Abrasives are indispensable to the manufacturers of nearly every product made today. Only through the use of abrasives, can every industry produce highly precise components and ultra-smooth surfaces in the manufacture of automobiles, airplanes, mechanical and electrical appliances and machine tools. Grinding is the most important abrasive application and is in some way, involved in the manufacture of almost every product. Grinding wheels in use in industries today, rotate at peripheral speeds of almost 300 kilometres (180 miles) per hour. These are some of the markets where abrasives are used and how they provide solutions to each sector.