3M™ Cubitron™ II Cloth Belt 984F offers revolutionary performance with 3M precision shaped ceramic abrasive grain on a YF-weight polyester cloth backing. This high-performing belt contains a grinding aid, making it ideal for medium to high pressure applications on stainless steel and other exotic alloys, along with carbon steel, cobalt chrome, and nickel alloys.
3M precision shaped ceramic grain continuously fractures into sharp points that cut exceptionally fast, helping increase productivity
Precision shaped grain (PSG) is engineered to run cooler, reducing metal discoloration/oxidation and the chance of heat related stress cracks
PSG requires less pressure, which can mean less operator fatigue
Belt life is significantly longer, producing more parts per belt and requiring fewer belt changes
YF-weight backing excels in medium/high pressure stainless, cobalt chrome and nickel alloy applications
We designed our Precision Shaped Grain to continually fractures into super-sharp points and edges that slice cleanly through metal like a knife, rather than gouging or plowing as traditional abrasives do. This creates a super-fast cut and lessens heat build-up in the workpiece, reducing heat-related stress cracks and discoloration. Moreover, because the abrasive itself stays cooler and sharper, it lasts significantly longer than conventional ceramic grain belts, decreasing costs and reducing belt changeovers.
The exceptionally fast cut and long life of ceramic grain make this belt ideal for industrial environments. It is also heat resistant, produces a uniform finish over the life of the product, and helps eliminate burning during end-grain sanding applications. The YF-weight cloth backing provides durability and the mineral is resin bonded to the backing for reliable performance, even under high heat and pressure.
3M™ Cubitron™ II products have raised the bar for high-performing abrasives. Our engineers started with 3M™ Ceramic Abrasive Grain and used Precision Shaped Grain technology to electrostatically orient each triangular structure on the backing to form sharp peaks and maximize cutting potential. These peaks act like individual cutting tools that slice through metal, and continuously shelf-sharpen as the points break off, ensuring extended high performance in heavy-duty production applications. The grains wear evenly and provide extra-long life and consistency with less grinding pressure. The result is that our Cubitron™ II products outcut and outlast every conventional ceramic industrial abrasive product on the market, maximizing productivity and minimizing belt stress and operator fatigue.
Belts come with various splices that join the belt ends. Our 984F cloth belt has a fabric splice for added strength when grinding in medium to high pressure applications.