carborandum grinding cylinder

  • Silicon carbide - Wikipedia

    Silicon carbide (SiC), also known as carborundum / k ɑːr b ə ˈ r ʌ n d əm /, is a semiconductor containing silicon and carbon. It occurs in nature as the extremely rare mineral moissanite. Synthetic SiC powder has been mass-produced since 1893 for use as an abrasive.