Industrial Abrasives

Industrial abrasives are materials used to smoothen and polish objects in industrial production processes. From grinding materials down to desired sizes to smoothing out rough patches in metal and concrete, there are very few things they can't do. They come in many different shapes and sizes and have a variety of applications depending on their hardness, strength and shape. They may be small, but they can make a real difference in whatever job they’re used for. So you know what to look for when buying and using these tiny helpers, here’s a bit more information about industrial abrasives.

What Are Industrial Abrasives Used For?

Abrasive products come in a wide range of shapes and sizes depending on the needs of your project. Industrial abrasive products are used in cloth belt sanding for long-lasting finishes on wood surfaces and paint removal. Fiber discs smooth out rough textures in plastics like ABS or polystyrene, and quick-change discs let you switch from one type of surface to another mid-sanding with no downtime. Achieve the finest finishes possible on base materials like marble or granite with small grits that maintain a consistent finish across many surfaces. Heavy-duty solutions can be used for metal work with large grits that provide rapid material removal rates necessary for cutting through tough metals fast.

The four standard categories for abrasives are natural, synthetic, bonded and coated. While synthetic abrasives are man-made, natural abrasives come from the earth. Natural abrasives were once superior in quality and dependability, but advancements in science have made some excellent synthetic abrasives.

Abrasives for metalworking are either coated or bonded. Coated abrasives cover a foundation with the sanding material, whereas bonded abrasives fuse the sanding product to its base.

What Are the Benefits of Industrial Abrasive Products?

We stock industrial abrasive products from various manufacturers in different sizes and types that work with materials and applications such as metal or woodworking projects. Industrial abrasive products provide a wide range of applications because they have the power to cut through various materials. Some abrasive products include cloth belts, abrasive belts, fiber discs, quick change discs and flap wheels. Industrial abrasive products provide the finest consistent finishes using high cutting power for uniform finishing. Uniform finishes are due to their fine grits, which range from P40 up to P1200 on an American scale.

What Are Some Applications of Industrial Abrasive Products?

Industrial abrasives are for stripping paint, cutting and polishing metal or plastic and removing rust from metals and other surfaces. Industrial products come in the following forms:

Cloth Belts

Cloth belts are for surface preparation jobs such as removing paint from steel or cast-iron surfaces before repainting or applying a coat of primer. Since they contain no grits, they make an excellent choice when working on delicate surfaces like wood or composite materials where any scratches could appear on the finished surface.

Abrasive Belts

Abrasive Belts provide a continuous flow of material released by centrifugal force, which means that it doesn't need regular feeding like some belts. This makes it perfect for large jobs or tasks that need constant access to new abrasive material because there will always be new material available at your fingertips.

Fiber Discs

Fiber discs come with either a paper backing or none, granting more flexibility depending on its use. If you want to get into those hard-to-reach corners, this product will work well for you. We even stock discs that feature adhesive edges, so all you have to do is peel and stick onto whatever needs cleaning up.

Strobels Supply stock abrasives such as:

  • Abrasive discs
  • Abrasive wheels
  • Abrasive rolls
  • Abrasive dressing tools
  • Abrasive wire wheels
  • Abrasive stones
  • Abrasives for metal fabrication
  • Rubberized abrasives

If you’re in need of top-quality abrasive for your next project, look no further than Strobels Supply. Shop our selection of abrasives for unmatched options for any budget.

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