3M products multiply.
3M has several new products made by applying Cubitron, or a special
grinding aid, or both to existing product lines. The grinding aid is
typically a material such as a metal phosphate added to the patented
supersize coating of coated abrasives during manufacture to enhance
performance in grinding titanium, stainless steel, or other metal. The
products include the new 577F belt, targeted for stainless steels and
nickel alloys at low pressures; 964F belts, designed for high pressure
applications and special metals; and 967 belts, which are best for
heat-sensitive and difficult-to-grind materials. The Fibre Disc 501C
incorporates a grinding aid to improve performance with a variety of
metals and makes the product more competitive with type 27 wheels. The
new Scotch-Brite RS incorporates Cubitron abrasives in a nonwoven product for the first time.