Blogs and Articles for Precision Lapping

Surface Finishing Stainless Steel By: Kemet 12th August 2021

Surface Finishing Stainless Steel

Lapping and Polishing Stainless Steel - Case Studies

Surface finishing titanium By: Kemet 22nd July 2021

Surface Finishing Titanium

Lapping and Polishing Titanium - Case Studies

Surface Finishing Technologies, Process Types and Methods By: Kemet 8th July 2021

Surface Finishing Technologies, Process Types and Methods

There are many surface finishing technologies and methods that you can use to finish your parts, each method produces a different surface finish and flatness.

Removing pattern from GlassBy: Kemet 18th June 2021

Removing pattern from Glass with Lapping and Polishing

Lapping flat a raised patterned square of glass and polish to full transparency - Case Study

Surface Finishing Process for Jewellery Applications By: Kemet 4th June 2021

Surface Finishing Process for Jewellery Applications

Many jewellery products are lapped and polished using Kemet Systems, the most common applications are when brass is used as the base material.

What is Lapping By: Kemet 24th Feb 2021

What is Lapping?

The principle of lapping is simple and based on the cutting power of either a free abrasive grain in a carrier or a fixed abrasive particle within a composite lapping plate matrix.

Superfinishing with Kemet’s new PR3 Composite By: Kemet 28th Sept 2020

Superfinishing with Kemet’s new PR3 Composite

It’s long been common to impregnate the carbon in order to reduce porosity, but with new types of assemblies that require more complex carbon composites...

Kemet Master the Art of Mirror Polishing Carbon By: Kemet 20th June 2019

Kemet Master the Art of Mirror Polishing Carbon

It’s long been common to impregnate the carbon in order to reduce porosity, but with new types of assemblies that require more complex carbon composites...

polishing ceramic coatings By: Kemet 10th May 2019

Polishing Ceramic Coatings & White Alumina Ceramics

Advanced technical ceramic materials have transformed the world we live in to the point where we don’t even notice we are encountering them...

lapping aluminium By: Kemet 15th December 2017

Lapping Aluminium

Case study on lapping aluminium

polishing dies By: Kemet 6th September 2017

Lapping & Polishing Punch Dies

Case study on producing mirror finish to punch dies

improve lapping machine By: Kemet 7th June 2017

Improve Your Lapping Machine With New Modifications - Cut Your Lapping Costs

Bring your Lapping Machine back to its full potential...

Aluminium Mirror Finish By: Kemet 23rd May 2017

Aluminium Mirror Finish No Longer a Challenge

Kemet International launched their new Kemox SF slurry only 3 months ago and it has already been found to be the perfect solution for...

lapping shims By: Kemet 5th April 2017

Process for Lapping Shims

Case studies on lapping shims.

lapping problem solving By: Kemet 7th February 2017

Lapping Problem Solving

We can help with any lapping problems you have. View this article for basic problems and solutions...

lapping machine check By: Kemet 24th January 2016

Free Lapping Machine Health Check & Process Optimisation

Free lapping machine health check and lapping process optimisation visit to make sure you are getting the best possible performance and results...

gear lapping By: Kemet 13th December 2016

Gear Lapping

Gear faces and aerospace fuel and hydraulic systems will typically need very good flatness and surface finish on faces that have integral shafts...

lapping and polishing brass By: Kemet 15th November 2016

Lapping & Polishing Brass

Case study on Lapping and Polishing Brass

lapping safety valves By: Kemet 1st November 2016

Lapping Safety Valves

Kemet Diamond Lapping machines are ideally suited for lapping and repairing safety valves...

polishing steel By: Kemet 12th October 2016

Lapping & Polishing of Steel

Case study on Lapping and Polishing Steel

lapping recessed surfaces By: Kemet 4th October 2016

Lapping of Recessed Surfaces

These surfaces would normally require labour intensive hand lapping by a skilled operative, but the market...

Medical Device Manufacturing By: Kemet 20th September 2016

Medical Device Manufacturing

Medical Implants are currently in great demand with manufacturers being asked for ever higher standards of surface finish and profile accuracy...

polishing ceramic By: Kemet 14th September 2016

Lapping & Polishing Ceramic

Case study on Lapping and Polishing Ceramic

polishing graphite By: Kemet 23rd August 2016

Lapping & Polishing Graphite

Case study on lapping, polishing and cleaning Graphite

polishing stainless steel By: Kemet 3rd August 2016

Lapping & Polishing Stainless Steel

Case study on lapping and polishing stainless steel components.

polishing cobalt By: Kemet 20th July 2016

Polishing Cobalt

Case study on polishing cobalt to a mirror finish.

lapping titanium By: Kemet 21st June 2016

Lapping Titanium

Case study on lapping and polishing titanium components.

