Science-based company 3M has integrated its innovative Precision Shaped Grain (PSG) technology into a brand new sanding disc which can last up to six times longer than conventional A/0 80 Grit, according to the Abrasive Systems Division.
In six minute removal tests carried out by 3M, the new Cubitron II Sanding Disc has also been shown to remove twice as much material as conventional A/0 80 Grit.*
The new Cubitron II brand Hookit Clean Sanding Film Disc 775L are an addition to the Hookit Range of Abrasive Discs by 3M. Their grades range from 80+ to 120+ and can be used on a variety of surfaces, including wood, paint, metal and composites, meaning that they are ideal for the metal fabrication and woodworking industries.
PSG is an innovative technology that is designed to cut faster and last longer than traditional abrasives. As the triangular shaped grain abrades, it continually fractures to form sharp points that slice through the substrate and wear evenly. Conventional grains are irregularly shaped which means they ‘plough’ through metal and cause a build-up of heat resulting in a slower cutting rate. This can also directly affect product durability, potentially resulting in shorter life.
Nigel Willcock, Technical Specialist at 3M Abrasive Systems Division said: “Science is behind everything we do at 3M and developing a sanding disc with the PSG technology was a clear-cut next step for the Cubitron II Product Range. Each product is developed with the customer in mind and we strive to innovate the way they work every day.”
The Cubitron II brand Hookit Clean Sanding Film Disc 775L are part of a wider range of 3M abrasives, sanding tools and accessories to assist productivity, whilst saving cost and improving the quality of surface modification operations.