Plane Grinding Consumables
Available from Struers Incorporated
The grinding process always begins with plane grinding. Plane grinding ensures that the surfaces of all specimens are in the same condition before the preparation continues, and that the surfaces of all specimens in a specimen holder are at exactly the same level.
Relatively coarse abrasives which are firmly bonded to a disc surface give a high, fast material removal. Depending on the hardness of the material to be ground, different abrasives are used:
SiC Foil for the grinding of non-ferrous or soft ferrous metals, for easy use on MD-Gekko
SiC Paper for the grinding of non-ferrous or soft ferrous metals
Al2O3 grinding stones or PG-paper for ferrous materials