ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
“This technology is the most important change in abrasives in the last
20 years,” said Dan Cunningham, Director Sales and Marketing, 3M
Abrasive Systems. “We’ve utilized 3M’s core technology platforms to
create products that enable customers to produce more each day, while
also helping reduce the impact on their workers.”
Conventional ceramic abrasive grains are irregular in shape, and work by
“plowing” through metal, which can cause heat buildup, slower cutting
and shorter life. But the precision-shaped grains in Cubitron II
grinding wheels continuously fracture to form sharp points and edges.
This technology helps Cubitron II abrasives slice cleaner and faster,
stay cooler, and last longer than conventional wheels.
Cubitron II abrasives offer performance that dramatically surpasses that
of traditional grinding wheels made with aluminum oxide, alumina
zirconia or ceramic grain. In fact, competitive products require up to
three times the amount of pressure to match the cut of Cubitron II
abrasives. With the advantages of 3M’s technology, operators are
subjected to less wear and tear, and can remove more material with the
same amount of effort. It all adds up to improved productivity, achieved
in a way that is good for the business and for workers. In fact,
3M has created a tribute video to grinder operators, “Grindstone
Cowboy,” which can be seen at www.3mcubitron2.com/rocks
“Operators have a tough job, so it’s our hope that 3M’s new Cubitron II
bonded abrasives can make it easier on them, while still performing
exceptionally on the shop floor,” continued Cunningham.
A wide variety of industries stand to benefit from these advancements,
including ship building; structural steel; general metal fabrication;
oil and gas; and agriculture, industrial and construction machinery.
Cubitron II abrasives offer potential for operators in all of these
fields to easily increase efficiency.
To learn more about Cubitron II abrasives, visit www.3M.com/cubitron2.
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