What Should I know about Using Ceramic Abrasives

Ceramic grains are a novel form of abrasive mineral. It is the most technologically sophisticated nowadays and is frequently employed in significant surface grinding operations such as grinding roughing and exceedingly hard materials.With the popularization of ceramic abrasives, everyone recognized his benefits, and many people also had a series of problems. Today we collected some customer questions and shared the answers with you.


Can I Use Ceramic Abrasives on Wood?

The short answer is yes, but… When you need to remove wood quickly, it is best to use it on wood because it does not form a smooth surface. It is only suitable for roughing and rapid material removal. Many wood customers who use our 7 inch ceramic hook & loop sanding disc with cloth backings and 80 grit sanding discs. When it used on sanding wood, you won’t see ceramics performing at their best.The hardness of the wood is also not enough for the ceramic to renew and re-sharpen its texture. The hardness of the wood itself is not enough for you to take advantage of the brittleness properties of these abrasives to extend their life. You can use corse to medium grit sandpaper or sanding disc,then to high grit sandpaper gradual when sanding wood.


Can I Make Knives with Ceramic Abrasives?

Absolutely! Ceramics have been slowly adopted and used in many industries and are gradually becoming a favorite of knife makers because they can get so many uses from a single ceramic belt because it has a much longer service life than both alumina and zirconia, and can handle exotic metals. Depending on your individual knife making tool setup, we have a variety of options, but our 1″ x 30″ ceramic sanding belt gxk56 and 2″ x 42″ abrasive belts on belt sanding machine are very popular in the knife making community.


What Else Should I Know about Using Ceramics? 


Abrasive ceramics are best used to grind and cut off other softer materials. Its hardness and abrasion resistance are unmatched. This hardness is considered necessary so that the abrasive does not break during the grinding process. The grains renew themselves, creating micro cracks. When you use abrasive, it breaks down into smaller, sharper pieces many times before it eventually blunts. Although ceramic can be used for roughing wood, it performs best on hard metals grinding. They are commonly used for deburing, descaling, peeling, quick cutting, intermediate cutting, strong material removal, grinding and ball milling. People usually use ceramic sandpaper for car paint.


Why Ceramic Abrasives are Cost-effective?


Ceramics typically cost at least 50% more than most other abrasives. However, its performance will be two to four times that of alumina or zirconia abrasives. When you decide which abrasive is right, it’s important to separate the price from the cost. The price of ceramic abrasives may be higher, but the total cost of work will be greatly reduced. Another factor to consider is the long life of ceramic abrasives, they typically last up to 6 times longer than alternatives, which means you hardly need to buy substitutes very often.

Still Have Question?


If you still have question, feel free to contact with us. Shanghai Binic (BSP)Abrasives Co., Ltd. is a professional manufacturer of polishing sanding paper processing. After years of technological innovation and sharpening, Binic Abrasives has successfully developed and built a coated abrasives production line, realizing the large-scale production of best sanding discs .