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

The Next Level of Performance: 3M™ Cubitron™ II Conventional Wheels for Gear Grinding
Precision-shaped grain technology revolutionizes the grinding process
ST. PAUL, Minn. – July 1, 2013 – 3M Abrasive Systems rocked the grinding world last year with the introduction of 3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasive Grinding and Cut-Off Wheels. Now, those same benefits to the operator – faster cutting with less pressure, and longer lasting abrasives – are available in 3M™ Cubitron™ II Flap Discs. With this new offering, tough tasks like weld grinding, deburring, rust removal, edge grinding, and weld seam blending can be finished faster and more easily.  Learn more about 3M™ Cubitron™ II Flap Discs Provide Superior Cut Rate.

3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasive Grinding and Cut-Off Wheels
Introducing 3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasive Grinding and Cut-Off Wheels
3M Abrasive Systems introduces 3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasive Grinding and Cut-Off Wheels, a revolutionary new technology that reinvents the grinding process. With Cubitron II abrasives, users get precision-shaped grain technology that cuts faster, stays sharper longer, and requires less pressure than conventional grinding and cut-off wheels. In addition, the abrasives can help reduce operator fatigue and increase productivity.   Learn more about 3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasive Grinding and Cut-Off Wheels.
3M Published in Annals of Occupational Hygiene for Benefits of Self-Generated Vacuum System 3M Published in Annals of Occupational Hygiene for Benefits of Self-Generated Vacuum System
"...The data suggest that workers using conventional sanding systems could utilize the self-generated vacuum sanding system technology to potentially reduce exposure to particles and mitigate negative health effects."
Precisely Shaped Grain (PSG): 3M’s Innovation in Abrasive Grain TechnologyPrecisely Shaped Grain (PSG): 3M’s Innovation in Abrasive Grain Technology
3M’s recent discovery and commercialization of abrasive products containing precision shaped abrasive grain represents the latest innovation in abrasive technology. ..It promises to be a transformative platform for many abrasive product constructions for years to come.
Featured in the WSJ3M Brings Along the Basics As It Balances New and Old
3M Co. is using acquisitions and its own laboratories to diversify into such areas as biometrics, fuel cells and a painless way to inject medicine into people using "micro-needles."
3M's innovation revival
FORTUNE -- 3M is everywhere. That's the point George Buckley, the chairman and CEO of 3M, is trying to make as he talks about his favorite subject, inventing things.

Awards

3M™ Cubitron™ II Wins Prestigious 2011 Terman Award from TechAmerica Foundation3M™ Cubitron™ II Wins Prestigious 2011 Terman Award from TechAmerica Foundation
On June 15, 2011, TechAmerica Foundation presented the American Technology Awards, which bestows the only “Best Of” awards that recognize all technology products and services for the technology industry. Nominations for The American Technology Awards “The Termans” were vetted by industry experts and technology companies.
R&D 100 AwardGoing against the old grain
Ceramic abrasive grains used in conventional sanding solutions are irregular, block-shaped, and tend to “plow” through surfaces, rather than cut.
Minnesota tekne AwardMinnesota High Tech Association announces Tekne awards
"...3M Co...was among more than a dozen companies and organizations, along with three individual leaders, honored with a 2010 Tekne Award from the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) on Wednesday."

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