Find out how 3M Abrasive products are used in a many Industrial areas. The unique technologies behind our market-leading products enable process steps to be eliminated, reducing labour cost, reworking and waste.
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Cam & Crankshaft
3M™ Imperial™ Microfinishing Film is a fast cutting abrasive that provides precise, consistent, uniform close-tolerance finishes to Cam and Crankshafts. A high-strength polyester film backing is coated with premium, micron-graded mineral particles that are electrostatically oriented for greater cutting efficiency, and resin-bonded for increased durability.
Centreless & Throughfeed
Centerless grinding is defined as the dimensioning and /or finishing of the outside diameter (OD) of a cylindrical part which is supported on a work rest blade and rotated by a regulating (or feed) head. The abrasive belt direction is downward, against the work piece, giving the tendency to push the work piece into the regulating head, which in turn, forces the work piece into the abrasive belt.
Floor & Furniture
3M provides a range of solutions to improve processes and make high quality craftsmanship more easily attainable for woodworking customers in small custom woodshops, high production cabinet facilities and large furniture manufacturers alike.
3M Abrasives help foundries reduce costs by using fewer belts and reducing down-time.
In industrial cylindrical applications, traditional grinding and finishing methods are proving less effective on many new, hard to grind materials, slowing down production and driving up costs.
Machine Shop Engineering
For a more even, consistent, higher quality finish in machine shop engineering applications our line of deburring, refining and finishing products deliver a superior level of conformability, precision and accuracy.
3M’s portfolio of engineered abrasive products designed to meet critical Medical and Orthopaedic implant requirements, reduce rejects and improve productivity.
3M offers a wide variety of solutions for industrial maintenance and repair operations (MRO) where abrasives are required as part of the process.
Get better productivity in your sheet metal fabrication operation with a range of abrasives and tools ideally suited to this industry.
Stainless Steel Fabrication
In stainless steel fabrication operations, success depends on your ability to deliver precise quality and finish demanded by your customers.
In the global marketplace the manufacture and repair of turbine blades comes under increasing pressure to combine speed, accuracy and quality of design to create sustainable cost reduction.