Because today's disk and tape drives demand the utmost read/write head precision, leading manufacturers continue to turn to Norton Winter diamond blades and FAVS™ grinding wheels for world-leading performance at row-slice, part off, AlTiC wafer thinning, and bar-grinding.
From wafer split to row slice and part off, our blades have been leading the industry for over 30 years. Through ongoing developments in blade manufacturing and application engineering, we have enabled ever-increasing blade performance at lower thicknesses and tighter tolerances. Our thin blade developments have been major enabling factors in shrinking head size and delivering the astounding drive capacity growth of the past quarter century. Let us know how they can work for you.
We offer unparalleled expertise in read/write head machining. Fully equipped with industry standard slicing and grinding systems and metrology tools, our process modeling lab enables exact replication of customer set-ups for turn-key solution development.
The Norton Winter Fixed Abrasive Vertical Spindle (FAVS™) technology is a unique set of custom grinding wheel specifications designed for the toughest surface generation challenges. Whether your challenge is AlTiC wafer thinning (Nano to Pico or Pico to Femto), bar grinding for stress control, or lap time minimization, FAVS™ wheels are engineered to get the best out of your process. Contact us for additional information.
Because you have to be close to your customers to succeed together, our application engineering staff is available in all key drive development and production locations in Asia, Europe, and North America. Our worldwide team is intimately familiar with the storage industry's challenges throughout the head manufacturing process. Visit our contact page to locate a specialist near you.