Type 1 Abrasive Wheels

August 13, 2012

A line of Type 1 non-woven cotton fiber abrasive wheels that are effective for mechanically removing braze and residual oxides from large assemblies are available from Rex-Cut Abrasives.

Rex-Cut Type 1 Abrasive Wheels feature multiple layers of nonwoven cotton fiber with aluminum oxide or silicon carbide abrasives that are laminated, pressed, and bonded together into a dense wheel. Constantly revealing fresh abrasives as they work, these abrasive wheels run cool and are effective for mechanically removing braze, flux, and residual oxides from automobile roof joints and other large assemblies while leaving a paintable finish.

Preventing loading and the buildup of heat, Rex-Cut Type 1 Abrasive Wheels are suitable for use in EOAT (end-of-arm-tooling) in robotic applications and come in several sizes from 3" to 12" OD. Providing greater density than a unitized wheel, non-woven cotton fiber abrasive wheels will outlast unitized by a factor of 10 times, claims the firm.

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.

  • aluminum oxide

    aluminum oxide

    Aluminum oxide, also known as corundum, is used in grinding wheels. The chemical formula is Al2O3. Aluminum oxide is the base for ceramics, which are used in cutting tools for high-speed machining with light chip removal. Aluminum oxide is widely used as coating material applied to carbide substrates by chemical vapor deposition. Coated carbide inserts with Al2O3 layers withstand high cutting speeds, as well as abrasive and crater wear.

  • outer diameter ( OD)

    outer diameter ( OD)

    Dimension that defines the exterior diameter of a cylindrical or round part. See ID, inner diameter.