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Recommendations for Specific Materials
Alumina Zirconia used for rough grinding.
Aluminum Oxide is for general purpose grinding and finishing
Silicon Carbide is sometimes used in abrasive machining, coil grinding, roll grinding and wide belt deburring.
CS712, CS412, CS308; CS413 or CS311 if soft aluminum
Silicon Carbide or Aluminum Oxide materials work about equally in most applications, with AO being slightly more popular.
CS311 or CS333
Alumina Zirconia used for rough grinding
Aluminum Oxide or Silicon Carbide is used for intermediate or finishing applications.
CS416 y oc
For most types of cast iron, use Alumina Zirconia for rough grinding
Aluminum Oxide for intermediate grinding and finishing
For Chilled Cast Iron or Grey Iron, which are glass-hard, Silicon Carbide is used
CS811, CS411 x or y
Aluminum Oxide and Alumina Zirconia are most commonly used.
Silicon Carbide is sometimes used for finishing or polishing
CS811, CS411x or y
Silicon Carbide or Aluminum Oxide for intermediate sanding and finish sanding.
Alumina Zirconia for open coat
Silicon Carbide for grinding
PS11, PS29, PS33
Usually Silicon Carbide for any application.
Occasionally Alumina Zirconia is used for flat stock or mirror stock.
Glass is usually ground wet to reduce burning, dust and breakage. Cork is used for wet polishing. Klingspor does not presently offer any cork materials.
Aluminum Oxide is most commonly used.
Alumina Zirconia is used for rough grinding. Silicon Carbide is sometimes used under special circumstances.
Alumina Zirconia is popular with shoe manufacturers. Open coat material is also very common
CS411 x, CS416 y open coat or CS311 yx
Alumina Zirconia for rough grinding and sometimes intermediate grinding
Aluminum Oxide for finish sanding and polishing.
Sometimes, Silicon Carbide is used for polishing due to obtaining a more consistent scratch pattern.
Aluminum Oxide for all.
Alumina Zirconia sometimes used for rough grinding.
Open coat Alumina Zirconia for rough grinding.
Aluminum Oxide and Silicon Carbide are for intermediate and finish sanding.
CS416 y oc CS409
Silicon Carbide usually recommended
Alumina Zirconia is used for rough stripping.
PS36, CS416 y oc
Alumina Zirconia for rough grinding.
Aluminum Oxide or Silicon Carbide is for intermediate and finish sanding.
Silicon Carbide is recommended almost exclusively.
Alumina Zirconia is sometimes used in rougher applications. Usually run wet, especially when dealing with thermoplastics.
Almost always ground with Silicon Carbide. Soft rubber or polyurethane is usually ground wet.
Most other types are usually ground dry.
Alumina Zirconia or Aluminum Oxide.
Silicon Carbide is sometimes used for final finishing because a more consistent scratch pattern is achieved.
Silicon Carbide for intermediate and finish type sanding.
Alumina Zirconia is for rough grinding.
Aluminum Oxide may react chemically with titanium which possesses a high degree of heat sensitivity.
CS409, CS811, CS411 x or y
Use Silicon Carbide for most basic zinc, such as sheets.
On zinc die casting, Alumina Zirconia or Aluminum Oxide are sometimes used.