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3M™ Cubitron™ II

Technology: Precision-Shaped Grain Changes the Game

With decades of experience in ceramic, abrasive and microreplication technologies, 3M has literally reinvented abrasives with 3M™ Cubitron™ II Products. Starting with a patented, precision-shaped ceramic abrasive grain, 3M engineers found a way to electrostatically orient each triangular structure to maximise cutting potential. 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, Discs, and Bonded Wheels to run cooler and keep on working—long after conventional abrasives have dulled, shelled, glazed over and been thrown out.

Aligned to Grind Faster, Cooler, Longer

Conventional ceramic abrasive grain is irregular in shape. Instead of a clean, machining action, the grain “plows” through the metal, causing heat build-up, slower cutting and shorter life.

The precision-shaped grain in 3M™ Cubitron™ II grinding wheels continuously fracture to form sharp points and edges – slicing cleaner and faster, staying cooler, and lasting many times longer.

Scotch-Brite™ Surface Conditioning Products

The perfect finish starts with Scotch-Brite™.

Performance. Durability. Reliability. Excellence. We don’t release a surface conditioning product until we can guarantee it delivers all four. Because at Scotch-Brite, our standards are as high as yours. After all, if you don’t compromise on quality, why should we?

Scotch-Brite Non-Woven Technology Explained.

Our unique Non-Woven Web is the secret to superior performance. It binds together synthetic fibres and abrasive particles to create a conformable, three-dimensional material. Its open structure reduces the risk of warping or discolouring the part, resists loading, improves finish and prolongs the product’s life. What’s more, our Non-Woven Web is engineered to continually expose fresh abrasive to the work surface, for a consistent, smoother finish – without the risk of overworking the part and disturbing critical tolerances.

What makes Scotch-Brite the best you can buy?

  • A tough, non-woven nylon web impregnated with resin and mineral throughout its structure
  • Spring-like action produces a smooth, burr-free surface
  • Uniform, consistent results with no undercutting
  • Suitable for deburring, finishing, cleaning and small weld removal applications
  • Easy to use, less reworking, fewer rejects.
Scotch-Brite™ Rapid Cut Wheel Technology

We’ve combined two of 3M’s most advanced technologies:

Non-Woven Abrasives

  • Amazingly consistent finishes
  • Easy to use
  • Safe for your operators and parts
  • Long Lasting.

3M’s proprietary precision-shaped grain

  • Fast cutting
  • Exceptionally long life
  • Cuts cooler to eliminate burnishing and heat stress.

To bring you, Scotch-Brite Rapid Cut Unitised Wheels, everything you love about easy-to-use Scotch-Brite abrasives but now with a lot more bite!

Scotch-Brite Unitised products provide consistent and measurable results for deburring and general light weld blending using a variety of fixed and portable machinery. The durable construction provides fast and economical surface conditioning with longer life, greater cut, consistent surface finish throughout the life of the product and a better return on your investment…

Now with the combination of Scotch-Brite and unique to 3M Precision Shaped Grain unitised wheels have advanced performance benefits to customers removing light welds or undertaking heavy deburring applications with greater cut rates and longer life.

The Technology

Conventional Unitised Technology

Made from layers of Scotch-Brite web interspersed with resin and then cured under pressure to form a slab which are then cut into wheels or blocks.

Conventional Unitised Technology

As the material is pressed forming the Unitised construction, the Precision Shaped Grain mineral is forced to lie flat pointing outwards. This gives the product a unique advantage that it will work better on the edge than on its face.

Fast, easy weld blending

The faster cutting action, smooth feel and outstanding control of Scotch-Brite Rapid Cut Wheels makes them ideal for weld blending. Saves time with faster cutting, fewer tool changes. Bottom line? Easier for operators to use – improved productivity in your shop.

Fast, easy deburring

The added cutting power and consistency of 3M precision-shaped grain lets you breeze through a wide range of tough deburring applications – faster than ever before! The conformability of its fibre web makes it easier for operators to apply just the right amount of pressure, so there’s less chance of over-cutting or damaging the part.

Power Tools

Whether you are cutting, grinding, blending or finishing, 3M offers a line of quality air and electric Power tools designed to optimise tool and abrasive performance. Advanced design features increase operator comfort and each tool is balanced for superior results when used with 3M abrasives and accessories from our existing range. All tools are backed by a 12 month warranty and comprehensive servicing arrangements.

3M™ Air-Powered Random Orbital Sanders
  • Impressive power-to-weight ratio
  • Ergonomically designed for improved operator comfort with different grip sizes for better control
  • Precision balanced back-up pad helps reduce vibration for smoother running
  • Available with central or self-generated vacuum systems, and large shroud sizing for increased dust extraction efficiency
  • Choice of orbit diameter (2.5mm or 5mm)

3M Best Performers :

  • 3M™ Air-Powered Random Orbital Sanders
3M™ Electric Angle Grinders

Shorter processing times, improved productivity. The new 3M™ Electric Angle Grinder is designed to work hand-in-hand with high quality 3M™ Abrasives and Accessories as a comprehensive system. Get a grip on your grinding applications with a powerful motor for a professional finish and a custom engineered handle for reduced vibration and greater comfort.

3M Best Performers :

  • 3M™ Electric Angle Grinders
3M™ Electric Polisher

Intelligent design, a smarter way of working. The new 3M™ Electric Polisher is engineered to work hand-in-hand with the 3M™ Compounds, Pads and Accessories you already trust. It’s the right choice to make any job shine with an innovative body design that keeps the pad contamination-free and an impressive power to weight ratio for improved comfort and performance.

3M Best Performers :

  • 3M™ Electric Polisher
3M™ Elite Series

The new 3M™ Elite Series Sander series delivers optimised and user-friendly design. A wide range of tools for a large variety of applications offering the user comfort as well as durability. In a system with 3M consumables, accessories and dust extraction units, 3M is now offering an ideal total solution.

3M™ Electric Random Orbital Sander

Compact size, comfortable to use and a long lasting motor. These are the key features of the new 3M™ electric Random Orbital Sander. An electric tool with the size of an air tool is a major innovation with this range of tools. For the user this means they are easy to handle and easy to use.

3M Best Performers :

  • 3M™ Electric Random Orbital Sander
Sanding and Finishing Solutions - 3M™ Hookit™ Discs
  • Core to the range are our sanding discs with 3M ™ Hookit ™ attachment.
  • At 3M we listen to the needs of our customers and offer a wide selection of abrasive discs to cover most markets, applications.
  • Illustrated here is a selection of our most popular products which show the breadth of performance, grades and hole patterns available.
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