grain spacing

grain spacing

[′grān ‚spās·iŋ]
(design engineering)
Relative location of abrasive grains on the surface of a grinding wheel.
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Manufactured using Milacron's Engineered Grain Spacing (EGS) technology, the wheels provide free cutting, longer wheel life, lower power consumption, ease of dressing, and elimination of burn.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives has combined a new engineered abrasive grain and an innovative manufacturing process, VORTEX(TM) technology, which carefully controls grinding wheel structure, to create a highly porous and permeable grinding tool with unsurpassed abrasive grain spacing.
VORTEX technology, which represents a complete breakthrough from classical porous wheel technologies, achieves optimum grain spacing without artificial pore inducers and delivers wheels that excel in grinding applications when applied to vitrified products with large contact areas.