Machining is a very important process in any manufacturing facility. Various machining techniques are adopted by manufacturers for building a perfect product. Lapping is one such prominent machining technique where two material surfaces are rubbed against each other with an abrasive placed between them. This process is performed to flatten the surface, minimize its roughness, or improve the surface appearance of a metal. Manufacturers use various types of lapping abrasives to ease the process.
Lapping of cast iron is a process that needs to be done with utmost care. The lapping compound should be such that it does not imbed at all into the metal surface. Thus, it is advisable to choose a lapping compound that is free of charging abrasives such as aluminum oxide, emery, silicone-carbide and diamond or diamond like lapping compounds.
Timesaver lapping compounds are ideal for applications wherein you do not want the compound to imbed into the metal surface. There is no emery, silicone-carbide, aluminum oxide or any other charging abrasive present in this compound.