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Aluminum

The most abundant metal in the crust of the Earth. Because it is not very dense and is resistant to corrosion, it has a wide variety of commercial uses, notably in transportation, packaging, and construction. It is also used in home appliances. Aluminum is also spelled aluminium, especially in countries where British English predominates.
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Until now, the two abrasives of choice for aerospace applications have been vitrified aluminum oxide and single-layer CBN.
2002) showed that MRR was always higher for aluminum oxide abrasive belts, in fact, sometimes nearly twice as high as the others (silicon carbide and engineered abrasives).
Daily cleaning is also simplified because less aluminum oxide adheres to the walls of the furnace, and removing the oxide that does form is easier.
Aluminum oxide has inferior sliding properties, limiting its use to low speeds and pressures, while silicon carbide is brittle and relatively lower in mechanical strength.
Although Indonesia has considerable bauxite reserves, the aluminum oxide industry's bauxite demand is still met with imports.
Among the useless junk released into space during a craft's deployment and operation are spent rocket bodies, lens caps, bolts, aluminum oxide particles from rocket motor exhausts, paint chips and fragmentary objects generated by more than 120 spacecraft and rocket body breakups.
Utilizing aluminum oxide, Rex-Cut abrasives are designed for various types of stock removal and deburring.
The DL Adalox abrasive line features aluminum oxide abrasive on Closekote paper and an all resin bond.
In the next two years, the decreasing price of aluminum oxide will stabilize and will probably not decrease below 3000 Yuan/Ton in 2007.
They include four Aluminum Oxide grit sizes--40, 60, 80 and 120.
The Bridgeport FGC 2 Flexible Grinding Center utilizes milling machine processes with aluminum oxide "cutting tools" (grinding wheels).
Essentially, the aforementioned crystallographic control is about alternating the crystal structure of the aluminum oxide (AI203) layer.