Abrasive Products offers several different types of cut wire abrasives. Cut wire abrasive is made by taking wire of a specific diameter and cutting it into lengths, most always, the same dimension as the diameter. Cut wire is categorized by the metal make-up of the wire, the size, and also the shape or form. Stainless Cut Wire and Carbon Cut Cut Wire, in conditioned form, are commonly used in shot peening operations.
Abrasive Products represents Abrasive Materials and their line of cut wire products. Abrasive Materials produces cut wire abrasives, occasionally referred to as cut wire shot, in Hillsdale, MI.
Zinc Cut Wire and Aluminum Cut Wire are only sold in as cut form. They are much softer than carbon cut wire and stainless cut wire. Therefore, they round off, or condition very quickly, while cycling through the blast system.
Cut wire abrasives are more commonly used in wheel blasting applications, however, they can be used in air blast as well. The air blast system must be capable of conveying metallic abrasive. The bulk densities of cut wire abrasives range from around 280 to 300 pounds per cubic foot. Of course, aluminum cut wire would weigh less and can vary depending on the specific alloy.
Abrasive Products can help you determine if a cut wire abrasive may be the best solution to your blasting application. We are happy to develop a process for you in our in-house process development lab.
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