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Custom Fused Minerals - Creating Customized, Chemically­ - Tuned Fused Minerals
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Custom Fused Minerals - Creating Customized, Chemically­ - Tuned Fused Minerals

Fused minerals are an important component for a wide range of industries, where they are used in products as diverse as photovoltaics, abrasives and advanced ceramics. Washington Mills have been creating fused minerals since the 1860's making them experts in the field. The process of creating the minerals has evolved significantly since then, as have the applications they are used in. AZoM...

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What Makes DURALUM Special White so Special?

What Makes DURALUM Special White so Special?

DURALUM® Special White (white aluminum oxide) Â-  Have you ever wondered what makes DURALUM®Â  Special White, so special?    Specially selected raw materials are fused in an electric arc furnace, under precise conditions and controls, to produce DURALUM®Â  Special White, a high purity, white alpha aluminum oxide manufactured in the United...

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Washington Mills DURAMUL ZR: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words
Materials

Washington Mills DURAMUL ZR: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

This SEM photo speaks to the unique characteristics of DURAMUL ZR, a high purity synthetic mineral consisting of a mullite phase and a zirconia phase. The dark area in the SEM photo represent the mullite phase, while the consistent white dots represent the zirconia phase.Â-  The physical properties of DURAMUL ZR make this material ideal for ceramic and refractory applications. The...

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Materials

Using Abrasive Grit on More than 1 Pass?

Cost-conscious users of blasting materials know that the price per lb. of aluminum oxide is higher than materials such as coal slag or garnet, but aluminum oxide can be used multiple times on a work piece while still remaining highly abrasive. Other less expensive blasting media are often only good for one pass. If you currently have or are considering moving to a containment system for blasting...

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Materials

Washington Mills DURAMUL: Has No Free Silica

If you are using a cheaper mullite raw material in your refractory and have concerns regarding the level of exposure to free silica, consider trying DURAMUL, Washington Mills' fused mullite product. Washington Mills' fused mullite has excellent thermal shock resistance, low thermal conductivity and NO free silica. The properties of DURAMUL fused mullite are unique because Washington Mills...

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Services

Recycling Service handles spent aluminum oxide.

With 100% closed loop recycling process, Washington Mills takes back spent aluminum oxide that would typically be put into landfills. Spent aluminum oxide is blended with new bauxite, and this mixture is fed into specially designed furnaces that melt and purify liquid abrasive.Â- Process transforms spent aluminum oxide back into raw materials used to make pure fused aluminum oxide....

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Chemicals & Gases

Washington Mills: New Interactive Surface Finishing PHOTO

A picture is worth a thousand words, but an interactive picture speaks volumes! Washington Mills has created an interactive surface finishing photo to give a visual perspective of surface finishing with BLASTITE®. Surface preparation is an essential part in preparing a metal for finishing because the performance of the final coating very much depends on how well the surface was prepared....

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Washington Mills BLASTITE: The Right Profile
Materials

Washington Mills BLASTITE: The Right Profile

If you are using a poorly graded abrasive grain that does not meet the required grit size specification, it may not be producing the surface finish you desire. Blasting with poorly graded abrasive grain can create a profile that differs from the intended profile you aimed to achieve. Re-finishing profiles takes time and money that could have been saved by selecting a high quality abrasive grain...

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Materials

Washington Mills: Mullite for Investment Casting

Weight of Your Investment Cast Shell Got You Down? If you are concerned that your investment cast shell might be too heavy, take some weight off by switching your raw material to DURAMUL - Washington Mills' fused mullite. Washington Mills fused mullite has: Lighter weight than alumina and zircon Excellent thermal shock resistance High purity to eliminate contamination & maintain high use...

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Materials

Washington Mills: Dust Grain is not Desirable

High quality abrasive grains are carefully graded to ensure that the grains are free from excess dust. While dust may seem harmless, it can actually make your post-blasting cleaning job harder. Blasting pieces with dusty abrasive grains can leave work pieces with a coating of dust that must be removed before going to the next step in your process. Additional cleaning time adds cost to your...

