Grinding and polishing consumables

A full range of consumables for any need

Whatever your material and whatever your preparation goal, discover new opportunities to optimize your grinding and polishing process.

  • Achieve valid, accurate and reproducible results with Struers proven methods and high quality consumables
  • Protect your investment with consumables optimized to work together with your Struers equipment
  • Minimize your risk, ensure uptime and reduce inventory costs with our robust global supply chain

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Optimize your grinding and polishing process

Mechanical preparation is the most common method of preparing materialographic specimens for microscopic examination. Abrasives are used in successively finer steps to remove material from the specimen, until the required result is reached. This process can broadly be divided into grinding and polishing.

Are you looking for perfect results from your true structure? Or perhaps a few artifacts are acceptable as long as they do not disturb your analysis? No matter your preparation goal, we can help you optimize your process with consumables and methods for the whole grinding and polishing process.
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The Easy connector solution – the easiest bottle change ever!

Changing consumables bottles has never been easier, faster, or more convenient. The Easy connector solution is so simple to use - you can do it with one hand, with just two clicks

  • Increase efficiency: fast and easy bottle change, done in seconds
  • Reduce handling time: dripless system that minimizes spills and cleaning
  • Simplify your process: use the same connector on all Struers bottles
  • Reduce cross-contamination: easy cleaning between consumables

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A grinding consumable for any need

Perhaps you need a flexible grinding surface for the occasional specimen? Or a high-performance solution for a high-volume lab? Choose from our full range of consumables for plane grinding and fine grinding any material – hard or soft, ductile or brittle. No matter your lab set-up, equipment or preparation goal, we can help you maximize your reproducibility and optimize your quality, speed or efficiency without over-processing.

For high quality results optimized to your material

With an MD grinding surface dedicated to your specific material, you can achieve a very plane specimen with virtually no artifacts in a short amount of time. The MD surfaces are ideal if you work with automated set-ups, such as the Tegramin, AbraPol, Hexamatic, and more automated version of the LaboSystem.

SiC paper and foil portfolio

For an all-round, flexible, and reliable solution

If you work with many different materials and tasks, SiC Foils and Papers provide an efficient solution. Our high quality SiC Foils and Papers ensure reproducibility for those who want a fast grinding step. SiC Papers are best suited for labs with multiple stations and manual set-ups such as the LaboSystem, while SiC Foils are typically for automated set-ups.

Grinding stone and diamond grinding disc

For high removal and ultra-fast plane grinding

Our grinding stones and diamond grinding disc provide consistently high removal for ultra-fast plane grinding. Particularly suited for large specimens, there is a stone or disc for high removal grinding for any material. Our stones and disc require a station just for high removal grinding, such as the AbraPlan or Hexamatic, typically as part of a high-volume or high-throughput lab.

Grinding solution selection guide

Not sure which is right for you?

See a full overview of all our grinding consumables, or speak with our materialographic experts who can recommend the best methods and consumables for your specific situation.

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What preparation requirements do you have for your analysis? Do you have a high throughput or just the occasional specimen? Do you work with one kind of material or many? Our complete range of polishing consumables comes in all kinds of formats – including diamond polishing suspensions – for any material, any preparation goal, and any lab set-up. They ensure accurate and consistent results you can rely on, while improving your process speed, efficiency, and safety.
Unique optimization

For unbeatable quality and speed

If you work with a specific material with high throughout and automated equipment, DiaPro All-in-One diamond solutions are simply the best you can get. Uniquely designed to work with a dedicated polishing cloth, these water-based solutions, optimized with polycrystalline diamonds, give you the highest quality preparation results in the fastest possible time and maximize your reproducibility.

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A simple set up for high throughput labs

Where efficiency, value, and throughput are your polishing process priorities, DiaDuo-2 All-in-One diamond solutions are ideal. These water-based solutions, optimized with monocrystalline diamonds, provide one simple set up to prepare many different specimens, and maximize reproducibility for high throughput labs.

Multiple formats

For maximum polishing process flexibility

If you work with many types of materials, our complete range of Diamond Polishing Products gives you maximum flexibility. With a diamond format to suit your application preference, such as suspension, stick, spray, or paste, and an extensive range of grain sizes, they maximize your process flexibility and meet your requirements regarding speed, quality, and efficiency.

Unique formulation

For optimal lubrication and cooling with full flexibility

Our alcohol- and water-based DP-Lubricants support a dedicated polishing solution for any material or need, and ensure you avoid heat damage and achieve reproducible results. Uniquely formulated to optimize the cutting property of the diamonds in our Diamond Polishing Products, our DP-Lubricants also help improve both the performance and life span of your polishing cloths.

Optimised for any material

For a perfect surface finish with zero deformation

Our Oxide Polishing Suspensions give you the perfect surface finish required for verification through very fine, gentle abrasion combined with chemical activity to remove all scratches and deformation, also on extremely hard, soft, or ductile materials that are resistant to mechanical preparation. Our NonDry versions prevent process interruptions by ensuring that dosing tubes do not clog up, ideal for automated lab setups.

GP Polishing Cloth

For high quality results optimized for your material

With a polishing cloth optimized for every material, our complete range and application knowledge make it easier to choose the right one whatever your lab setup and preparation goal. With unique fabric characteristics and resilience, our high quality cloths are also durable and ensure high reproducibility, giving you results you can rely on for your verification step.


When Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB started using titanium, they did not know much about the grinding/polishing process. With this material, they could typically prepare only two to three scratched specimens per hour. They wanted to produce scratch-free specimens, quickly.


Mikael Bergren, Laboratory Technician at Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery and a colleague participated in Struers TPM (The Professional Materialographer) course, where they learned a completely new method.


Preparation time was reduced from up to 60 minutes for two to three specimens to just 11 minutes, and surface scratches were reduced significantly.

Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB

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Ensuring certainty

Minimize your supply chain risk and ensure uptime with high quality consumables, reliably delivered when you need them. All consumables ship within 48 hours from our distribution centers across the U.S., Japan, China, Germany and Denmark. Our ISO 9001-certified LEAN production and strict, in-house quality control ensure all consumables perform as promised and contribute to a safer workplace.

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