05681217 is referenced by 63 patents and cites 136 patents.

An abrasive article having sheet-like structure including a major surface extending within an imaginary plane with a plurality of individual three-dimensional abrasive composites deployed in fixed positions thereto in an array, each of the composites has abrasive particles dispersed in a binder and has a substantially precise shape and a distal end, where another imaginary plane extends parallel to and is spaced from the first imaginary plane and intersects the lowest distal end among the composites, wherein any imaginary line drawn within the latter-mentioned imaginary plane in the direction(s) of intended use intersect at least one cross-section among the abrasive composites in the array. The invention also relates to methods for manufacturing such an abrasive article and its usage to refine a work surface.

Title
Abrasive article, a method of making same, and a method of using same for finishing
Application Number
200063
Publication Number
5681217
Application Date
July 17, 1996
Publication Date
October 28, 1997
Inventor
Scott R Culler
Burnsville
MN, US
Timothy L Hoopman
River Falls
WI, US
Agent
Paul W Busse
Walter N Kirn
Gary L Griswold
Assignee
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
MN, US
IPC
B24D 11/00
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