Alpex Wheel Co. has introduced SLIP COATTM, a new generation of superabrasive grinding wheels. Extensive field testing has proven this new proprietary coating can significantly improve wheel life -- up to twice the life in some instances. Designed for problem grinding applications where wheel loading shortens overall life, SLIP COATTM offers increased lubricity to carry workpiece chips away from the grinding action. Chip flow and coolant access to the workpiece are optimized. Other benefits include a cooler workpiece, which reduces thermal damage; reduced wheel loading, leading to longer wheel life and less downtime; and increased overall throughput.