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Truck and Auto Body Shop Particles Under the Microscope

Truck and Auto Body Shop Particles

These are particles that are typical of an auto body shop environment. This is a more specialized site where trucks and buses are repaired. This view includes tire wear, weld debris, cenospheres, paint spheres, pollen, plant parts, natural minerals, etc.

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An auto body shop is involved in the repair of damage to vehicles. The activities that occur in this environment include metal forming, welding, grinding, leveling, and painting. The leveling compounds are often organic concretes which are sanded into the final desired contour.

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