CIEN: What’s new in abrasives

Industrial abrasive technologies from Rexcut and Meller Optics.

June 19, 2013   by PLANT STAFF

Take a look at these abrasives from CIEN, PLANT’s technology section.

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Wheels deburr stainless steel parts
Rexcut Smooth touch Rex-Cut Abrasive’s Smooth Touch type 1 wheels for robotic deburring and finishing precision stainless steel parts are made from cotton fibre impregnated with abrasives and a proprietary bond. Together they create a dense, yet flexible wheel that constantly reveals fresh abrasives as it works. Comparable to conventional 5-9 density unitized wheels, they operate at speeds up to 30,000 rpm depending on diameter and thickness, and last up to five times longer. They’re available in coarse, medium, and fine grits in 2, 3, 4, and 6-in. diameters.
Rex-Cut is a manufacturer of cotton fibre abrasive grinding and finishing products based in Fall River, Mich.
Powders ease optics grinding
Microlux alumina powers Microlux Alumina Powders from Meller Optics come in two grades and seven particle sizes from 0.05 to 3.0 µm for surface finishes to 10-5 scratch-dig on a variety of hard and soft optical substrates. Ready to mix with de-ionized water, the alumina abrasives are an alternative to diamond abrasives for optics grinding, lapping, and polishing applications. For aggressive grinding and lapping, Meller Alumina Powders are offered in a Microlux-R version. Large agglomerated particles that break down under pressure for final polishing are 99.98% pure.
For fine grinding and uniform polishing, Microlux-RZ powders are 99.99% pure and deagglomerated with controlled particle sizes.
Meller Optics Inc. is a developer of optics finishing processes based in Providence, RI.

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