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   Abrasive Brush       Industrial abrasive brushes are used for metal deburring; removing rust, paint or coatings; welding or painting surface preparation; thread cleaning; and surface finishing on a variety of materials.  Abrasive brushes have are a surface conditioning or finishing abrasive product consisting of a fine abrasive particles within or on the surface of a brush's polymer bristles or nylon filaments. 
   Block / Pad       Abrasive pads or blocks consist of abrasive grain adhered onto the surface of a cloth, film, paper, non-woven, or other backing usually with a die cut square or rectangular shape. Hand pads may have a round or contoured shape.  Hand pads, blocks, or sticks usually are thicker than an abrasive sheet and often have an integral loop or handle to help the user hold and use the pad. Block brushes consist of a brush core, handle or backing with a series of holes with hold tufts. Tufts are bunches of bristles, filaments or wires (brush fill). The size and spacing of the tufts can be varied depending on the specific application. The space between the tufts provides clearance for the removal of dirt, scale, rust or other debris removed by the tufts. Paint pads are absorbent pads that can be used to create texture patterns, or fill paint or coatings in hard to reach areas. 
   Cartridge Roll / Spiral       Cartridge roll or spiral abrasive products are cone, bullet, or cylinder-shaped wheels made of a coated abrasive strips wrapped around a mandrel and mounted on a pin or mandrel. 
   Cross Pad       Cross pads consist of a series of coated abrasive strips folded into a cross-shape with a central hole for mounting on a mandrel or pin. 
   Drum Sleeve / Bands       Drum sleeves consist of small diameter loops of coated abrasives with a circular cross-sectional shape. Sleeves are mounted on expanding rubber drums. 
   Flap Disc       Flap discs consist of a series of coated abrasive flaps bonded onto the top surface of a disc. Flap discs continue to expose new, sharp abrasive grains as the flaps wear away.  
   Flap Wheel       Flap wheels consist of a series of coated abrasive flaps radiating out from the center of the wheel where the flaps are bonded together. Flap wheels continue to provide new abrasive surfaces as the flaps wear away.  
   Non-woven Wheel       Non-woven wheels are unified or convolute surface conditioning or deburring wheels fabricated from non-woven abrasive products. Non-woven abrasives consist of abrasive grains adhered with resin to the internal fiber surfaces of a non-woven textile backing. Unified wheels are fabricated by wrapping layers of non-woven abrasive product around a mandrel and then densifying the product.  
   Convolute Wheel       Convoluted abrasives are surface conditioning wheels fabricated by wrapping layers of non-woven abrasive product around a mandrel and then densifying the product. 
   Laminated Cotton Wheel       Laminated products consist of fine abrasive particles in a laminated cotton construction. 
   Unified / Unitized Wheel       Unified surface conditioning wheels are fabricated by densifying and bonding together stacked layers of non-woven abrasive sheets. 
   Other       Other specialty, proprietary or patented abrasive or abrasive product. 
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   Non-woven Abrasive?       Nonwoven abrasives consist of abrasive grains adhered with resin to the internal fiber surfaces of a non-woven textile backing. 
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   Interleaved / Combination?       Interleaf flaps consist of interleaved layers of coated abrasives and non-woven abrasive products in a flap wheel configuration. Combination sheets can consist of a coated sheet bonded to a non-woven sheet. Other combinations are possible such as coated abrasive flaps combined with ball peen flaps, abrasive bristles, or other unlisted abrasive products. 
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   Outer Diameter (OD):       The product's outer diameter (OD). 
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   Shank / Bore Diameter:       Bore diameter is the inner diameter (ID) of the product's center mount. The bore is used to mount or hold the abrasive on a spindle or mandrel. The shank diameter is the diameter of the integral shank, pin, shaft, or mandrel on mounted points or wheels. 
