Polishing cloths for metallographic sample testing are used along with an abrasive to remove layers of surface deformation and expose the material structure for analysis.
Because polishing is such a critical step in sample preparation, it’s important to choose a high quality polishing cloth. Buehler's metallographic polishing cloth pads are thoroughly tested and developed with MetaDi Diamond to provide a complete solution that delivers reliable results for each sample processed.
The type of polishing cloth used depends heavily on the material being processed and the requirements for the final analysis. With a variety of fabrics, weaves and naps, Buehler has a cloth to fit every application.
Polishing cloths are available with PSA and Magnetic backings. Utilize the magnetic backing for an efficient and easy-to-use solution. The durable magnet provides consistent polishing results while reducing the changeover time between cloths.
See the Buehler Polishing Guide for more information, tips, and selection guide.
Increase Efficiency with Magnetic Backing:
- Simplify the polishing process by eliminating the time-consuming process of removing a worn polishing cloth and adhering a new cloth to a carrier plate. Magnetic backed polishing cloths are ready to use straight out of the box!
Highest Quality Results:
- Buehler's premium performance cloths are engineered for long life and superior surface finish.
- Buehler’s offering of polishing cloths provides industry leading solutions for a wide variety of applications. Trust the experts at Buehler to develop a process to meet the specific needs of your lab.
|Polishing Cloths Specifications|
|Cloth||Description||Recommended Micron Size||Abrasive Type||Applications|
|UltraPad||Hard woven, no nap cloth||6µm & Up||Diamond||Ferrous materials and thermal spray coatings|
|UltraPol||Hard woven, nonaggressive silk cloth||6µm & Up||Diamond||Minerals, coals, ceramics, inclusion retention in steels, and refractory materials|
|TexMet P||Hard perforated, non-woven cloth||6µm & Up||Diamond||Ceramics, carbides, petrographic, hard metals, glass, and metal matrix composites|
|Nylon||Oil resistant, medium hard woven, no nap cloth||6µm & Up||Diamond||Ferrous materials, sintered carbides, and cast irons|
|TexMet C||Non-woven pressed cloth||15µm to 0.02µm||Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2||Ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramics, electronic packages, PCB’s, thermal spray coatings, cast irons, cermet, minerals, composites, plastics|
|TriDent||Soft, durable, synthetic woven, no nap cloth||15µm to 0.02µm||Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2||Ferrous and nonferrous metals, microelectronics, coatings|
|VerduTex||Durable, medium hard synthetic silk cloth||9µm to 1µm||Diamond||Ferrous and nonferrous metals, microelectronics, coatings|
|VelTex||Short napped synthetic velvet cloth||9µm to 1µm||Diamond||Steel, nonferrous and soft metals|
|WhiteFelt||Soft, durable matted wool cloth||6µm to 0.02µm||Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2||Ferrous and nonferrous metals|
|PoliCloth||Medium hard, woven wool cloth||6µm to 1µm||Diamond||Cast iron, copper and aluminum alloys, coal and other soft metals|
|MicroCloth||Soft, versatile, long napped synthetic rayon cloth||5µm to 0.02µm||Diamond, Al2O3, SiO2||Ferrous and nonferrous metals, ceramics, composites, PCBs, cast irons, cermets, plastics, electronics|
|MicroFloc||Soft, long napped cloth||0.06µm to 0.02µm||Al2O3, SiO2||Ferrous and nonferrous materials|
|MasterTex||Soft, synthetic velvet with low nap cloth||1µm to 0.05µm||Al2O3, SiO2||Soft nonferrous and microelectronic packages|
|ChemoMet||Soft, porous, chemically resistant synthetic cloth||1µm to 0.02µm||Al2O3, SiO2||Titanium, stainless steel, lead/tin, solders, electronic packages, soft nonferrous metals, plastics|
|Magnetic Backed Polishing Cloths|
|PSA Backed Polishing Cloths|
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