Coniex offers you ceramic abrasives of the highest quality, able to perfectly meet the needs of our customers.
Ceramic abrasive manufacturing
Ceramic abrasives are made of natural ceramics mixed or not with powdered abrasives such as corundum – quartz and silicon carbide.
Once the mixture is prepared, it is passed through an extruder machine forming a kind of “churro” with a diameter equal to the size we are going to manufacture and it is automatically cut into the desired geometric shape.
Heat treatment of abrasives
Once the geometric shape is formed, they are put into boxes and placed in an oven for forty-eight hours at a high temperature. Once this time has elapsed without taking them out of the oven, they are left to cool for another forty-eight hours.
This heat treatment applied to the production process guarantees a perfect baking, acquiring an ideal quality of cut and consumption, avoiding breakages in the future vibration process.
Types of ceramic abrasives and main characteristics
Ceramic abrasives can be used with all types of materials and can be used in any vibratory machine or rotary tumbler.
There are a large number of sizes and geometric shapes such as cylinders, triangles, spheres, ellipticals, etc. in order to meet all the required demands.
They usually have a This color can sometimes interfere with the vibrator discharge since many metals have a color very similar to that of the abrasive; to avoid this problem and upon request, they can be manufactured in colors such as brown or pink.
Ceramic abrasives have a high density and in some cases this is an advantage over other types of abrasives.
Abrasiveness with ceramics
Depending on the amount of abrasive mixed with the ceramic, different abrasivities are obtained, such as very low abrasiveness (for processing plastic materials), medium abrasiveness (for medium roughing processes) or high abrasiveness (for high roughing processes).
In addition to these In this application theceramic has a considerable weight and the chemical accelerator weakens the burr ridges and when passing the ceramic they are eliminated more quickly.
Another type of product is non-vitrified porcelain which is used for polishing processes.