As a kind of materials, abrasive grains can be distinguished in a variety of ways. They are classified as either natural abrasives or synthetic abrasives by their manufacturing.
As a kind of materials, abrasive grains can be distinguished in a variety of ways. They are classified as either natural abrasives or synthetic abrasives by their manufacturing; they are classified as either conventional abrasives or super abrasives by their using history. Conventional Abrasive is one of several inexpensive abrasives of varying hardness commonly used in industry to grind, polish, abrade, scour and clean, or used for material removal, sand blasting and shot peening etc.
The category of abrasive grains in iAbrasive.com is Conventional Abrasive concretely, which include aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, zirconia alumina, boron carbide, ceramic aluminum oxide and natural abrasives such as corundum, garnet, emery, flint, pumice, silica and so on. The most important physical properties of abrasive grain are hardness, toughness, grain shape and size, character of fracture, and purity. Each abrasive grain has its property. To choose a proper abrasive grain, please use our “More specifications” function with detailed guide.
For your purchasing, you may consider the abrasive glossary or need some charts (grit size, standards, and so on).
We are talking about conventional abrasives here. If you are interested in natural diamond, industrial diamond or cBN, please click here to the category of Superhard Materials.
If you are looking for walnut shells, glass beads, metal shots or any other materials for blasting or peening, please click here to the category of Blasting Media.