The Daily Grind is the ARC Abrasives, Inc. blog that showcases any news, case studies, and upcoming events for the company and consumers. Start by reading any of the posts below.

Flap Discs: Product Spotlight

Flap discs are a 3D product that consists of abrasive flaps glued radially to a backing plate. While the product wears down, new abrasive is exposed. Zirconia is the most common grain for these discs due to the cool-cutting action and competitive price. Continue reading “Flap Discs: Product Spotlight”

Case Study: Boat Engines and Resin Fiber Discs

APEX Ceramic resin fiber discs were recently involved in a case study to help resolve an issue for a leading manufacturer. For a more in-depth analysis, download the white paper and read about how ARC helped remove steps in the process to improve performance and further impact their bottom line.
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Melissa Brashears, Customer Service Rep
Meet Melissa Brashears. Melissa has maintained a 13 year career in Customer Service at ARC. She is an important liaison between customers and the outside sales team by managing specific territories, generating quotes and order entries, providing customer follow ups, and maintaining backlogs.
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PSA Discs: Product Spotlight

PSA and Hook and Loop are fastening systems to allow cloth, paper and film abrasive discs to be quickly attached and removed from a backup pad. PSA discs are more common in the USA whilst Hook and Loop is popular in Europe and is becoming more popular in the USA.
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Belts and Progressive Die Stamping

Belts are used in multiple applications from fine finishing of stainless steel coil to heavy stock and weld removal. In general heavy weight Y-weight are used for stock removal whilst flexible J-weight is used for fine finishing and contour work.
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