As the triangular shaped grain wears, it continuously fractures to form sharp points and edges that result in faster, cooler cutting action. And, because the abrasive itself stays cooler and sharper, it lasts up to four times as long as conventional ceramic grain belts!
Conventional ceramic abrasive grain is irregular and blocky in shape. Instead of a clean, machining action, the grain tends to “plow” through the metal, causing heat to build up in the workpiece and the abrasive – resulting in a slower cut, shorter belt life and undesirable effects, such as burnishing.
Scotch-Brite™ Abrasive Products:
The Scotch-Brite line of surface conditioning products includes a variety of non-woven synthetic fibre webs and moulded wheels impregnated with abrasive minerals.
These products are well-suited for cleaning, blending, deburring, finishing and polishing, and improve surfaces without significantly changing the shape or dimension of the workpiece.
Scotch-Brite abrasives run cool, and resist loading due to their open web construction. This reduces the risk of part discolouration and warping, while extending the life of the wheel..
3M™ Trizact™ Abrasives:
Derived from patented 3M microreplication technology, Trizact abrasives consist of very small, precisely-shaped three dimensional structures distributed uniformly over the substrate.
Unlike conventional abrasives, which are constructed from randomly spaced and irregular-shaped minerals, the uniform configuration of Trizact abrasives helps deliver more consistent finishes with higher cut rates, and cooler grinding and finishing temperatures.
The fast, fine, consistent finishes made possible with Trizact abrasives help reduce reject rates and improve worker productivity. In addition, Trizact abrasive belts can last up to five times longer than conventional belts.
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