polishing carbons and carbides By: Kemet 24th May 2016

Kemet Develops New Diamond Slurry for Polishing Carbons and Carbides

Best process for polishing Carbon, Tungsten Carbide and Silicon Carbide...

polishing medical implants By: Kemet 3rd May 2016

Polishing Medical Implants

Kemet have spent many years developing, perfecting and automating Precision Surface Finishing Processes, specifically for the Medical Industry...

new match lapping machine By: Kemet 29th April 2016

NEW Match Lapping Machine

The NEW Match Lapping Machine for convex and concave hydraulic pump barrels, swash plates & many other parts.

lapping process for valves By: Kemet 15th April 2016

Lapping Process for Valves

Case study on lapping valve body and valve top plate.

By: Kemet 11th April 2016

Hand Lapping Valves

Technical article on hand lapping valves

lapping jewellery By: Kemet 7th March 2016

Lapping and Polishing Jewellery

Many jewellery products are lapped and polished using Kemet Systems, the most common applications are when brass is used as the base material.

lapping gate valve By: Kemet 2nd March 2016

Gate Valve Lapping

Kemet have been supplying gate lapping expertise for over 40 years. They are widely used within the oil and gas sectors to control the flow of fluids and gases.

which lapping plate to use By: Kemet 15th February 2016

Which Lapping Plate To Use?

A General Guide to which Kemet Lapping Plate and Abrasive to select to lap or polish a given material.

cylinder lapping By: Kemet 28th January 2016

Reading Light Bands

Interpretation of interference band patterns is fairly simple, read this article to find out more.

cylinder lapping By: Kemet 15th January 2016

Lapping External Cylinders

To lap a ceramic cylinder to a polish finish, using no oil based products.

hand lapping techniques By: Kemet 8th December 2015

Hand Lapping Techniques

Techniques for hand lapping a wide range of hard and soft materials, including ceramic, tungsten carbide, stellite, hard and soft steel, silicon nitride, brass, etc.

work holding methods By: Kemet 30th November 2015

Work Holding Methods

Work holding is one of the most important factors when carrying out a lapping operation.

aircraft and aerospace maintenance By: Kemet 27th November 2015

Aircraft & Aerospace Engineering

Kemet Diamond Flat Lapping Systems are widely used throughout the aircraft and aerospace industries

how to fix surface finishing problems By: Kemet 18th November 2015

Surface Finishing Problems & How to Fix Them

Problems regarding 'Orange Peel' and how to rectify.

By: Kemet 6th November 2015
By: Kemet 22nd October 2015

Polishing Tungsten Carbide

The Lapping and Polishing of Tungsten Carbide and Diamond Wire Drawing Dies.

sapphire wafer lapping process By: Kemet 17th August 2015

Sapphire Lapping and Polishing Process

The use of Single Crystal Sapphire, as a high quality original opto-mechatronic material in the information age...

fall in oil and gas By: Kemet 3rd June 2015

Kemet Offset Falling Oil and Gas Revenues

The oil and gas industries have been through a tough time over the last 12 months dealing with the dramatic fall in production revenues...

lapping plates for fast stock removal By: Kemet 26th May 2015

New all in one Lapping Plate with enhanced stock removal and surface finish

Component designers are increasingly demanding lapped surfaces on the parts they create...

medical implant makers By: Kemet 21st April 2015

Kemet provides bright future for medical implant makers

Operating at the forefront of orthopaedic implant polishing technology for over 15 years, Kemet International Ltd has transformed...

By: Kemet 5th February 2015

Clover Lapping Compound Comparision Chart

Comparision between clover lapping compound and Kemet lapping compound.

By: Kemet 23rd January 2015

Lapping Pressure Relief Valve Bodies and Caps

The lapping of each part requires a similar lapping process, but a different technique.

how to use a flatness gauge By: Kemet 30th October 2014

How to use a Flatness gauge

Technical guide on calibrating a flatness gauge

By: Kemet 14th October 2014

Lapping plate flatness

Maintenance procedures on keeping lapping plates flat

lapping mechanical seals By: Kemet 4th September 2014

Lapping and Polishing Mechanical Seal Faces

Technical article on lapping Mechanical Seal Faces. Kemet Lapping Systems are used in both manufacturing and reconditioning processes...

By: Kemet 26th June 2014

How to Measure Flatness

Technical article on measuring flatness

By: Kemet 11th June 2014

Kemet Annular Groove Lapping Systems

Generating shoulder flatness of better than 0.001mm

By: Kemet 7th April 2014

How to keep optical flats in great condition?

Introducing our new product to keep optical flats in great condition. Taking special care of these will ensure accuracy and long service

By: Kemet 1st March 2014
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