As we all know, the range of abrasives is very wide. According to the classification of ingredients, abrasives are divided into two types: natural abrasives and artificial abrasives. Natural abrasives such as garnet and emery are found in nature, hence the name “natural” abrasives. Artificial abrasives are scientifically created through different processes, creating all new materials with qualities not found in natural products. Today we will talk about ceramic abrasives by follow aspects:
- How is ceramicabrasive made?
- How hard is ceramic?
- How to use ceramics?
How is Ceramic Abrasive Made?
The process of making ceramic abrasives involves a chemical process that creates a colloidal solution (sol) that contains tiny alumina particles in a liquid medium. Dry mud is just tiny dirt, but when mixed with water it turns into a liquid-like structure that still contains all those tiny dirt. The sol-gel process forms many metal oxides such as silicon, titanium and ceramic alumina. For ceramic alumina, the aluminum oxide is suspended in a sol mixture. When it dries at a controlled temperature, the minerals will separate from the binder. The final step, called sintering, is another heat treatment that causes the alumina powder particles or crystals to shrink and become denser and stronger. During this process, individual crystals combine to form polycrystalline materials with larger grain sizes. Many wood customers who use our 7 inch ceramic hook & loop sanding disc with cloth backings and 80 grit sanding discs.
How Hard is Ceramic?
Ceramic abrasives are among the strongest and sharpest abrasives on the market today. Ceramic is a brittle abrasive, which means that when the product is applied, fine grit cracks, revealing fresh, sharp material. This helps the ceramic abrasive continuously renew the surface, providing consistent cutting and grinding action over a longer period of time. Ceramic high grit sandpaper and other abrasives are strong enough to cut and grind most metal surfaces, such as carbon steel, aerospace alloys, titanium alloys, aluminum, ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It will outperform most other abrasives when you use it on superalloys and stainless steels. Due to its extremely high toughness and self-sharpening ability, ceramics do not dull quickly. This level of toughness will enable ceramic abrasives to provide excellent grinding and finishing performance on a wide variety of hard metals.Binic manufacture best sanding discs .
How to Use Ceramics?
Ceramic abrasives have become a favorite among different careers like
- knife makers
- automotive bodyworkers
- metal fabricators
It is commonly used in different applications like aerospace as well as sandblasting, cleaning, polishing, surface preparation and abrasive jet cutting, among others. Actually, there are a various type of ceramic alumina abrasives to choose from, depending on the task at hand and your preferred tool. Ceramics are available in products like the 2” Quick Change Ceramic Sanding Disc for those hard-to-reach corners and even machines 8″ x 25 yard ceramic floor sanding rollers.
As ceramics become more common in the market, it’s easy to find something like a 6″ x 48″ ceramic sanding belt, which has become our best-selling ceramic as more customers start testing other grains One of the belts. If you still have question, feel free to contact Binic – coated abrasives manufacturers,