Technology: Precision-Shaped Grain Changes the Game
With decades of experience in ceramic, abrasive and microreplication technologies, 3M has literally reinvented abrasives with 3M™ Cubitron™ II Products. Starting with a patented, precision-shaped ceramic abrasive grain, 3M engineers found a way to electrostatically orient each triangular structure to maximise cutting potential. The result: Each individual precision-shaped ceramic grain acts like a cutting tool, slicing through metal like a knife, and continuously self-sharpens as points break off. This allows 3M™ Cubitron™ II Belts, Discs, and Bonded Wheels to run cooler and keep on working—long after conventional abrasives have dulled, shelled, glazed over and been thrown out.
Watch the Revolution: Reinventing the Cutting Edge
Aligned to Grind Faster, Cooler, Longer
Conventional ceramic abrasive grain is irregular in shape. Instead of a clean, machining action, the grain “plows” through the metal, causing heat build-up, slower cutting and shorter life.
The precision-shaped grain in 3M™ Cubitron™ II grinding wheels continuously fracture to form sharp points and edges – slicing cleaner and faster, staying cooler, and lasting many times longer.
3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasive Wheels Cubitron™ II bonded abrasive wheels bring the best of 3M precision-shaped grain technology to the toughest jobs like beveling, scale removal, and weld leveling. These cool-cutting wheels can remove the same amount of material with less pressure required, making them easier to use. Good for your workers, good for your business.
3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasive Belts From robots to backstands to cylindrical grinders and anywhere else you need an abrasive belt to take on your toughest materials, 3M™ Cubitron™ II Belts will be your go-to choice. Heat-sensitive metals stay cool for less rework and scrap. Belt grinding and sanding equipment run more efficiently with fewer changeovers. And productivity rises to a whole new level.
3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasive Discs Metal meets its match in 3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasive Discs. They simply out-cut and out-last every conventional ceramic industrial abrasive disc on the market. Guaranteed. And that includes quick-change 3M™ Roloc™ discs. In fact, the 3M™ Cubitron™ II Roloc™ Durable Edge Disc 984F lets you grind, blend, finish and deburr faster, longer and easier than ever.
3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasive Cut-off Wheels This Cut-off wheel is designed to provide high cut rates and long life on stainless steels, alloy steels and cast iron. Specially formulated to provide high cut rates and long life on stainless steels, alloy steels and cast iron.