Silicon Carbide, SiC, is a very sharp, very hard abrasive.  It is typically black in color. It is harder than aluminum oxide and is close to the hardness of diamond on the Mohs scale.  These characteristics make it an extremely aggressive media. It is often used in blasting applications where the work piece would be brazed after blasting.

Silicon Carbide Typical Uses

  • Blasting Prior to Brazing
  • Cleaning or Etching Very Hard Sub Surfaces
  • Wire sawing
  • Grinding or Lapping
  • Blast Processes (Metal Removal from the Work Piece is of concern)

Silicon Carbide Characteristics

  • Angular, Sharp
  • Hardness, approximately 9.5 on the Mohs scale
  • Bulk Density of approximately 95 pounds per cubic foot
  • Very aggressive
  • Very friable

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