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