Abrasives Automation and Robotics.

Robotic deburring and finishing are exciting opportunities for manufacturers to increase productivity and mitigate the challenges of a shrinking workforce. But with the excitement of robotic abrasives comes risks, challenges and unknowns. 3M is a trusted leader in robotic material removal. With decades of experience partnering with system integrators and robot manufacturers – and as a leader in abrasives for robots and abrasives automation – we can help you navigate the process with confidence.


Robot grinding a boat propeller with an abrasive belt

Abrasives automation.

Boost productivity and increase part quality with 3M robotic abrasives.

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Robotic abrasives automation - resources and tools

  • Robot grinding a weld with a fiber disc

    Travel the path to robotic finishing.

    Automating an abrasive operation can be complicated. That’s why we’ve developed a set of resources and tools to help guide you through the process, from concept to robotic cell.

    Whether you’re just starting to consider robotic abrasives or you’re ready to select an abrasive belt, disc or wheel for an existing cell, our robotics resources page has what you need to travel the path to automation.

    Robotics Resources


Watch 3M™ abrasives make the most of automation.

Not sure if your process can be automated? Or maybe you're just curious what robotic deburring looks like. Watch the video simulations below to see what robots are capable of when they're equipped with 3M™ abrasives.

  • Weld Spatter Removal with a Scotch-Brite™ Brush
    Weld Spatter Removal with a Scotch-Brite™ Brush
  • Roof Ditch Blending with a Scotch-Brite™ Wheel
    Roof Ditch Blending with a Scotch-Brite™ Wheel
  • Weld Leveling with Robotics using 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives
    Robotic Weld Grinding with a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Disc
  • Robotic Deburring with a Scotch-Brite™ Wheel
    Robotic Deburring with a Scotch-Brite™ Wheel
  • Polishing with Scotch Brite 645DC Diamond Unitized Wheel Video
    Robotic Polishing with a 3M™ Trizact™ Belt
  • Robotic Degating with a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Belt
    Robotic Degating with a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Belt

See the best abrasive products for automation.

PRODUCTS FOR ROBOTIC ABRASIVES

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