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What is an Abrasive?

An abrasive is a material, often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish a work piece through rubbing which leads to part of the work piece being worn away. While finishing a material often means polishing it to gain a smooth, reflective surface, it can also involve roughening as in satin, matte or beaded finishes. Each individual grain removes material (gauges) on the surface it contacts. The cutting power of an abrasive grain is dependent on the shape, hardness, toughness and grain orientation.


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Whether you're restoring, modifying, repairing or building, in order to achieve a finished result that meets your expectations and desired specifications, you need abrasives that were designed for the shape and material you are working on. Settling for an inferior abrasive or one not made for your application can cost you time in rework and new material needed.

That's why it's so important to know how to choose the right coated abrasive from the start.

 Choose the right Abrasive

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Wurth USA | Abrasives Application Guide

Wurth USA | Abrasives Application Guide

This application guide covers our Würth Abrasives line in detail on the core differences, applications, different grinding wheels, mandrels & pads, and much more! If you have any questions ask your Wurth rep for more info or get in contact with us:

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