Industry Spotlight | Powertrain

Manufacturers in the powertrain market demand precise, reliable abrasive products for many substrates and applications. Since each component goes through multiple process steps – from gear grinding to microfinishing – powertrain manufacturers need a partner who can deliver an abrasive solution for each stage.

3M offers one of the world’s most exhaustive portfolios of precision abrasives for grinding and finishing powertrain components. This portfolio includes industry leading abrasive solutions along with unparalleled technical service and support.

Conventional Abrasives | 3M Precision Grinding and Finishing

Durability and precision are crucial in the gear, turbine and powertrain industries. For many in these industries conventional bonded abrasives with ceramic, aluminum oxide or silicon carbide mineral can serve as a precise and cost-effective solution. 3M offers a wide range of custom conventional abrasives for precision grinding, microfinishing and every process step in-between.

3M™ Cubitron™ II Gear grinding application
Conventional abrasives. Advanced technology.

Cost-effective abrasives for precision grinding and finishing.

  • 3M Precision-Shaped Grain is the revolutionary technology behind our 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives. The uniformly sized triangles of ceramic aluminum oxide are designed to fracture as they wear, continually forming sharp points and edges that slice cleanly through metal. These sharp cutting edges use less energy than traditional ceramic wheels, while diverting heat away from the workpiece. These free-cutting properties, combined with superior service life, can help improve efficiency and drive down costs.

  • Automotive powertrain diagram with tires and frame
    Featured Industries

    3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives can be found in demanding applications across many precision grinding industries:

    • Gear
    • Turbine
    • Powertrain
  • Hard metal tool profiles
    Featured Substrates

    Conventional precision abrasives featuring 3M Precision-Shaped Grain are a great solution for many hard metals, including:

    • Superalloy
    • Tool steel
    • High speed steel

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