05820450 is referenced by 98 patents and cites 160 patents.

The present invention provides a method of forming an abrasive article comprising the steps of providing an embossed carrier web having a plurality of recesses formed in the front surface thereof; filling the recesses with an abrasive composite slurry that includes a plurality of abrasive grains dispersed in a hardenable binder precursor, hardening the binder precursor to form individual abrasive composite members, laminating a backing sheet to the front surface of the embossed carrier web. The resulting article includes a plurality of precisely spaced abrasive composite members, positioned in a predetermined pattern and orientation on a backing sheet.

Title
Abrasive article having precise lateral spacing between abrasive composite members
Application Number
820155
Publication Number
5820450
Application Date
May 19, 1997
Publication Date
October 13, 1998
Inventor
Clyde D Calhoun
Stillwater
MN, US
Agent
Paul W Busse
Assignee
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company
MN, US
IPC
B24D 15/04
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