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Abrasive Grain Type
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   Aluminum Oxide       Aluminum oxide is the most common industrial mineral in use today. Fused aluminum oxide is produced synthetically by melting bauxite and additive in an arc furnace to form a fused aluminum oxide ingots, which are later crushed and sized. The various types of fused aluminum oxides are distinguished by the levels of chemical impurities remaining in the fused mineral. Titanium and chromium oxides are typical additives. Fused aluminum oxide is available in several variations depending on composition and processing such as white (high purity), brown or regular (titanium oxide modified) and pink (chromium oxide additions). Titanium oxide additions can toughen the abrasive and enable heat treating process, which changes brown aluminum oxide to a blue colored grain as titania precipitates form. Aluminum oxide abrasives are also produced with chemical precursors and precipitation, calcination and/or sintering processes. Calcined or platelet aluminas as used in fine grit or polishing applications.  Sol-gel aluminum oxide is produced in using chemical ceramic technology, but this abrasive has very high performance and is usually referred to as Ceramic abrasive grain to distinguish the grain from lower performing fused aluminum oxide.  Aluminum oxide occurs naturally in the form of the mineral corundum, but the mineral is not used as a commercial abrasive except as a component of emery. 
   Boron Carbide       Boron carbide (B4 C) is a very hard abrasive--second in hardness to CBN and diamond--and very friable. These properties make boron carbide useful in bonded wheel dressings and the loose abrasive finishing of tungsten carbide or other hard alloys. 
   Ceramic       Ceramic abrasives typically consist of aluminum oxide with or without additional modifiers that are produced by using a sol-gel and sintering process. The ceramic processing route results in a hard, dense abrasive with an extremely-fine crystal size and outstanding grinding performance on a variety of workpiece materials. 
   Cork       Soft cork particles can provide a cushioning action and allow the abrasive product to conform and improve surface finish quality. Cork products are commonly used in glass finishing. 
   Emery / Crocus       Emery is a naturally occurring mineral abrasive consisting of aluminum oxide particles in a matrix of iron oxide and other impurities. Crocus is an iron, oxide-based abrasive used for finishing applications. 
   Garnet       Garnet is a natural silicate mineral, consisting of a combination of almandite and pyrope, which is mined from igneous mineral deposits or in concentrated pockets of alluvial deposits of old riverbeds.  Garnet has the general chemical formula of: Fe2O3Al2 (SiO4)3. The iron and aluminum are partially replaceable by calcium, magnesium, and manganese. 
   Silicon Carbide       Silicon carbide (SiC) is a synthetic abrasive that is harder than aluminum oxide, but more friable than fused aluminum oxide grains. Silicon carbide is typically applied to nonferrous applications including brass, aluminum, and titanium. The high solubility of carbon and silicon in iron would result in a reaction of silicon carbide with the iron base alloy and poor grinding performance. Levels and types of impurities distinguish the green and black forms of silicon carbide. They are sharp and easily fractured abrasive grains for abrading other non-metals such as the stone, glass, wood, and leather. SiC, like diamond, is susceptible to oxidation at higher temperatures. 
   Superabrasive - CBN       Cubic boron nitride (CBN) consists of superabrasive grains with hardness second to diamond, and a cubic crystal structure. CBN provides super grinding performance on carbon and alloy steel. CBN is produced synthetically in a high-temperature, high-pressure process anvil press--a process similar to synthetic diamond production. 
   Superabrasive - Diamond       Synthetic diamond is produced in a high-temperature, high-pressure process anvil press. Diamond is superabrasive grain with the highest known hardness and a cubic crystal structure. Diamond is used for grinding nonferrous metals, ceramics, glass, stone, and building materials. Diamond is not useful in grinding steel or ferrous alloys because carbon or diamond readily dissolves or reacts with iron. Diamond pastes are useful in ferrous polishing or lapping applications where heat and reactivity are not a factor. Diamond is susceptible to oxidation at higher temperatures 
   Tungsten Carbide       Crushed tungsten carbide grit is used in metal-bonded products for the abrasion of tough materials such as composites, fiberglass, reinforced plastics, rubber, and other specialized materials. 
   Zirconia (e.g., Norzon®)       Alumina-zirconia abrasive grain consists of a fused alloy of aluminum oxide and zirconium oxide. NorZon® is a widely used variation proprietary to Norton Company. It consists of a fused and quenched eutectic mixture of aluminum oxide and zirconium oxide. The result is a fine structure and higher hardness, which contributes to improved grinding performance on stainless steel, titanium, and other exotic metals. 
   Other       Other specialty, proprietary or patented abrasive grain, grit or abrasive material. 
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   Aggregate?       Aggregates consist of a mixture of abrasive particles that are bond, crushed, or formed into a uniform size. Aggregates provide a longer life with a slightly coarser finish. 
