement. 3S Abrasives hopes not only to serve its customers but also delight them. The company is looking forward to building a strong distribution network for its domestic as well as exports market. The aim at 3S Abrasives is to achieve a near 100 percent production automation in manufacturing with focus on Green Energy.