3M™ Trizact™ Film surface
3M has pioneered the use of tiny, precisely shaped structures to give materials new physical, chemical, or optical properties. Microreplicated prisms are used in road signs, electronic displays, and exterior building illumination to capture and reflect light more brilliantly. Minute pyramids make 3M's structured abrasives work better and wear more evenly. And microreplicated channels can even direct fluids using capillary action, an application with enormous potential for biomedical products.
Ever wonder how your golf club was made? Answer: with a lot of sanding and grinding. 3M was a pioneer in abrasives and continues to innovate using microreplication technology―a technology also used in applications from health care to traffic signs. Unlike conventional abrasives, which feature randomly arranged minerals, the microreplicated grains found in 3M™ Trizact™ abrasives are precisely arranged in shaped structures, resulting in more predictable finishes and consistent quality.
Structured abrasives feature an engineered surface of microscopic three-dimensional structures often resembling pyramids. This precise and consistent abrasive surface is ideal for metal-finishing applications that require a fine finish.
The bottom line
As 3M™ Trizact™ abrasives are used, the tops of the tiny structures wear away, continuously exposing fresh mineral. This provides a fast and extremely consistent cut rate through the long life of the abrasive. For industrial users, these features mean more parts are finished faster.
- First Application Fresnel lens for overhead projectors (1964)
- Now Innovating Shaped abrasive grains, MTS delivery systems
- What We’ve Done Made safer, highly reflective road signs, Created drag-reduction films used in the America's Cup race
- Markets Serves all 3M markets
- Core Products Diamond Grade™, 3M™ Optical Films, Trizact™, Cubitron II™, Dual Lock™
- 3M Business Unit Industrial, Consumer, Health Care, Electronics & Energy, Safety & Graphics
3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasives
3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives technology has changed the game in industrial abrasives.
3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners
Strong yet easily removable, 3M fasteners can replace screws, bolts, and rivets in your designs.
One technology, multiple industries.