Designed for off-hand and automated or robotic processes, the Standard Abrasives™ Buff and Blend HS-F Disc is engineered with a lofty web of non-woven nylon that conforms to irregular surfaces. A great choice for contoured pieces such as plumbing fixtures and door hardware, it efficiently cleans, deburrs, and finishes with consistent, smear-free results.
Lofty Disc Well-Suited for Light Deburring and Finishing of Irregular-Shaped Parts
Within the Standard Abrasives™ Buff and Blend line, our Standard Abrasives™ Buff and Blend HS-F Disc offers the best off-hand or automated results for cleaning and light deburring while achieving a final finish or polished piece. The HS-F material is less dense, or "fluffier" than standard HS material, and the added conformability suits robotic programming for finishing operations.
Given its strength and durability, an HS-F disc is a good match for applications on irregular-shaped parts, such as polishing pipe threads or the edges of molded glass containers, and final finishing on non-ferrous die cast molded parts. It removes small, stubborn burrs and cuts sharp to produce a consistent finish. Non-woven construction makes the material responsive to contours and extrusions, so it is unlikely to gouge or mar the substrate while achieving an aggressive cut.
Aluminum oxide abrasive grain bonded to the nylon strands produces a uniform scratch pattern - perfect for satin finishing. Use a Standard Abrasives™ Buff and Blend HS-F Disc for final finishing on brass, steel, bronze, pewter, and stainless steel, as well as plated plastics. Markets include stainless steel fabrication, plumbing fixtures, door hardware, food equipment, aluminum extruded products, and appliances. If desired, discs may be ganged on a shaft to form a thicker wheel.
Load-Resistant Construction Boosts Life and Performance
Standard Abrasives™ Buff and Blend products are load-resistant to keep you cutting with fresh mineral. The gaps in the open web allow unwanted swarf to escape. Consequently, less debris clogs the abrasive, so the mineral can stay fresh, keep cutting sharp and deliver a consistent cut over the life of the product. As the fibers break down and fresh mineral is exposed, it reduces the likelihood of dull or blunt mineral smearing the surface, contributing to cleaner surfaces and less re-work. Furthermore, manual fatigue that may result from applying heavy pressure to a dull abrasive is reduced.
The Many Benefits of Standard Abrasives™ Buff and Blend Products
Standard Abrasives™ Buff and Blend products invigorate deburring, cleaning, blending and finishing applications by helping operators reduce finishing steps, minimize costs and achieve greater throughput. Each Buff and Blend product and grade offers unique benefits, so operators can choose from a versatile range of options to ensure superior performance on specific applications.
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