Abrasive FAQs:

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?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Is abrasive typically shaped into blocks?

A: Yes, and sticks, or wheels.