Cut wire abrasives are produced by cutting the wire with special machine. Obtained physical properties of abrasive correspond to the chemical composition, hardness and diameter of the wire.
The shape of the cut wire (cylindrical shape with sharp edges) determines that abrasive could be used for cleaning, rust removal, paint removal, grease removal, but as well in the sanding process (in foundries) for removal of the excess material from cast parts. Conditioned (round shape) cut wire is used in shot peening process.
· One of the main characteristics of this abrasive is its long-term use. Cut wire life time is up to 4000 cycles.
· Because of compact microstructure cut wire abrasives do not break into smaller particles, it only become rounded. Therefore, pre-treated surface is not contaminated with abrasive particles (like in case of steel grit)
· does not contain rust on its surface. Therefore, the desired result of rust cleaning can be achieved much faster.
Hardness: 30 – 45 HRC, 610-640 HV
Specific gravity: about 7.4 g/cm³
Total density: 3.9 – 4.9 kg/dm³
Shape: cylindrical, round
Storage conditions: dry and covered
Packing: 25 kg bags, 1 ton per pallet
Cut wire can be made of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, zinc, copper, brass.