Metal – From aluminium to superalloy
sia Abrasives is your key to a perfect surface. Find out here about our abrasives for perfect metal surfaces!
sia Abrasives offers high-performance abrasive systems for all metallic materials, for all metalworking sectors and industries, and for all applications ranging from stock removal and surface treatment through to finishing and structuring.
As one of the world’s leading metal surface finishing specialists, we maintain a close dialogue with end users in the following segments: metalware, container building and toolmaking, foundries and forges, rolling mills and drawing works, fixtures and fittings industry, and precision engineering and watch industry. Our customers benefit from the know-how of our applications engineers and sanding experts, and from their tips and recommendations. In addition, we gather input from professionals in the field and incorporate this into the development of abrasive products and surface systems. These, in turn, are perfectly adapted to the application processes, workpieces and the specific metallic materials used.
Non-alloy and low-alloy steels
Steels are the most commonly used metallic materials. The properties of steel can be adjusted for a wide range of applications by alloying them with carbon and other elements in combination with heat and thermomechanical treatment. Steel is a fascinating material used in all application areas, elegant, safe, versatile and environmentally friendly.
Every workpiece starts out with a casting process. Machining the surface of a component in its original form requires a high-quality tool capable of removing casting scale of varying hardness and of transforming the rough casting into a precision component.
High alloy steels
With more than 2000 different material grades, half of which have been developed or refined over the past ten years, high-alloy steel is undeniably the most innovative state-of-the-art material there is. This applies in particular to titanium alloys. The high strength, high toughness, excellent corrosion resistance and low weight of titanium alloys make them indispensable for a number of modern applications such as aircraft construction and medical engineering. To ensure a perfect surface finish, we offer the perfect abrasive product for every application from cleaning and roughing through to structuring and fine sanding. These products are designed to meet the requirements of high-tech processes for the treatment of high-alloy and stainless steel.
Non-ferrous metals is the term given to metals which are not iron and do not contain iron, or to alloys in which iron is not a main element (e.g. aluminium, bronze and brass). Life today cannot be imagined without non-ferrous metals. Exquisite bathroom fittings, musical instruments and jewellery or printed circuit boards, lightweight aluminium automotive components etc. – the list could go on almost indefinitely. If the focus is on high functionality and aesthetic appeal, we recommend that you use our matching abrasives products and surface systems.
Other metals with hard to grind surfaces
This applies in particular to titanium alloys. Their high strength, high toughness, excellent corrosion resistance and low weight of titanium alloys make them indispensable for a number of modern applications such as aircraft construction and medical engineering.
CR-Finishing® (Constant Result Finishing)
CR-Finishing® is a quality concept aimed at ensuring an efficient process which produces functional surfaces first time. The microtec products of sia Abrasives are designed specifically to suit application procedures, workpieces and materials. They ensure constant and precise surface structures, excellent cutting results, high stock removal rates and finishing performance, reduced process and retooling times and offer defined and reproducible surface finishes.