Q: Is abrasive a material? ¶
A: Yes, and often a mineral, that is used to shape or finish a workpiece through rubbing which leads to part of the workpiece being worn away by friction.
Q: Are abrasives either hard minerals or are synthetic stones? ¶
A: Yes, and some of which may be chemically and physically identical to naturally occurring minerals but which cannot be called minerals as they did not arise naturally.
Q: Is abrasive itself abraded? ¶
Q: Was abrasive tes money by wearing it down when a cheaper? ¶
A: Yes, and less hard abrasive would suffice.
Q: Are abrasives extremely commonplace and are used very extensively in a wide variety of industrial? ¶
A: Yes, and domestic, and technological applications.
Q: Are abrasives shaped for various purposes? ¶
Q: Is abrasive composed of an abrasive material contained within a matrix? ¶
A: Yes, although very fine aluminium oxide abrasive may comprise sintered material.
Q: Are abrasives often sold as dressed stones? ¶
A: Yes, and usually in the form of a rectangular block.
Q: Are abrasives commonly available in a wide variety of shapes? ¶
A: Yes, and often coming as bonded or coated abrasives, including blocks, belts, discs, wheels, sheets, rods and loose grains.
Q: Are abrasives effectively identical to a natural mineral? ¶
A: Yes, and differing only in that the synthetic mineral has been manufactured rather than mined.
Q: Are abrasives most commonly the same minerals as are used for bonded abrasives? ¶
Q: Is abrasive typically shaped into blocks? ¶
A: Yes, and sticks, or wheels.