As a no-nonsense person, your success comes from results, not hype. You may doubt that you and a grinding disc or belt can start a revolution.
But if you could reduce your abrasive costs, increase part throughput, better leverage your capital equipment, decrease metal repair and lower your manufacturing costs—all with abrasive products that cut faster, last longer and require less grinding pressure—you would truly revolutionize the way you work.
And that's what 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives do.
Try a right angle grinder disc or metalworking belt now and find out for yourself.
With decades of experience in ceramic, abrasive and microreplication technologies, 3M has literally reinvented abrasives with Cubitron™ II products. Starting with a patented, precision-shaped ceramic abrasive grain, 3M engineers found a way to electrostatically orient each triangular structure to maximize cutting potential.
Conventional ceramic abrasive grain
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 and Discs to run cooler and keep on working—long after conventional abrasives have dulled, shelled, glazed over and been tossed out.
3M has found that most operators stop using an abrasive belt when its performance drops to 2/3 of its initial cut rate. As the graph shows, Cubitron™ II Belts take twice as long to reach that replacement end point as conventional ceramic abrasive belts. So you can get significantly more work done per belt.
In tests against other ceramic fibre discs Cubitron™ II removed on average 25% more weld in the first minute and amazingly over 3 times as much after 15 minutes. This means you’ll get more work done in less time.
Some heat sensitive metals can crack when exposed to high temperatures in the grinding process. 3M Cubitron II belts are engineered to divert heat from the workpiece and belt to the swarf therefore running much cooler. This eliminates metal discoloration/oxidation and reduces the chance of heat-related stress cracks.