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   Abrasive Jet Cutting       Abrasive water jets cut sheet materials or to remove materials from a surface by generating a focused stream of fluid mixed with abrasive particles. Garnet grain is widely applied as the abrasive media in abrasive water jet cutting. Air abrasive jet cutters are employed in cutting softer materials or micro-cutting applications. Precision air abrasive blasters or micro-jets produce extremely fine and precise streams. They are used for drilling, detailing, and precision cutting of printed circuit boards and other high quality components. The abrasive grains most commonly used in air systems are aluminum oxide or silicon carbide. 
   Blasting       Abrasives and media for abrasive blast machines and sandblasters. Abrasive blast machines and sandblasters clean and prepare surfaces by directing a stream of abrasive particles against a part or a surface. Blast wheels, pressurized water or compressed air drive the abrasive or blasting media. Blasting is used for finishing, surface texturing, roughening, frosting / etching, degreasing, deburring, deflashing, descaling, stripping of coatings, and surface preparation of products made of metal, wood, plastic, glass or other materials.  Aluminum oxide, coal slag, glass, plastic media, corncob, and nutshell are commonly used in blasting applications.  
   Blending & Intermediate Cutting       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. 
   Burnishing       Media is designed or suitable for burnishing applications. Burnishing polishes and cleans parts without the use of abrasive compounds. 
   Cleaning / Surface Prep       Cleaning and surface preparation products are finishing media that are formulated for cleaning, degreasing, de-oiling, descaling, texturing, roughening, discoloration removal, and other surface preparation applications. 
   Deburring / Deflashing       Abrasive products designed or suitable for removing burrs, sharp corners, part lines, and flash (deflashing). 
   Descaling / Stripping       Abrasive grit or media designed or suitable for decsaling or coating stripping applications.  http://205.153.241.230/P2_Opportunity_Handbook/section5.html 
   Fast Cutting / Aggressive       Coarse grit abrasive products are typically designed for heavy cutting or material removal applications. 
   Grinding / Ball Milling       Media designed for ball milling or grinding down of bulk, powder, or granular materials into finer powder forms. Typically ceramic bead, hard metal shot, carbide balls, or other ball-shaped media are used. The hardness of the powder or bulk material being ground will determine the selection of the media's material.  Ball milling processes can disperse or mix pigments or fillers into resins, paints, coatings, plastics, rubber or adhesives.  Media grinding or ball milling is also used to mechanically alloy metal powders, allowing the creation of alloys that cannot be formed through fusion processes. 
   Peening       Peening shot and beads consists of small metal balls or glass beads. Peening shot is used impart compressive stresses into the surface of part as well as deburr sharp edges without removing material. Induced compressive stress improves fatigue strength. 
   Polishing       Finer abrasive grains designed or suitable for precision surfacing applications such as polishing, honing, lapping, color buffing, brightening, or other high surface, smoothness finishing applications. The fine abrasive grit is incorporated in finishing compounds, coated abrasive lapping films, superfinishing bonded abrasive products, and/or polishing compounds. Polishing compounds, pastes or creams contain very fine abrasives as well as waxes or oils. Polishing compounds produce highly lustrous, bright, and buffed surfaces. Specialized non-abrasive chemical agents are also available for electropolishing or chemical polishing processes.  Color buffing produces a bright lustrous or polished surface. 
   Tumbling / Mass Finishing       Tumbling and mass finishing media is used to deburr, burnish, color, descale, polish, or clean parts and components during finishing processes. Tumbling and mass finishing media involve choosing finishing shapes and media for particular tasks. Finishing shapes include balls, cones, ballcones, wedges, pins, tapers, cylinders, cut wire, diagonals, angle cuts, diamonds, cubes, oval balls, eclipses or balls with flats, crushed grit, pyramids, triangles, and stars or tristars. Finishing media consists of metal, ceramic, plastic, natural, wood, nutshell, corncob, carbonate, mineral, and synthetic materials. 
   Specialty / Other       Specialty, proprietary, patented or other unlisted blasting, finishing, grinding and abrasive application 
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   Waterproof / Wet?       Waterproof abrasive products are designed for or are suitable for wet finishing using a water or water-oil coolant mixture. 
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Type / Shape
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   Abrasive Grit       Abrasive grain or grit consists of smaller, sharp particles of hard materials, minerals, ceramics, carbides or fused oxides. Most abrasive grains or grits have crushed irregular shapes, but a few abrasive grains are available with regular rod or platelet shapes such as precipitated alumina or extruded sol-gel abrasives.  Abrasive grains are typically sized or graded using a series of mesh sieves with specific percentage ranges for each screen depending on grit size. 
   Balls / Beads (Spherical)       Media is a bead, ball, or spherical shape.  
   Cones       Media has a cone shape.  
   Crushed / Irregular       Abrasive grit or media has a crushed or irregular shape.  Aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, nutshell, glass and mineral abrasives or media typically have a crushed shape. 
   Cubes / Rectangular       Media has a peg, cube, or rectangular shape.  
   Cylinders / Cylindrical       Media has a cylinder, flat-ended pin, or other cylindrical shape.  
   Diamonds / Diagonals       Media has a diamond or diagonal shape.  
   Ovals / Ellipses       Media has an oval or ellipse shape.  
   Pyramids / Tetrahedron       Media has a pyramid or tetrahedron shape.  
   Shaped Media       Finishing and shaped media includes coarse regular shapes for mass finishing, tumbling, blasting, and ball grinding applications. Finishing media types or shapes include steel shot, cut wire, triangles, pyramids, cones 
   Stars / Tristars       Media has a star or tristar shape.  
   Triangles       Media has a triangular shape.  
   TriCyl (Cylindrical Wedge)       Tri-cyls, tricyls, or cylindrical wedges are cylinders with opposing angle cuts or cuts. The resulting tricyl media shape has two smaller edges to finish smaller recesses and a larger edge for larger recesses. 
   Wedges       Media in the form of wedges or a wedge shape.  
   Specialty / Other       Specialty, proprietary, patented or unlisted media shape. 
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   Angle Cut?       Cylinder or shaped media is cut at an angle such as 45º angle cut cylinders or 22º angle cut triangles. The "angle cut" shape provides a sharper or narrower edge that can finish an inside corner or recess.  The plastic media made be formed or molded into the shape, not physically "cut". 
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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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Grit Grade / Shot Size
   Grit Grade / Mesh Size:       Grit grade 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. Grain, media or grit sizes are based on ANSI, FEPA, JIS, SAE, mesh, micron 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. Media size is also specified by dimensional characteristics such as length, width, diameter, and thickness. 
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   Grading System (Grit / Shot):       
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   Mesh Graded       Grain or media graded to specific mesh sizes. 
   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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