Grinding, Lapping and Polishing - Your Exact Needs

There are various methods used for bulk stock removal:

Which is best for you depends on the material, required precision and time allowed for this step.

LAPPING produces tight tolerance parts with controlled surface finish. Either by single sided lapping machines or double sided planetary lapping machines, the choice depends on the size of the part, material, and required tolerances.

There are half a dozen abrasives, but only one is best for your product. The grain size of the abrasive will determine stock removal rate and surface finish. Abrasive choices may include:

POLISHING may be accomplished by numerous different processes. Your best option depends on numerous factors including:

In polishing, all of the above are important, but what about the equipment? Do you already have equipment and want to use it in the best way possible, or do you need to know which equipment to use?

All the different possibilities, choices and decisions involved in setting up grinding, lapping and polishing operations can be resolved by a highly experienced lapping and polishing consultant.

Contact G. Indars with 40 years of experience.

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Updated: 10 December 2013