About Weld Grinding for Metalworking

  • Weld grinding is an important step in any metalworking process. Cleanly removing the excess weld metal requires an abrasive that can be used both quickly and carefully. Fortunately, 3M has weld grinding solutions for every project and skill level. Our fast cutting 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives can help you maximize your production speed, while our innovative flap discs can help you achieve a smooth finish without overcutting. No matter what level you’re at, there is a 3M weld grinding solution for you.

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Abrasive solutions for Weld Preparation
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Abrasive solutions for Weld Preparation
and Stock Removal by 3M.
Are you interested?

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Get stuff done with 3M abrasives.

Abrasive solutions for Weld Preparation
and Stock Removal by 3M.
Are you interested?

Ask our expert

Get stuff done with 3M abrasives.

See our Weld Grinding Products in Action

  • Weld grinding on mild carbon steel with 3M Cubitron II product

    Weld Grind Mild-Carbon Steel 3M™ Cubitron™ II Products

    3M has you covered with our leading line of weld grinding products. 3M™ Cubitron™ II Fibre Disc 982C is an excellent go-to product for weld grinding, especially when speed is key. The 3M™ Cubitron™ II Flap Disc 969F delivers a fine finish, and is very user friendly, while our 3M™ Cubitron™ II Depressed Center Grinding Wheel is great for heavy welds.

  • Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro Disc for Weld Preparation

    Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro Disc for Weld Preparation

    Features silicon carbide abrasive mineral incorporated into an open nylon web. Our discs effectively remove rust, paint, mill scale, coatings and adhesives from surfaces without significantly altering the base material.

  • Robotic Weld Grinding with a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Disc

    Watch a robot armed with a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Roloc™ Disc 984F make quick work of weld grinding. Weld grinding can be physically demanding and time-consuming – but it doesn’t have to be. By using a robot with force control and a long-lasting, fast-cutting abrasive disc, you can improve productivity and part consistency.


Featured Resources for Weld Grinding

  • 3M™ Game On Fibre Disc Resources

    With 3M Fibre Discs, you get a disc that cuts faster, lasts longer and requires less grinding pressure than conventional abrasives. That means less operator fatigue, faster throughput and more parts per disc when tackling high pressure grinding applications.

  • 3M™ Cubitron™ II Product Range

    3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives have revolutionised the cutting and grinding process. They're faster cutting, longer lasting and offer improved safety in comparison to conventional abrasive wheels.

  • 3M™ Cubitron™ Cutting & Grinding Resources

    This application guide highlights some of the more common applications within the metal fabrication process and the most effective industry leading 3M™ Cubitron™ products for the task.

  • 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Clean & Strip XT Pro Discs Resources

    When you upgrade to these new Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro Discs, you’ll feel the difference in your hands and see the difference on the metal. They quickly remove rust, paint and other coatings to prepare surfaces for the next step.



  • Abrasive Belts for Metal

    Sanding belts for grinding, dimensioning, finishing and polishing a wide variety of metals. Each belt is constructed using high quality materials and is specifically tailored to work on whatever substrate you may need. So whether you need to reach inside a small metal part, or cover a wide metal surface (aluminium, brass, bronze...), we have a metalworking belt to help you make the job easier.

  • Abrasive Discs for Metal

    Our selection of sanding and grinding discs for metal brings the quality and performance of 3M abrasives to a variety of hand-held applications. Whether you are removing large welds, or carefully finishing a custom piece, we have the metal grinding discs to help you complete the job quickly and easily.

  • Abrasive Wheels for Metal

    From fast cutting and aggressive grinding to generating a final finish. We help you select the metalworking wheels to cover almost every step of the metal working process you are performing. We have innovative wheels for grinding, cutting, deburring, finishing, polishing and surface preparation on any metal substrate.


Abrasive hazards

  • Airborne particles

    Airborne particles

    • Airborne particles are potentially hazardous to workers through contact with exposed skin or eyes, and especially by inhalation.
    • Adequate and suitable respiratory protection should be determined, based upon a risk assessment including an evaluation of the level of exposure, occupational exposure limits, and on what specific task and worker requirements.
    • Related processes may also include welding fume and/or gases used.
  • Noise 3M

    Noise

    • Depending on the specific operation, noise levels can range from moderate to very high reaching up to 120dB(A).
    • Grinding, for example, can result in noise levels in the range of 97 – 105dB(A). Repeated daily personal noise exposure above LEP,d 85dB(A) can lead to permanent hearing loss and tinnitus.
    • Almost anyone working in a metal fabrication environment is likely to be exposed to harmful noise level.
    • In addition to protecting against harmful effects of noise, it is vital to maintain situational awareness so that important warning signals can be heard such as fire alarm and moving vehicles, for example.
  • Hand-arm vibration

    Hand-arm vibration

    • The risk of vibration-related injury is associated with tasks that require excessive bending of the wrists or time on tool.
    • Prolonged exposure to vibration can cause damage to blood vessels, nerves and tendons in fingers, hands and wrists, leaving the sufferer with reduced sensitivity, strength and dexterity.

Resources for Weld Grinding


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