The new Ceramic PLUS grain is manufactured in a new way that results in a much finer crystalline structure. This unique mineral fracture provides the abrasive product with a longer life, and more aggressive grains with an improved self-sharpening effect. In addition, the VSM Ceramic PLUS line is top-sized. A top-sized product can positively impact the workpiece through a reduction in metal discoloration/oxidation, as well as minimal heat related stress cracks. It can also benefit the abrasive through reduced loading, glazing and dulling. Significant performance advantages include a higher metal removal rate at faster cutting speeds with a lower grinding temperature and less friction. All of which correlate to shorter cycle times and less belt changes, resulting in reduced cost per part and an excellent cost/performance ratio.