Product Recommendations for Specific Applications
Alumina Zirconia for rough grinding. Aluminum Oxide for general purpose grinding and finishing. Open coat is useful for softer types of aluminum. Silicon Carbide is sometimes used in abrasive machining, coil grinding, roll grinding, and wide belt deburring.
Aluminum Oxide is most common. Alumina Zirconia is used equally well. Silicon Carbide is sometimes used for finishing or polishing.
For most types of cast iron, use Alumina Zirconia for rough grinding and Aluminum Oxide for grinding and finishing. For Chilled Cast Iron or Grey Iron, Silicon Carbide is sometimes used.
Alumina Zirconia or Aluminum Oxide can be used. Mostly Aluminum Oxide.
CORIAN® / PLASTIC
Silicon Carbide or Stearate Aluminum Oxide products are recommended almost exclusively. Alumina Zirconia is sometimes used in rougher applications. Usually run wet, especially thermoplastics.
Silicon Carbide almost exclusively. Alumina Zirconia is useful also in rough applications.
Usually Silicon Carbide for any application. Occasionally Alumina Zirconia is used for flat stock or mirror stock. Glass is usually ground wet to reduce burning and breakage. *Cork Silicon Caribe (CS322) is used for wet polishing.
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GRANITE / MARBLE / STONE
Silicon Carbide almost exclusively. Usually ground wet to reduce dust and eliminate burning.
Aluminum Oxide most widely used. Alumina Zirconia is popular with shoe manufacturers. Sometimes Silicon Carbide is found to be used. Open coats are also very common.
Usually Silicon Carbide but sometimes Alumina Zirconia. Stearate materials common.
Almost always ground with Silicon Carbide. Soft rubber or polyurethane is usually ground wet. Most other types are usually ground dry. Sometimes 24 grit Aluminum Oxide is used for heavy stock removal.
Alumina Zirconia or Aluminum Oxide. Silicon Carbide is sometimes used for final finishing because a more consistent scratch pattern is achieved.
Alumina Zirconia or Aluminum Oxide. Occasionally, Silicon Carbide will be used for final polishing on some applications.
Silicon Carbide, or Alumina Zirconia for rough grinding.
Aluminum Oxide for general purpose sanding. Alumina Zirconia can be used for planing operations and Silicon Carbide is often used when working with particle board.