Saint-Gobain Abrasives (Worcester, MA) offers the Norton Rapid Prep XHD Coarse and Medium Discs to solve users’ most aggressive stock removal and blending challenges. The extra heavy-duty non-woven discs remove weld lines, weld splatter, weld discoloration and blend surfaces in a single step. According to the company, XHD Coarse is ideal for aggressive weld removal and surface blending on steels, while XHD Medium works well on softer metals/alloys. Users will significantly save labor and consumable costs by reducing application steps as compared with coated flap discs. The new Norton Rapid Prep XHD discs offer a unique combination of a conformable fiber matrix and premium ceramic grain, resulting in improved cut control and surface blending over traditional coated flap and fiber discs. Product life is increased and shape integrity is maximized due to the Norton blended fiber web which dissipates work-piece debris. In addition, the Norton Clean Bond resin system prevents smearing and produces a controlled wear rate.