No-Defect Finishes

Author John L. Barry
June 01, 2005 - 12:00pm

Abrasive selection and automation are keys to successful finishing of artificial implants.

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Related Glossary Terms

  • abrasive


    Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.


Senior Technical Service Engineer

John L. Barry is a senior technical service engineer for 3M Abrasives Systems, St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit