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Abrasives for Rail Manufacturing and Refurbishment

Abrasives that transform your business

  • Whether you are manufacturing or refurbishing in the rail industry, with 3M you are buying into over 100 years of expert heritage. Combine this with cutting edge proprietary technology such as the revolutionary Precision‑Shaped Grain ceramic mineral used in 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives and you have the cornerstones of our service to you – delivering the best products, trusted the world over. Our unrivalled expertise in people and products will help you protect your workforce and realise productivity improvements throughout the manufacturing or refurbishment process.

  • Abrasives reinvented

    Using unique Precision-Shaped Grain technology, 3M Cubitron II
    will transform your cutting, grinding and sanding processes.

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3M’s proprietary Precision-Shaped Grain technology acts like a cutting tool, slicing through metal like a knife. The material is continuously self-sharpening, as points break off during use to expose new sharp edges – slicing cleaner and faster, staying cooler and lasting many times longer than conventional grain types.

  • Illustration of the Cubitron precision-shaped grain

    Precision-Shaped Grain in 3M Cubitron ll abrasives slice through metal cleaner and faster.

    • Cooler operation
    • Clean cut
    • Lasts much longer
  • Illustration of conventional ceramic grain

    Conventional ceramic grain is irregular and “ploughs” through the metal

    • Heat build-up
    • Slower cutting
    • Shorter life

Abrasives applied to your workshop…

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3M Precision-Shaped Grain technology in Cubitron™ II abrasives takes productivity to a whole new level. When compared to traditional products made with aluminium oxide, zirconia or ceramic grain, 3M Cubitron II abrasives cut faster and last longer.

  • Meaning less wear and tear on your operators.
  • More material removed by the same amount of effort.
  • Improved productivity.

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  • Our Cubitron™ II abrasives deliver fast cut rates and long service life thanks to the use of 3M Precision-Shaped Grain. This engineered grain continuously forms sharp points and edges that slice through metal substrates, delivering fast cutting action compared to conventional abrasives. Cubitron™ II abrasives wear evenly, run cool and provide super-long life and consistency. This makes them ideal for cutting, grinding, deburring and other aggressive metalworking applications.

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    3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Brand

    Our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives are designed to deliver a consistently fast, yet forgiving cut that won’t significantly change the shape or dimension of the workpiece. Unique, nonwoven construction helps prevent loading, undercutting and gouging, even around contoured shapes and corners. This makes Scotch-Brite™ abrasives ideal for finishing, blending, deburring, paint or rust removal and more.

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    3M™ Trizact™ Brand

    Our 3M™ Trizact™ abrasives are designed to deliver consistent quality in finishing work. Featuring precisely patterned structures filled with sharp abrasive grains, Trizact™ abrasives deliver more consistent finishes and cut-rates, a longer useful lifespan and cooler working temperatures than conventional abrasives. This predictable performance results in lower part-rejection rates, higher productivity and more consistent quality in your end products.


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