New Fine-Grit Abrasives Compatible With All Mold Materials
BORIDE Engineered Abrasives has introduced three new fine grits to its Ceramic Super Stones line, bringing the total to 12 types of grit fineness and over 20 sizes.
BORIDE Engineered Abrasives (Traverse City, Mich.) has extended its Ceramic Super Stones line to include three new fine grits with ratings of 1,500, 2,000 and 3,000. The company advertises these new entires for semi-finishing, final finishing and mirror polishing on molds and dies, saying they result in a smooth polished surface and excellent polishing results.
BORIDE recommends its Ceramic Super Stones for fine detail polishing, further saying they are strong, flexible and non-loading for use on all types of materials and are thin for use in tight ribs and slots. “Our complete line of Ceramic Super Stones is now available in 12 grits ranging from 80 – 3,000 and in over 20 sizes,” says Lesley Murphy, BORIDE’s Marketing and Sales Manager.
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