Type of machine tools

Abrasive tools

Abrasive tools: essential tools for cutting, sanding and shaping in various fields such as metallurgy and general industry.

What Are Abrasive Tools

Abrasive tools represent a basic category of tools used to process materials through abrasion. Characterized by the use of extremely hard, granular materials, such as corundum, silicon carbide or diamond, these tools remove small amounts of material from the surface of an object to cut, grind, polish or shape. Their use is crucial in a variety of industrial and craft applications, making them indispensable tools in areas such as metalworking, carpentry, jewelry making and beyond.

Types Of Abrasive Tools

There is a wide range of abrasive tools, each designed for specific needs and applications. Some of the most common include:

  • Abrasive Wheels: Used for cutting, deburring and finishing metals and other materials.
  • Glazed Paper and Abrasive Frames: Employed to sand and finish wood, metal and plastic surfaces.
  • Abrasive Discs and Wheels: Used in angle grinders to cut or grind hard materials.
  • Abrasive Milling Machines: For detail machining in metallurgy and engineering.
  • Diamond Tools: They offer high cutting capacity and strength, ideal for very hard materials such as glass or reinforced concrete.

Industrial Applications

Abrasive tools find use in a wide range of industrial applications because of their versatility and efficiency. Major applications include:

  • Metalworking: For material removal, surface finishing and metal cutting.
  • Carpentry and Joinery: Used to sand and finish wood surfaces, ensuring a smooth and professional appearance.
  • Jewelry Manufacturing: Needed to shape, polish and finish precious metals and gems.
  • Automotive Industry: Employed in auto parts finishing and auto body repair.
  • Construction Industry: Used to cut and shape construction materials such as tiles, cement and bricks.

Abrasive tools are thus essential tools for multiple industries, offering efficient and precise solutions for processing a wide range of materials.

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