3M introduces 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 3M says reinvents the
With Cubitron II abrasives, 3M says, 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, 3M says, the abrasives can help reduce operator fatigue and increase
“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, 3M says, helps Cubitron II abrasives slice cleaner and faster, stay
cooler, and last longer than conventional wheels.
Cubitron II abrasives offer performance that 3M says
dramatically surpasses that of traditional grinding wheels made with aluminum
oxide, alumina zirconia or ceramic grain.
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.
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,” Cunningham said.