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Grit Size
   Grit Size:       Grit size applies to products using abrasive grains held in a matrix or bonded to a surface such as coated abrasives, MSL superabrasives, vitrified grinding wheels, dressing sticks, honing stones, or grit dressers. Grit sizes are based on ANSI, FEPA, JIS, or proprietary grading system standards. Grading system standards define a grit size through specified upper and lower limits at certain points in the size distribution. 
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   Grading / Grit System       
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   ANSI - CAMI / Coated       ANSI - CAMI coated grading or grit size standards are U.S. standards for abrasive grains used in coated abrasives, grinding belts, or sanding discs. 
   FEPA - P       FEPA is the European grading or grit size standards for abrasive grains used in coated abrasives, grinding belts, or sanding discs. 
   JIS       Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) include grading or grit size standards for abrasive grains. 
   Micron Graded       Micron grading and grit sizes are very fine abrasive grains graded to micron size ranges and usually based an average particle size. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted, proprietary, or specialized grading or grit system. 
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Applications
           
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   Material Removal / Roughing (Coarse Grits / Filaments)       Typically coarse grit abrasive products designed for heavy cutting or material removal applications with coarse surface finish such as 60 grit or coarser specialty abrasives. 
   Blending / Intermediate (Medium Grits)       Abrasive products designed for blending or removing parting lines, seams or other significant surface imperfections. Medium or medium fine grit products are typically used for light cutting or intermediate material removal applications. Medium grit coated abrasive products include 80 to 220 grit specialty abrasives. 
   Finishing / Deburring (Fine Grits / Filaments)       Abrasive products designed or suitable for fine grit finishing or deburring applications.  Fine grit coated abrasive products include 240 to 400 grit specialty abrasives. 
   Polishing / Lapping (Extra Fine Grits / Filaments)       Abrasive products such as lapping film rolls designed or suitable for polishing, lapping, honing or other precision surfacing applications.  Very fine to ultrafine grit coated abrasive products include 600 grit & finer specialty abrasives.  
   Cleaning / Surface Preparation       Cleaning or surface preparation abrasive products, such as non-woven wheels, are suitable for cleaning, stripping coatings, descaling, or other surface preparation applications. 
   Dry Grinding / Sanding       Abrasive products are designed or suitable for dry grinding applications. 
   Stationary Machine Tool / Bench       Stationary machine tools or benches are abrasive products designed for use on fixtured workpieces, on stationary machine tools, bench or back stand grinders, or sanders with offhand (handheld) presentation of the parts to the abrasive. 
   Contour / Edge       Contour or edge abrasive products are designed for or are suitable for profile, contour, molding, or edge sanding applications. The belt or specialty abrasive product must conform to the pattern of the wood molding or metal contour to be finished. 
   Cylindrical / Centerless       Cylindrical grinding is the grinding or finishing between centers of shafts, threaded shafts, large rolls, cams, or similar components. In centerless grinding machine tools, cylindrical workpieces are placed between a grinding wheel and regulating wheels. The latter causes the part to rotate and produce precision cylindrical parts. Parts sit on a work rest rather than on centers for faster and easier insertion and removal of the workpiece. Cylindrical grinding is primarily used in high-production applications. Centerless grinding has various forms that include through-feed and plunge grinding.   
   Internal / Bores       Internal grinding utilizes smaller diameter wheels or abrasive products for grinding or finishing the surface on the inner diameter of a part. 
   Portable Grinder / Sander       Portable grinders and sanders are abrasive products designed for use on portable or handheld grinders and sanders, such as weld grinding on a large fabrication. 
   Wet / Waterproof       Waterproof abrasive products are designed or suitable for grinding using a water or water-oil coolant mixture. 
   Specialty / Other       Abrasive products designed or suitable for other specialty, proprietary or patented applications. 
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   Metalworking       Metalworking abrasive products are designed for metal grinding or finishing applications. 
   Woodworking       Woodworking abrasive products are designed or suitable for woodworking applications. 
   Automotive / Paint       Automotive abrasive products are designed or suitable for applications such as part or weld grinding, and paint sanding. 
   Ceramics / Glass       Ceramics or glass abrasive products are designed or suitable for ceramics and glass grinding or finishing. 
   MRO / Construction       MRO or construction abrasive products are designed or suitable for cutting, grinding or finishing in maintenance and repair operations (MRO), such as the grinding of repair welds. 
   Ophthalmic / Optical       Optical abrasive products are designed or suitable for cutting, grinding, or finishing applications in optical lens or component fabrication, as well as for eyeglass or ophthalmic production. 
