Think of all the ways our businesses have benefited from innovation in the past decade alone. Advancements in technology have enabled us to increase productivity, create safer working environments, cut material and production costs, and do more work with fewer people. Now, 3MTM has delivered innovation tailored to help you realize all those benefits from one product- CubitronTM II abrasives.
Abrasives probably aren’t the first product category you think of when it comes to innovation. For decades, even high-end abrasives haven’t changed all that much in form, function, or design. But 3M recognized the lifespan of conventional abrasives to be a major drain on productivity in high-usage environments. They set out to create a solution that produces less heat and spark, requires less time and effort to achieve optimal results, and ultimately cuts labor and materials costs.
How effective is it? We had a customer recently try the 3MTM CubitronTM II abrasives in their facility. Relative to the abrasive wheel they were using, they were able to cut both grinding time and usage by 75%, making their grinding wheel 2.5x more productive than it had been in the past!
Precision Shaped Grains Raise the Bar
So what enables the 3M Cubitron II to deliver at a level no other abrasive is able to match? It comes down to the 3M Precision-Shaped Grain technology. Precision-Shaped Grain is designed with sharp, angular structures that continuously fracture to form sharp points. Most conventional abrasives generate excessive heat that shortens its lifespan. Thanks to these clean, sharp points, the Cubitron II quality abrasives slice faster, run cooler, and last considerably longer than conventional abrasives.
This proprietary design makes each rotation of the wheel significantly more efficient than with conventional abrasives. It removes more material from the surface you’re working on and it produces considerably less heat, which prevents the abrasive from deteriorating as quickly. The Precision-Shaped Grain design of the Cubitron II enables a longer product life and decreases production time lost to changeouts. So while these quality abrasives come with a slightly higher price point, you more than make up for it in increased productivity and uptime.
Ideal Applications for 3M Cubitron II Quality Abrasives
Technically speaking, anyone who is using abrasives in any capacity could experience the advantages of 3M Cubitron II abrasives. But these products are particularly created for professionals who spend four or more hours of their day grinding or cutting with abrasives to experience the most dramatic upside of this product.
If cutting and grinding aren’t primary tasks for your team members, we offer a variety of high-quality, lighter-duty abrasives that could be a more affordable solution and serve your needs effectively.
If you’re somewhere in the middle and trying to determine what benefits you could realize by making the switch, 3M has developed a valuable time savings calculator that utilizes your inputs to determine the breadth opportunity for your company to switch to Cubitron II products.
Try 3M Cubitron II Abrasives Risk-Free
Are you ready to experience the difference for yourself? Reach out to find out how 3M Cubitron II abrasives could impact your team’s speed and productivity! Once we understand your applications and needs, we can offer you a free trial of these high-quality abrasives so you can put them to the test with your team and in your environment. Contact your account manager or reach out to your nearest branch location today to take the first step.