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Abrasives for your specialty jobs

Abrasives for your specialty jobs

Posted by Joe Hernandez on 6th Jan 2020

CNC Cutting Tools - Abrasive

Hello Readers, Today we are going to discuss about Abrasives. Abrasive is the material used for shaping or finishing a work piece through rubbing.

The material which is used for rubbing, grinding, and polishing material is called as abrasives. Moreover, abrasive is widely used in industrial, domestic, and technological applications.

Some common uses for abrasives are grinding, polishing, buffing, honing, cutting, drilling, sharpening, lapping, and sanding. Now with this, you can also think that files are also abrasives, but let me clear your this doubt that files are not abrasives.

You can also describe abrasive as a hard material. Moreover, some abrasive are hard enough to cut hardened materials. Abrasive has essential characteristics of hardness and brittleness.

In this article, apart from this, we will also discuss the types of abrasives, the application of abrasives, and some essential abrasives.

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Types of Abrasive Material

Abrasive is of below two types:

  1. Natural
  2. Synthetic or Artificial

Natural abrasive occur as mineral or rock in the crust of the earth. Moreover, natural abrasive is not effective because many impurities are present in it.

Examples of natural abrasive are:

  • Calcite
  • Emery
  • Diamond dust
  • Novaculite
  • Pumice
  • Iron(III) oxide
  • Sand
  • Corundum
  • Garnet
  • Sandstone
  • Tripoli
  • Powdered feldspar
  • Staurolite

Synthetic/Artificial minerals are manufactured rather than mined. Moreover, these abrasive posses very high hardness.

Examples of Artificial/Synthetic Abrasive are:

  • Borazo
  • Ceramic
  • Ceramic aluminium oxide
  • Corundum
  • Ceramic iron oxide
  • Dry ice
  • Glass powder
  • Steel abrasive
  • Silicon carbide
  • Zirconia alumina
  • Boron carbide
  • Slags

Application of Abrasive

  • Used in the engineering field.
  • Used for polishing of metal, wood, leather, and stone.
  • It helps grind metal, wood, leather, and stone.
  • Used for furnishing surface of metal, wood, leather, and stone.
  • Used as a part of cutting, drilling, and boring tools.

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Some Important Abrasives

Most of the abrasive used in industries are artificial. But the diamond is the one which is from a natural group and still uses as an abrasive.

Some of these essential abrasive are discussed below:

1. Diamond

Diamond is a natural abrasive and also the purest form of carbon. It has a high hardness. Moreover, the diamond is perfectly colorless.

Diamond has a very long life as compared to other materials. Moreover, it is only destroyed by the impacts. Diamonds are used as core drilling stones in wire-drawing dies, gear grind stone, rock, and metal cutter.

2. Carborundum

Carborundum is a synthetic abrasive. Moreover, it is the hardest abrasive after the diamond. Carborundum is a silicon carbide which is made up by fusing a mixture of high purity sand, coke, and sawdust.

Carborundum is useful for making grinding wheels, abrasive papers, abrasives cloth, and tool sharpening blocks.

3. Boron Carbide

Boron Carbide is made up by heating boric oxide and coke together at 2600 degree temperature. Moreover, it has almost the same hardness as Carborundum. It is mainly used in powdered form.

4. Corundum

Corundum belongs to the natural group. Additionally, corundum is gems of high value and perfect flawless crystals.

Corundum can also manufacture artificially. Some examples of corundum are sapphire and ruby.

5. Quartz

Quartz is the most common natural mineral. Moreover, when quartz is in pure form, it is silicon dioxide. Quartz is useful in many fields.

6. Garnet

Garnet is a group name for minerals of silicates of magnesium, aluminum, calcium, and chromium. Moreover, powdered garnet is useful for making coated papers, cloth, and discs.

Garnet coated paper and cloth are extensively used in wood, plastic, leather, rubber, and metal industries.

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