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Company News

Washington Mills Launches New User-focused Website

Washington Mills is excited to announce the launch of our new website. The most significant change is the area dedicated to why companies should work with Washington Mills. To enhance the user experience, we now offer product selection by the industry served such as; Aerospace, Medical or Government, or how the material works for example in refractories, bonded or surface preparation...

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Washington Mills is Excited to Announce the Launch of Our New Website

Washington Mills is excited to announce the launch of our new website. Our goals were to enhance the user experience, offer production selection by the industry served or how the material works, and showcase our core technologies. In addition, we built a simple to use resource center for all your day to day informational requirements. Visit us at www.washingtonmills.com

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Blasting and Surface Preparation Tips from Washington Mills

The surface preparation process requires special attention to the impurities that can be present in blasting media. Iron (Fe) is typically found as a contaminant in blasting media and can wreak havoc on the surface being prepared. Fine impingements containing iron can lead to rust spots on the work piece and the potential failure of any coatings applied. To ensure blast media is properly...

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Custom Fused Minerals - Creating Customized, Chemically­ - Tuned Fused Minerals
Laboratory and Research Supplies and Equipment

Custom Fused Minerals - Creating Customized, Chemically­ - Tuned Fused Minerals

Fused minerals are an important component for a wide range of industries, where they are used in products as diverse as photovoltaics, abrasives and advanced ceramics. Washington Mills have been creating fused minerals since the 1860's making them experts in the field. The process of creating the minerals has evolved significantly since then, as have the applications they are used in. AZoM...

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Got its Name

Have you ever wondered how Washington Mills got its name? The story goes back to 1855 when Charles Alden of Ashland, Massachusetts formed a company to make industrial abrasives from natural emery ore imported from Turkey. Alden Emery, as he called his firm, prospered during the Civil War as his abrasives were in great demand for grinding and polishing the rifles, swords and other military...

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Washington Mills Ceramics Launches New Website

Washington Mills Ceramics has launched a new website.Â-  A subsidiary of Washington Mills, Washington Mills Ceramics located in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of pre-formed ceramic tumbling media. The new website includes new technical datasheets, three new videos, parts processing information, guides and much more.  Visit the new site at...

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Washington Mills: Visit us on Social Media

Would you like to learn more about Washington Mills through social media? Come LIKE" our Facebook company page to see product news, careers, company updates and videos.Â-  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Mills/231214056890734 About Washington Mills Washington Mills started manufacturing abrasives in the U.S in 1868 and over 140 years later, we continue to manufacture high quality...

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What Makes DURALUM Special White so Special?

What Makes DURALUM Special White so Special?

DURALUM® Special White (white aluminum oxide) Â-  Have you ever wondered what makes DURALUM®Â  Special White, so special?    Specially selected raw materials are fused in an electric arc furnace, under precise conditions and controls, to produce DURALUM®Â  Special White, a high purity, white alpha aluminum oxide manufactured in the United...

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Washington Mills DURAMUL ZR: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words
Materials

Washington Mills DURAMUL ZR: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

This SEM photo speaks to the unique characteristics of DURAMUL ZR, a high purity synthetic mineral consisting of a mullite phase and a zirconia phase. The dark area in the SEM photo represent the mullite phase, while the consistent white dots represent the zirconia phase.Â-  The physical properties of DURAMUL ZR make this material ideal for ceramic and refractory applications. The...

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Washington Mills: Frequently Asked Questions Page,"FAQ"

Have you ever been asked about the combustibility of dust or the shelf life of our standard products?Â-  What about the compliance of our safety datasheet format?  These are just a few of the questions we've answered on our frequently asked question, FAQ" page. Washington Mills has created an FAQ page to answer the most popular questions posed to our environmental and technical...

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