3M Cubitron II Technology for Weld Removal, Grinding, Paint Removal and Panel Cutting/Sectioning Helps Collision Repair Professionals Work Faster, More Efficiently
ST. PAUL, Minn. (July 18, 2014) – Heavy duty metal working can take its toll on tools, abrasive products and the collision repair professionals who use them. Key steps of the dis-assembly process like weld removal, grinding, panel cutting/sectioning and paint removal quickly wear down traditional abrasive discs and file belts, which means technicians have to repeatedly stop and replace them, and the limited life means technicians have to exert more effort to achieve the desired results.
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division continually studies the challenges that repair professionals face on the job to develop new products and solutions that improve performance and effectiveness. One such innovation, 3M™ Cubitron™ II, is an abrasive that has precision-shaped grains that form sharp peaks that easily “slice” through paint and filler. As the triangular shaped ceramic grain wears, it continuously fractures to form sharp points and edges that slice through paint and filler, wear evenly, provide long life, and leave a consistent finish.
First introduced as sanding discs, the technology is now applied to a full line of products for heavy metalworking, from roloc discs to fibre discs to cut-off wheels and file belts. The 3M Cubitron II
cutting and grinding products deliver outstanding performance for automotive body technicians — and re-write the rules for speed, consistency and disc life.
Compared to traditional abrasives, the 3M Cubitron II products cut through paint, welds and metals twice as fast, with double the life span, while leaving a finer finish.
“When the cycle time is critical, it pays to quickly and efficiently dis-assemble the vehicle for accurate estimates, parts ordering and repair planning,” said Marlyn Nelson, U.S. Marketing Manager, Abrasives
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “With the full line of 3M Cubitron II abrasive products, the repair professional has the most efficient cutting and grinding tools at their fingertips, which saves them time and money on the process.”
Cutting and Grinding Products Featuring 3M Cubitron II Technology
3M™ Cubitron™ II Fibre Roloc™ Discs: Designed for weld grinding and paint removal, the 3M Cubitron II technology delivers improved cut rate, cut life and durability. They are available in 36+, 60+ and 80+ grit and 2” and 3” discs.
3M™ Cubitron™ II Abrasive Fibre Discs: With improved cut rate and cut life for door skin removal, paint stripping and weld grinding, the fibre discs with 3M Cubitron II technology are available in 36+, 60+ and 80+ grit and 5” and 7” discs.
3M™ Cubitron™ II Cut-Off Wheel: For panel cutting and sectioning jobs, cut-off wheels with 3M Cubitron II discs cut faster and last longer. They are available in 1/25” and 1/16” — 3” discs.
3M™ Cubitron™ II File Belt – Created for spot weld removal and MIG weld finishing, the file belt tool with 3M Cubitron II cuts faster, lasts longer and runs cooler with less sparks on HSS. It is available in 36+ and 80+ grit – ½” x 3/8” sizes.
For more information, contact 1-877-MMM-CARS, contact your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sales Representative or visit the website at www.3Mcollision.com/products/
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