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abradant

Marcel Escudier and Tony Atkins

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

Second edition

Published in print July 2019 | ISBN: 9780198832102
Published online July 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191870866
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The differently sized grits of hard materials such as emery employed for grinding, polishing, etc. The abrasive grade is determined by the grit size (grit number) originally related to the hole sizes in wire sieves. Higher numbers indicate smaller abrasive particles and hence finer finishes and, in the FEPA (Fédération Européenne des Fabricants de Produits Abrasifs) standards, include number 16 (1.0~1.4 mm) designated ‘coarse’; 46 (0.3~0.4 mm), medium; 90 (0.13~0.18 mm), fine; and 600 (0.008~0.010 mm), very fine....

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