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2013-10-07 23:19:05

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Abrasive Materials, Products, Applications and Global Markets. London (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Abrasives are materials that are used to cut, smooth, roughen, polish or clean surfaces, or simply to remove material to alter surface shapes or dimensions. Products with abrasive materials include grinding discs and wheels, sandpaper, polishing and lapping compounds, deburring media and sandblasting...

2013-09-30 23:40:42

An increase in diamond prices could make alternative bridal jewelry the norm, not the exception. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The place—Vienna, 1477; the person — Archduke Maximilian of Austria; the occasion— the first known diamond engagement ring to be presented to his betrothed, Mary of Burgandy. Recognized as a symbol of aristocracy and higher social class, diamond engagement rings were worn only by the wealthiest due to the rarity and expense of the stone....

Manufacturing Saws Made Of Carbon
2013-09-09 11:43:03

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft More material could be saved when manufacturing wafers in future. Ultra-thin saws made of carbon nanotubes and diamond would be able to cut through silicon wafers with minimum kerf loss. A new method makes it possible to manufacture the saw wires. You can’t saw without producing sawdust – and that can be expensive if, for example, the “dust” comes from wafer manufacturing in the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries, where relatively high kerf loss has...

2013-07-22 23:17:25

According to a new technical market research report, the global abrasives market was valued at $33.4 billion in 2011. BCC Research expects the market to reach $43.8 billion by 2017, and register a six-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% for the period 2011-2017. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, ABRASIVE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, APPLICATIONS AND GLOBAL MARKET (Report code: AVM033B) from BCC Research...


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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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