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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. Fused aluminum oxide is also produced synthetically by chemically purifying 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. Other techniques to make industrial abrasive start with treating bauxite ore with a sol gel process to create alumina that is sintered to produce with an extremely fine crystalline structure typical of the sol gel or Seeded Gel products available by Saint Gobain Abrasives. 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 TiO2 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. 
   Ceramic       Ceramic abrasives typically consist of aluminum oxide with or without additional modifiers produced 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. 
   Silicon Carbide       Silicon carbide is a synthetic abrasive first developed in the late 1800s.  SiC is harder than aluminum oxide, but more friable than fused aluminum oxide grains. Silicon carbide is typically applied to nonferrous applications (brass, aluminum, 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. The 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. 
   Zirconia (e.g., Norzon®)       Alumina-zirconia abrasive grain consists of a fused alloy of aluminum oxide and zirconium oxide.  NorZon® is widely used variation proprietary to Norton Company, which consisting of a fused and quenched eutectic mixture of aluminum oxide and zirconium oxide.  The resulting fine structure and higher hardness contributes to improved grinding performance on stainless steel, titanium and other exotic metals. 
   Superabrasive - Diamond       Synthetic diamond is produced synthetically 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 
   Superabrasive - CBN       Cubic boron nitride (CBN) is superabrasive grain with hardness second to diamond and a cubic crystal structure.  CBN provide super grinding performance on carbon and alloy steel.  Diamond is not useful in grinding steel or ferrous alloys because carbon or diamond readily dissolves or reacts with iron.  CBN is produced synthetically in a high temperature, high pressure process anvil press a process similar to synthetic diamond production. 
   Tungsten Carbide       Crushed tungsten carbide grit is utilized in metal bonded products for abrasion of tough materials such as composites, fiberglass, reinforced plastics, rubber and other specialized materials. 
   Metal Clad / Armored?       Abrasive grain with a metal layer or coating.  Certain superabrasive products utilize metal clad grain to dissipate heat or enhance bonding. 
   Other       Other specialty, proprietary or patented abrasive grain, grit or abrasive material. 
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Abrasive Grain Size
   Grit Size (Numeric):       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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   ANSI - Bonded       American or U.S. grading or grit size standards for abrasive grains used in bonded abrasives or grinding wheels. 
   FEPA - F       European grading or grit size standards for abrasive grains used in bonded abrasives or grinding wheels. 
   JIS       Japanese grading or grit size standards for abrasive grains. 
   Micron Graded       Very fine abrasive grain graded to micron size ranges usually based an average particle size. 
   Specialty / Other       Other unlisted, proprietary, or specialized grading or grit system. 
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Performance Specifications
   Rotary Speed:       The maximum rotary speed or speed range recommended by the supplier. 
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   Bore ID / Shank Diameter:       The bore is the inner diameter of the center mount of the abrasive product.  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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   Outer Diameter (OD):       The OD is the outer diameter of the abrasive product. 
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Applications
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   Dry Grinding       Abrasive products designed or suitable for dry grinding applications. 
   Wet Grinding / Waterproof       Waterproof abrasive products designed or suitable for grinding using a water or water-oil coolant mixture. 
   Material Removal / Roughing (Coarse Grits)       Typically coarse grit abrasive products designed for heavy cutting or material removal applications. 
   Blending / Intermediate Cutting (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. 
   Finishing / Deburring (Fine Grits)       Abrasive products designed or suitable for fine grit finishing or deburring applications. 
   Polishing / Honing (Very Fine Grits)       Abrasive products designed or suitable for precision surfacing applications such as polishing, honing or lapping. 
   Cylindrical / Centerless       Grinding between centers of shafts, threaded shafts, large rolls, cams or similar components.   
   Form / Gear Grinding       Form, profile, gear, and other processes where the surface of the grinding wheel is shaped by dressing to create a specific profile. By dressing an inverse profile of the desired component surface on to a grinding wheel, complex sequencing of multiple steps can be avoided. Form grinding is also possible with coated abrasives and nonwoven products using specialized accessories. 
   Internal / Bores       Internal grinding utilizes smaller diameter wheels or abrasive products for grinding or finishing the surface on the inner diameter of a part. 
   Bench / Backstand       Abrasive product designed for use on bench or back stand grinders or sanders with offhand (handheld) presentation of the parts to the abrasive. 
   Portable Grinder / Handheld       Abrasive product designed for use on portable or handheld grinders or sanders such as weld grinding on a large fabrication. 
   Cleaning / Surface Prep       Abrasive products such as non-woven wheels suitable for cleaning, stripping coatings, descaling, deburring or other surface preparation applications. 
   Surface / Creepfeed Grinding       Abrasive products designed or suitable for Blanchard, surface or creepfeed grinding applications. 
   Toolroom / Sharpening       Abrasive products designed or suitable for toolroom or precision grinding applications 
   Specialty / Other       Abrasive products designed or suitable for other specialty, proprietary or patented applications. 
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Bond Type
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   Metal       Metal bond between the abrasive grains and between the grains a metal substrate.  Metal bond systems are used mainly for superabrasive or tungsten carbide grit products. Three metal bond types are sintered, MSL and electroplated metal bond systems. Sintered metal bond systems are used when a thicker layer of superabrasive is required.  Metal single layer (MSL) wheels consists of a specialized braze layer that forms a single layer of superabrasive and bond. The electroplated bond system is used to produce fine grit superabrasive products.  
   Resin / Plastic       Bonded abrasive product with a resin, resinoid or plastic bond system between the abrasive grains. 
   Rubber       Bonded abrasive product with a rubber or elastomer bond system between the abrasive grains. 
   Shellac       Bonded abrasive product with a shellac bond system between the abrasive grains. 
   Silicate / Oxychloride       Bonded abrasive product with a bond system using a silicate, magnesium oxychloride, magnesite or Sorel cement. These low strength bonds keep heat generation to a minimum, but may lack the life and durability of vitrified or resin bonded wheels. The chloride in the oxychloride may provide a grinding aid action. 
   Vitrified       Bonded abrasive product with a vitrified or glass bond system between the abrasive grains. 
   Other       Other specialty, proprietary or patented bond type. 
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