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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Further, metalcasting facilities should be sure to use closed coat abrasives (abrasives with closer grain spacing) for harder metals like steel and iron and open coat abrasives for softer metals such as aluminum and brass.
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