Polishing Facilities

The polishing facilities in the School of Materials Engineering consist of a series of 8 in manual and auto polishing wheels.  For grinding, there are dedicated wheels with 320, 400 and 600 grit.  For finer polishing, there are dedicated 6um oil based diamond, 3um oil based diamond and 0.05 um water based alumina.  One of the manual and auto polishing wheels are equipped with a magnetic disk system that allows users to keep and maintian their own specialty polishing pads. 


LECO Spectrum 1000: Grinder/Polisher
  • 8 inch wheels
  • Built-in timer
  • Variable speed base
  • Adjustable water faucets
  • Compact, shop-hard design
  • Up to six 1¼ inch samples can be prepared at one time