They were so well received that "MICROGRIT WCA" was the abrasive of
choice for lapping command module windows in the Mercury,
Gemini and Apollo space projects. Combining the best of long established
practice with the most effective of new technologies, Micro has won a
reputation for consistent high product quality and superior customer service.
In addition to its standard product lines in aluminum oxide
(micron and sub-micron sizes), silicon carbide and cerium oxide abrasive
powders, it also offers custom services in the preparation of these powders
to meet special customer requirements. Keys to Micro's success in its chosen
field of specialization are its people, its process methods and its quality control
techniques. All of the processes at Micro have been engineered to ensure that uniform
quality can be maintained. Mechanization and labor-saving devices have been employed
where they are practical and where their application is consistent with the highest
quality of abrasive powders. Automation has never been adopted solely for the sake
of labor saving, the criterion is always how the process or procedure will affect
the product. Quality management at Micro Abrasives blends consistency with the latest
innovations in Total Quality.
Our focus on the customer extends to every employee in every stage of production.
Achieving registration to ISO 9001 is both a goal and a state in Micro Abrasives'
continuous improvement process. If your process uses fine abrasives - in ophthalmic,
precision optics, semiconductor, quartz crystal, metals, ceramic or stone lapping
- any field where critical surface preparation is the task - you can benefit from
the truly unique capabilities and specialized know-how of Micro Abrasives Corporation.
Applications engineering assistance and trouble shooting are promptly available by
qualified personnel. Find out what it means to become a valued and pampered customer
of Micro Abrasives Corporation - the only real "SPECIALISTS IN FINE ABRASIVES".
Located just two miles north of exit 3 off Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike),
in Westfield, Massachusetts, stands the plant and offices of Micro Abrasives Corporation.
Founded in 1957 to specialize in the development and production of quality buffing
powders, it rapidly diversified in the early 1960's with its introduction of Microgrit
WCA's. These "WATER CLASSIFIED ALUMINAS" offered a unique new approach to lapping
in an industry that had not seen change for over 50 years.