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Precision Grinding and Finishing

3M has the tools you need to achieve stringent geometry tolerances and finish specs, part after part, designed to meet today’s tough processing challenges. From grinding-to-dimension all the way to superfinishing, we provide the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, cutting tool, primary metal, glass and other industries with innovative solutions including Superabrasives, Conventional, Flexibles, Dressing and more.

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Development and Use of 3M Precision-Shaped Grain Webinar

Development and Use of 3M Precision-Shaped Grain Webinar

This webinar recording focuses on new grinding possibilities using 3M™ Cubitron™ II Grinding Wheels.  To get to that objective, 3M will present high level summary on all of their 46 technology platforms with specific focus on the development of 3M Precision-Shaped Grain. Also presenting is Dr. -Ing. Andreas Mehr of Liebherr to provide application testimonials seen within the gear grinding industry. Click here to view the webinar focusing on new grinding possibilities using 3M™ Cubitron™ II Grinding Wheels, which was presented live on September 22, 2015 sponsored by Gear Technology Magazine.

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3M™ Cubitron™ II Vitrified Wheels Provide Superior Wheel Life and Lower Cycle Times to Camshaft, Crankshaft and Other Powertrain Component Grinding

ST. PAUL, Minn. – April 7, 2014 – For more than 100 years, 3M abrasives have been helping manufacturers improve productivity and enhance the quality of products that move our modern world. Now, with the new addition of 3M™ Cubitron™ II Vitrified Wheels, 3M Abrasive Systems offers one of the world’s most extensive portfolios of precision abrasives for grinding and finishing powertrain components. 3M Cubitron II wheels can give engine manufacturers up to three times the wheel life of other conventional wheels for applications including gear grinding, camshaft and crankshaft grinding, cylindrical grinding and centerless grinding. Learn more about 3M™ Cubitron™ II Vitrified Wheels.

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The Next Level of Performance: 3M™ Cubitron™ II Conventional Wheels for Gear Grinding

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Oct. 30, 2013 –3M Abrasive Systems is introducing 3M™ Cubitron™ II Conventional Wheels for Gear Grinding, giving engineers new tools to take the manufacturing processes to the next level of productivity. These gear grinding wheels are the result of incorporating both 3M’s revolutionary precision shaped grain and state-of-the-art bonding systems, which enable a new dimension of gear grinding performance—helping achieve consistent, high quality finishes and tight geometry tolerances, part after part, while increasing the efficiency and productivity of manufacturing operations.  Learn more about the 3M™ Cubitron™ II Conventional Wheels for Gear Grinding here.

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Brand Story 3M Precision Grinding & Finishing

More than other companies, 3M, a multi-technology corporation, embodies the power of innovation. Since its foundation in 1902, innovation has been 3M‘s primary driving force. More than 20,000 current patents unequivocally bear this out, and 3M’s Abrasive Systems Division significantly contributes to the success of the corporation.

Learn more about the start of a new era here.

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3M Acquires Winterthur Technologies AG

3M Abrasive Systems Division brings continuous innovation to surface modification through an ongoing commitment to meet customers’ evolving needs. Combining Winterthur with 3M will help extend 3M’s reach in numerous abrasives applications. 3M, Winterthur, Wendt and SlipNaxos are brands recognized and trusted worldwide for reliable quality and precision abrasive products used in industries that manufacture precision parts and components for automotive engines and transmissions, oil and gas drilling, cutting tools, aircraft and land based turbines and many others.

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