Chips

Ceramic- or plastic-bonded articles which are available in various sizes and shapes (Figure 1) and are used for slide grinding.

The

metal removal, finish and surface roughness depend on the composition

and size of the chip, while the mechanical factors determine the

specific grinding pressure on the workpiece. The chips vary in terms of

their specific weight, hardness and structural characteristics.

Depending on their physical properties, they are used for grinding,

smoothing or polishing. Large chips (20 - 35mm) remove a large amount of

material and are therefore used for rough treatments such as to remove

rust or destale. Chips in the size of 10 - 20mm are used for deburring,

fine grinding and smoothing, while a very small grain (3 - 10mm) is

required for proper polishing.

  • Fig. 1: Chips for slide grinding (Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH, Untermerzbach)
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