Mirka goes dust-free at Makers Central – from 13-14 May at the NEC, Birmingham

The Mirka® DEROS sander is the world’s lightest electric sanding machine in its class

Leading abrasives solutions manufacturer, Mirka UK, will be focusing on the benefits of dust-free sanding at the upcoming Makers Central event, on stand D15, with the help of a selection of sanders and abrasives from its innovative product portfolio.

The products on display, which will be spearheaded by the the Mirka® DEROS and Galaxy abrasive, have been developed for use across multiple applications for increased versatility and, when combined, they provide the user with a dust-free work environment.

Mirka® DEROS

The Mirka® DEROS sander is the world’s lightest electric sanding machine in its class and the low profile ensures good control over the sanding process. Its ergonomic design ensures it's easy to use and effective for heavy sanding applications. In addition, when combined with Mirka’s Abranet® net abrasives and a dust extraction unit, the DEROS provides a consistent scratch pattern and virtually eliminates dust.

Also on display will be the Mirka® DEOS, which is the only electric orbital sander on the market that's been optimised for net abrasives by incorporating more than 45 holes in the pad.


Galaxy is the ideal abrasive for sanding both soft and hard materials

Mirka® AOS-B & AROS-B

In addition, the Mirka® AOS-B and AROS-B are the first small, brushless, cordless sanders to orbital and random orbital movements respectively. Both tools have an ergonomic user-friendly design, which makes them easy to handle, and their versatility ensures they can manage multiple sanding applications, ranging from finessing to primer sanding, while providing a consistent high-quality finish.


Oil sanding using the Mirka® DEROS and Galaxy abrasive discs

Galaxy abrasives

Supplementing the tools on display will be a range of abrasives led by Galaxy, ensuring a dust-free sanding process while staying sharp from the first to the last cut. Galaxy is the ideal abrasive for sanding both soft and hard materials, while the specially mixed blue ceramic grains have been engineered to form abrasive edges that break down during the sanding process and present fresh grain. This allows Galaxy to cut quickly and efficiently from edge to edge, which further increases the abrasive's lifespan while reducing sanding time. It's also the first abrasive to use Mirka’s innovative Multifit™ hole configuration, which ensures the largest amount of dust extraction without sacrificing sanding performance.

Abranet® Ace

Abranet® Ace has an open, symmetrical net structure with integrated loops in combination with ceramic grains; this allows for maximum cutting speed and consistent performance across a variety of surfaces, while delivering a dust-free sanding experience when used in conjunction with a Mirka sanding system.


Mark Lewin's epoxy river table was also sanded using the Mirka® DEROS combined with Galaxy abrasive

Epoxy river table

As well as tools and abrasives, Mirka will also be showcasing the eye-catching epoxy river table, custom built for Mirka by Mark Lewin and coated by Rubio Monocoat. The designer chose to use Galaxy abrasive to sand the table owing to its ability when combined with the Mirka® DEROS, which drastically reduces the considerable amount of dust that would've been produced during the process. Secondly, it efficiently cut through the hardwood used to make the table, while also providing the desired consistent scratch pattern the designer.

Neil Newbrook, Business Sector Manager – Wood – for Mirka UK, says: “After a successful 2022 event, we're delighted to be back for another year at Makers Central. Since last year’s show, our product portfolio has grown and evolved, and we're excited to showcase a selection of new products to such an engaged audience, to demonstrate how they will help them meet their changing needs and requirements.

"In addition, the show brings together a committed audience under one roof and our team of experienced technical experts is excited to showcase the importance and benefits of dust-free sanding to their processes.”

For further information on Mirka UK, visit www.mirka.com/uk/uk/. To find out more about Makers Central and to purchase tickets, click here.

Mirka (UK) Ltd
Saxon House, Shirwell Crescent, Furzton
Milton Keynes
01908 866 100