The rise of the superabrasives

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 06 September 2018

Automotive manufacturers are demanding better accuracy and longer life from abrasive tools, and this has created an opportunity for a new family of high-performance synthetic abrasives, as Industrial Minerals correspondent Rose Pengelly discovers.

Demand for better performance, efficiency and accuracy in manufacturing is driving continuous improvement in the abrasives industry.

Mineral-based abrasives are used for grinding and smoothing applications, and have been an industrial tool for centuries, with metalworking generally topping the list of key markets.

Conventional mineral abrasives include silicon carbide, aluminium...

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