Crushing and abrasion tools are used to crush and grind various pieces of ores. The abrasion process is more focused on smoothing surface and parts of different materials, and crushing is a process whereby minerals in several stages become desired to be used in further stages of processing. The abrasion and crushing process is expensive, but with the right equipment it can go faster and easier.
Mills should be mentioned as tools to aid the crushing process. For example, ball mills can produce fine and micronized powders during the grinding process. There are other types of crushing equipment available, including jaw crusher, impact crusher, cone crusher and gyratory crusher.
Abrasion tools also come in many different types, depending on the industrial project in which they are going to be used. For example, disks, milling sheets, wire cutting tools and sanding machines all come in handy in industrial abrasion processes.