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Materials Science Overview
Polishing Compounds
Grinders/Polishers

polishing cloth discs

Polishing Cloths
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polishing cloth discs

Polishing Cloths

A selection of premium polishing cloths for coarse and fine polishing of hard, soft and composite materials. Most cloths are available with plain or PSA backing for easy mounting on the polishing discs. The plain polishing cloths need to be clamped on the polishing discs with a clamping ring. To facilitate this the plain discs are aproximately 2" larger than the polishing discs so the cloth folds over the edge of the disc for clamping. 8" plain polishing cloths are 10" diameter and 10" plain polishing cloths are 12" diameter. The polishing cloths can be used with diamond compound, diamond spray or alumina suspension.

Hard Cloths
  • Low resilience, (e.g. Woven Nylon)
  • Used for rough and intermediate polishing

Soft Cloths
  • High resilience
  • Low nap (e.g. Rayon pile)
  • Used for final polishing

Alpha-A Polishing Cloth micrograph50xAlpha-A Polishing Cloth10x

Alpha-A Polishing Cloth, Plain and Adhesive Back
Popular final polish, low nap cloth used with diamond or alumina for most materials.
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-16 Alpha-A Polishing Cloth, 8" Plain (Actual size 10") pkg/10 $54.00
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816-17 Alpha-A Polishing Cloth, 8" PSA pkg/10 61.65
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816-18 Alpha-A Polishing Cloth, 10" Plain (Actual size 12") pkg/10 61.80
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816-19 Alpha-A Polishing Cloth, 10" PSA pkg/10 73.50
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Alpha-B Polishing Cloth micrograph50xAlpha-B Polishing Cloth10x

Alpha-B Polishing Cloth, Adhesive Back
Low nap mylar backed variation of Alpha-A for final polishing of most materials, not used with alcohol thinners.
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-24 Alpha-B Polishing Cloth, 8" PSA pkg/10 $54.25
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Met-X Polishing Cloth, Adhesive Back
Popular first polish cloth for diamond, high cutting rate with good edge retention.
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-37 Met-X Polishing Cloth, 8" PSA pkg/10 $61.80
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816-38 Met-X Polishing Cloth, 10" PSA pkg/10 93.50
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Nylon Polishing Cloth, Adhesive Back
For polishing most materials with diamond or alumina while maintaining flatness.
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-63 Nylon Polishing Cloth, 8" PSA pkg/10 $58.50
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Selvyt Polishing Cloth, Plain Back
Cotton medium nap used for first and final polishing of metals and ceramics with alumina.
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-72 Selvyt Polishing Cloth, Plain, 8" Plain (Actual size 10") pkg/10 $105.00
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Cotton (high grade) Polishing Cloth, Plain Back
Natural, low nap first polish cotton cloth used on soft materials with diamond, alumina and oxides.
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-92 Cotton (high grade) Cloth, 8" Plain (Actual size 10") pkg/10 $80.00
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Rayon Velvet Polishing Cloth micrograph50xRayon Velvet Polishing Cloth10x

Rayon Velvet Polishing Cloth, Plain Back
Synthetic rayon velvet for polishing and final polishing soft materials such as gold, lead and tin with alumina.
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
816-109 Rayon Velvet Polishing Cloth, 8" Plain (Actual size 10") pkg/10 $101.10
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Lapping Films/Disks/Belts/Sheets
References:
Shaapur F, Rimer F, 1997. An improved tool for wedge-polishing of materials for TEM, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 480, 181 - 185.
UltraMetrix: New Product, 1995. Precision Angle Lapper (PAL), Materials Microscopy (magazine), issue SR-95, Summer.
Sidorov MV, Smith DJ, 1996. Cross-Sectional Transmission Electron Microscopy of Si-Based Nanostructures, Mat Res Soc.

 



3m adhesive remover

3M™ Adhesive Remover

Powerful replacement for mineral spirits, solvents and other unfriendly cleaners. Ideally suited for removing used grinding/lapping/polishing discs with PSA backing from their support discs. New food-grade citrus based 3M™ adhesive remover is also very effective in removing overspray of any aerosol adhesives, grease, oil, grime, tape residue, tar, wax, etc. A solvent-free formulation that provides wipe-away convenience with no filmy residue.

Active ingredient is listed as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) for food contact applications under FDA21 CFR 182.20.

Flammable propellent.

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80924 3M™ Adhesive Remover, 6.25 oz. cans case/6 $63.00
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80924-1 3M™ Adhesive Remover, 18.5 oz. can each 41.00
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80924-10 3M™ Adhesive Remover, 18.5 oz. cans case/6 151.20
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