Consistent high performance at minimal process cost
A wide range of slurries tailored to the requirements of specific applications: Ready-to-use lapping and polishing slurries from Pureon combine high-quality components with chemical formulations and micron diamond sizes graded to the highest level of precision – engineered to offer an excellent material removal rate and surface quality. Every time.
Pureon ready-to-use diamond suspensions help you achieve consistently high performance while minimizing total process cost. Our constant innovation on carrier liquid formulations means you get the latest technology to exploit the full power of Pureon‘s precision diamond.
Water-based suspensions are formulated with a water-soluble carrier liquid. Performance-enhancing additives allow customizing the formulation for specific applications. Water-based suspensions feature good cleaning characteristics and are environmentally friendly. Water-based suspensions are widely used for lapping and polishing of metallic and ceramic parts on all types of lapping plates and pads. Other applications include deburring with brushes and multiwire sawing processes.
These suspensions are made with oil-based carrier liquids. They contain additives to increase performance and control application-specific properties such as stability and viscosity. Oil-based suspensions feature excellent lubrication and wetting properties, leading to highest material removal rates and defect-free surface quality. Common applications for oil-based suspensions are lapping and polishing of sapphire and ceramics, orthopedic joints/implants and superfinishing of other hard materials.
The choice of slurry type depends on several key factors. Oil-based slurries are best suited for processes with highest priority on achieving maximum material removal rate. Oil-based slurries are best used on metallic lapping plates. Water-based slurries are used in lapping and polishing processes on metallic plates or polishing pads. They allow for easy workpiece cleaning and are an environmentally friendly choice.
The most obvious differences between lapping and polishing are the amount of material removed and the final appearance of the workpiece. Lapping removes a lot more stock and results in a dull, matte finish, whereas during polishing only a small amount of stock is removed and the polished surface has a reflective finish.