ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
Cubitron II flap discs capitalize on 3M’s proprietary precision-shaped
grain technology to provide superior cut rates, while the irregular
shapes of conventional ceramic abrasive grains “plow” through metal,
resulting in heat buildup, slower cutting and shorter life,
precision-shaped grains are uniformly sized triangular structures that
are evenly distributed onto the backing, allowing them to slice through
the substrate. They also continuously fracture during use to form sharp
points and edges.
With this technology, the flap disc requires significantly less pressure
than competitive products, reducing operator fatigue. In fact, other
abrasives require up to three times the amount of pressure to match the
cut of the Cubitron II abrasives. 3M’s revolutionary technology helps
the abrasive last longer, prolonging the life of the disc. With faster
cutting and prolonged disc life, shop owners can also enjoy the benefits
of increased throughput and reduced abrasive costs.
In addition to the precision-shaped grain breakthrough, Cubitron II flap
discs also feature a uniquely designed backing that enables controlled,
even wear, allowing for full utilization of the disc with no premature
dulling or glazing. The versatile discs work in low-, medium-, and
high-pressure applications, helping simplify shop inventory. A grinding
aid also assists in keeping the product cool while grinding on stainless
steel and heat-sensitive metals.
“Precision-shaped grain technology has been enthusiastically received in
our belts, fiber discs and bonded wheels, and we’re excited to bring it
now to flap disc applications,” said Dan Cunningham, director of sales
and marketing, 3M Abrasive Systems. “With increased productivity,
prolonged abrasive life and a smoother cut, this technology is another
big breakthrough for operators and shop owners.”
To learn more about Cubitron II abrasives, visit www.3M.com/cubitron2.
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