13/6/11 – 3M Launches a New Range of Fibre Discs for Grinding
13 June 2011
Diversified technology company 3M has launched a new range of fibre discs which aim to increase productivity, throughput, comfort and grinding speed in a range of abrasive applications. 3M Cubitron II Fibre Discs use innovative 3M precision-shaped ceramic grain technology, with ultra-sharp fast-cutting points which wear evenly and run cooler than alternative products, with optimised mineral breakdown to maximise disc life. Each disc features triangular-shaped grain, electrostatically oriented to form sharp peaks which slice through metal, wearing evenly and providing long life and consistency at any grinding pressure.
The range comprises 987C discs for stainless steel and 982C for carbon and mild steel. Each is available in 36+, 60+ and 80+ grades, providing a complete solution for removal of weld, mill scale, surface imperfection, beveling and edge chamfering. The discs come in a range of diameters from 100mm (4”) up to 180mm (9 1/8”).
3M’s own research with customers shows that the discs generally last at least twice as long as conventional ceramic products, and up to five times as long as alumina zirconia products in some applications. Cut rates are faster too, more than twice those of some other fibre discs. Customer tests also showed that the same results could be achieved as with conventional products but with significantly less effort required by the operator.
Michael Irwin of 3M’s Abrasive Systems Division commented: “3M Cubitron II Fibre Discs draw on highly innovative technology to offer customers enhanced, more consistent performance and speedier throughput, while reducing operator effort and extending service life.”