Micromesh Sheet (12 x 6”) MX

Micromesh Sheet (12 x 6”) MX

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Micromesh MX Per SheetPer Sheet

Micromesh the cushioned abrasive available in sheets. Per Sheet

Sheets measure 12″ x 6″ and can be used as they are or attached to sticks, used like wet & dry with a split pin mandrel etc

MICROMESH® Regular is more flexible than the MX grade, with a lighter backing.

MICROMESH® MX is less flexible and is used in the initial finishing and shaping, the final finishing is usually carried out with regular.

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Micromesh Sheet MX

12 x 6” sheets, ideal for making your own emery sticks or strips in split pin mandrels.

MX is suitable for metals and hardwood. It is slightly less flexible than regular which helps you to achieve a high gloss finish on metals.

Micromesh Sheet MX grade starts at 60 equivalent to 240g right up to 3 micron.

To try grits we recommend Micromesh Flexifiles

* Better Surface Contact
The crystals in the conventional abrasives are locked at irregular heights and at random angles. Many never touch the working surface. The Micro-Mesh® system allows the crystals to move – depressing to seek a common level – while rotating their planing chips into alignment. This creates a smooth shaving action rather than gouging and abrading the surface – an ultrafine scratch pattern results.

* Larger Crystals
The unique ‘Floating Suspension’ of Micro-Mesh® crystals allow us to use relatively large grit to produce super finishes. Micro-Mesh® removes the peaks of the previous scratch pattern without gouging deeper channels.

* Less Loading
Using larger crystals leaves a large valley between crystals relative to the very fine particles removed. These fine particles will fall free of the crystals and clear of the freshly worked

* Reduced Friction
Much of the heat generated during conventional sanding comes from abraded particles loading the abrasive. This heat can
actually weld the abraded particles back onto the workpiece, creating a false surface. At some future time these particles may come loose, causing part failure. With Micro-Mesh® high heating and welding just can’t occur, assuring surface integrity.

* Longer Life
By avoiding the heat producing friction that can fracture and destroy crystals, Micro-Mesh keeps its superior properties longer – up to 15 time longer – than ordinary abrasives.

Can use wet or dry. Using wet will prolong life and flush out metal waste, keeping Micro-Mesh® cleaner. Best results will be achieved when using Micro-Mesh® with light pressure and/or at low rotational speeds.

Micromesh Grits

Micromesh works a bit differently from standard abrasives, use this chart to choose the grit you require by comparing to standard FEPA grits.

micromesh grits

For Engineers

MX sheet is particularly useful for surgical instruments, engine components, mould and dies, knives, shears etc. Sheets are useful for turning into your own tools, it can be stuck onto basic tools to be used as a files, fixed flat to a bench or simply used by hand.

For Jewellers

MX sheet is great for initial finishing, it will blend file marks and remove casting grain from castings. Move to Regular sheet for the finer grits suitable for polishing.

Sheet is versatile because it can be cut with normal scissors and stuck to various bases like an emery stick.

Weight 0.05 kg

1200 Equivalent to 3 MICRON, 800 Equivalent to 4 MICRON, 600 Equivalent to 5 MICRON, 400 Equivalent to 2500 FEPA GRIT, 360 Equivalent to 2000 FEPA GRIT, 320 Equivalent to 1500 FEPA GRIT, 240 Equivalent to 1200 FEPA GRIT, 180 Equivalent to 800 FEPA GRIT, 150 Equivalent to 600 FEPA GRIT, 120 Equivalent to 400 FEPA GRIT, 100 Equivalent to 360 FEPA GRIT, 80 Equivalent to 320 FEPA GRIT, 60 Equivalent to 240 FEPA GRIT