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Type / Shape
   Shape       
   Your choices are...         
   Balls / Beads (Spherical)       Media is a bead, ball, or spherical shape.  
   Shot - Cut Wire       Shot can consist of round, cut wire or irregular shapes. Shot usually consists of steel, stainless steel, or other metals. 
   Shot - Cast       Shot can consist of cast round shapes. Cast shot usually consists of steel, stainless steel, cast iron, or other metals. A range of sizes or diameters may occur during the atomization or droplet formation process. Cast shot may not be perfectly round unless conditioned - SAE specification allow up to 5% of the shot to be elongated, 10% with voids, 10% with shrinkage, and 5% with cracks. 
   Specialty / Other       Specialty, proprietary, patented or unlisted media shape. 
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   Conditioned / Rounded?       The shot or media are pre-conditioned or rounded to radius or round off any sharp edges or corners that would otherwise scratch or mar the parts. Cut wire shot is normally conditioned before use as peening media. 
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   Bulk Density:       Bulk density is the mass per unit area for a material taking into account internal porosity.  The bulk density is dependent on the theoretical density of 100% dense body and the actual level of porosity between abrasive or media particles.  Tap density and loose pack density are two types of bulk density used to understand particle shape, interparticle friction and flowability.  Loose packed density (LPD) or aerated density is the density of the powder or particulate body without any settlement, mechanical agitation, vibration, or tapping. Usually, loose packed density measurements are made by determining the mass of powder in a sample container of known volume. Tap or packed density is the density of the powder or particulate body after settlement from tapping, mechanical agitation, vibration, or light packing (not compaction or consolidation). Often, both loose packed and tap density measurements are made to determine the Hausner ratio, which is calculated by dividing the loose-packed density by the tap density. Carr index is also related to loose packed and tap densities. The Carr index and Hausner ratio provide an indication of flowability. 
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Media Size
   Media Dimension A / Diameter:       Media size specified by dimension A or diameter. 
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   Media Dimension B:       Media size specified by dimension B. 
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Size / Grading
   Grade / Shot 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 System (Grit / Shot):       
   Your choices are...         
   JIS       Japanese grit size standards for abrasive grains. 
   Mesh Graded       Grain or media graded to specific mesh sizes. Mesh size is determined by the number of wires per unit length. A higher mesh number indicates a smaller opening or fine particle. ASTM E-11 Standard (American Society for Testing Materials).  This is the standard most widely used in North America. The opening is defined by a number (number 635 (20 µm) to number 3-1/2 (5.6 mm)) or is defined in inches (1/4 in. (6.3 mm) to 5 in. (125 mm)). ISO 3310-1 Standard (International Standards Organization).  This is the standard used in Canada in the field of construction materials. The opening is defined in micrometers (20 µm to 37,500 µm). 
   Micron Graded       Very fine abrasive grain graded to micron size ranges usually based an average particle size. 
   SAE       Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standard for grit, grain, bead and shot. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted, proprietary, or specialized grading or grit system. 
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Material / Composition
           
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   Cast Iron       Abrasive grain or finishing media consisting of cast iron. 
   Ceramic       Ceramic and inorganic abrasives and media include aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, zirconia, silicate, fused silica, boron carbide, synthetic diamond, CBN, tin oxide, tungsten carbide, and cerium oxide.  The ceramic abrasives are dense abrasives with outstanding grinding and finishing performance on a variety of workpiece materials. Hardness of ceramic and inorganic abrasives and media varies with specific composition. Diamond, boron carbide, and CBN are among the hardest materials and are used to grind and finish very hard ceramic and alloys.  
   Glass       Abrasive grain or finishing media consisting of glass. Glass is a fused silica-based material solidified into an amorphous state. Glass fractures into shapes produce very sharp edges; however, the edges may not be as hard or durable compared to crystalline minerals or synthetic aluminum or silicon abrasives. 
   Metal       Metal abrasives and media includes metal shots or balls, cut wire, crushed metal grit, or shaped media for blasting, ball burnishing, peening, mass finishing (vibratory or tumbling), deburring, bonded wheels, coated abrasives, or other applications. Steel, stainless steel, cast iron, aluminum and zinc are commonly used alloys. 
   Porcelain       Porcelain materials are used for both useful industrial and ornamental applications. Traditional porcelain is made from a mixture of feldspar, clay (koalin), and flint. Porcelains can be aluminum silicate, magnesium silicate, or aluminum magnesium silicate-based - depending on the raw materials or minerals selected. 
   Stainless Steel       Stainless steel media is often in the form of stainless steel shot, stainless steel peening balls, or cut stainless steel wire. Crush stainless steel alloy grit is a less common form. 
   Steel       Steel media is often in the form of steel shot, steel peening balls, or cut steel wire. Crush steel alloy grit is a less common form. 
   Zinc       Abrasive grain or finishing media consisting of zinc shot, cut zinc wire, or cast zinc shot. 
   Specialty / Other       Other specialty, proprietary or patented abrasive grain, grit or abrasive material. 
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