   Plastics / Composites       Plastics abrasive products are designed for or are suitable for cutting, grinding, or finishing plastics or composite materials. 
   Specialty / Other       Abrasive products are designed or suitable for cutting, grinding or finishing other unlisted specialty or proprietary materials. 
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   Rotary Speed:       This is the maximum rotary speed or speed range recommended by the supplier. 
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Backing Type
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   Cloth       Cloth consists of a woven fabric made from cotton, polyester, nylon, or other fibers and blends. Cloth backings are available in several different weights (grams/meter or pounds/ream), which are usually designated by a letter weight specific to each manufacturer (e.g., X weight, Y weight). Very heavyweight stitch-bonded cloth is available from some manufacturers for aggressive material removal applications such as abrasive planing. 
   Fibre       Fibre consists of cotton or cellulose fibers vulcanized or chemically bonded into a dense, strong backing. Possessing a strong and durable backing for heavy disc grinding applications, fiber’s main drawback is the material's sensitivity to humidity change, which can result in curling of the product. 
   Film / Plastic       Plastic film backings provide a very uniform backing and are very useful in polishing, lapping, or precision surface finishing applications. Brush filaments are bonded to a plastic base, core, or handle. 
   Foam / Sponge       Foam or sponge abrasive grains are bonded onto a foam layer, sponge, felt, or other soft materials. The soft materials can provide a cushioning action and allow the abrasive product to conform to contours and/or improve surface finish quality. 
   Paper       Paper backings are available in several different weights (grams/meter or pounds/ream), which are usually designated by a letter weight designation such A, B, C, E, F, with A the lightest weight and F the heaviest weight. 
   Metal       Abrasive grains are bonded onto a metal backing or substrate. Brush filaments are bonded to a metal base, core or handle. 
   Screen       Screen consists of an open mesh, woven fabric. The openings allow abraded material to pass through the opening, which prevents loading of the abrasive surface. 
   Wood       Brush filaments are bonded to a wood base, core or handle. 
   Other       Other specialty, proprietary or patented backing types. 
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   Combination Backing?       Backings consist of a combination of materials, such as paper laminated to cloth. 
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Mounting
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   None / Handheld       Handheld products are meant for handheld usage; not specifically designed for mounting in a holder, on a pad, or on a contact wheel. 
   Hook and Loop       The abrasive is attached to a back-up pad or holder using a hook and loop fabric such as Velcro®, a well-known example. The hooks catch onto the loops to hold the product. The fabric with loops is usually attached to the abrasive component and/or back-up pad.  
   Bore / Center Mount       Center mount products have a central hole or bore for mandrel, arbor, spindle, or shaft mounting. 
   Quick Change       The abrasive product or disc is designed for mounting using a quick-change mechanism such as Norton's SpeedLocTM
   Integral Mandrel (Mounted)       The abrasive tool is supplied as mounted onto an integral mandrel, pin, arbor or shaft. 
   PSA / Adhesive       The abrasive product is designed for mounting using an adhesive or pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA). 
   Specialty / Other       Other specialty, proprietary, or patented mounting methods. 
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Features
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   Closed Coat       Bonded abrasives have a dense structure, coated abrasives have a closed coat, and superabrasives have a high concentration.  
   Open Coat       Bonded abrasives have an open structure, coated abrasives have an open coat, and superabrasives have a low concentration. 
   Anti-loading / Lubricated       Lubricated or stearated coated abrasive products provide improved life and resistance to loading on paint, wood, plastic, or composite sanding applications. 
   Anti-static       Anti-static abrasive products consist of or are coated with an additive chemical to reduce or eliminate static charge generation. This is an important feature for certain wood sanding applications. Anti-static brushes are fabricated from materials that are neutral or near neutral on the triboelectric chart. 
   Supersize / Grinding Aid       Supersize grinding aids enhance cutting performance on stainless steel, nickel alloys, and titanium. In coated abrasives belts or discs, the grinding aid is often in the form of a supersize top layer. Organic grinding wheels may incorporate a grinding aid within the wheel. 
   Engineered / Structured       Engineered or structured products have a patterned coating of pyramid or other shapes consisting of abrasive grain and bond. Aggregate products are similar and consist of agglomerates of grain and bond that have been coated onto an abrasive backing, but the distribution of aggregates is not as uniform compared to structured products. 
   Specialty / Other       Other specialty, proprietary or patented features. 
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