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Metal Fabrication

Abrasive systems to help build the future of metalworking.

  • Keep your metal fabrication shop performing at its best with world-class industrial abrasives and application support. We’re proud of our history of innovating and revolutionizing the industry to make your job easier, safer and more comfortable – and we’re excited about what’s yet to come. From grinding to polishing and everything between, 3M abrasives will help you take your shop to the next level, now and in the future.

  •  Person cutting metal with a hand held grinder with sparks being emitted.

    You only get one shot to cut your metal parts the way you want them, and it sets the bar for the rest of your work. 3M designs innovative abrasive solutions for cutting steel pipes, tubes, sheets, bars and other unique cutting applications like pipe notching.

  • Person grinding metal with a hand held grinder with sparks being emitted.

    Weld grinding, Coatings and Rust removal is an important step in many metal fabrication processes, and cleanly removing the excess weld metal requires an abrasive that can be used both quickly and carefully.

  • Person deburring a large metal cylinder with a hand held deburrer with sparks being emitted.

    With sharp metal burrs and edges on every stamped and lasered metal part, speed and finesse is important. 3M offers a wide selection of deburring abrasives to use on metalworking projects of any size or shape.

Featured Solutions for Cutting Metal

  • 3M™ Cut-Off Wheel Tool has been engineered for operator comfort in demanding metal cutting applications, featuring 3M™ Gripping Material on the grip for a secure hold and enhanced control with less effort. A 360° rotatable safety guard provides maximum surface visibility and a safety lever throttle helps prevent accidental starting.

  • For those who know time is money, choose this Premium Series 3M™ Cubitron™ II Cut-Off Wheel powered by 3M Precision-Shaped Grain.

Featured Solutions for Grinding - Weld Grinding, Coatings and Rust Removal

  • We engineered our 3M™ Grinders to power abrasives and accessories — making your cutting, grinding, blending or finishing jobs fast, easy and efficient.

  • Exceptionally fast-cutting and long-lasting rigid bonded wheel for heavy weld removal and other heavy-duty grinding applications. This grinding wheel works well on almost all materials and is specially formulated for use on stainless steel, mild steel, and aerospace alloys.

  • Effectively removes rust, paint, mill scale, coatings and adhesives from surfaces without significantly altering the base material. The high-strength fibers are highly conformable, resist chunking and loading, and perform well on the edges of a workpiece.

  • Perfect for moderate to heavy stock removal as well as finishing, ceramic abrasives are built to cut fast and handle intense heat and stress applications.

Featured Solutions for Deburring and Weld Cleaning

  • A straight-shaft tool ideal for heavyweight applications such as stock removal and weld leveling. Designed for continuous use with features that enhance operator comfort and control.

  • 3M™ Cubitron™ II Roloc™ Durable Edge Disc 984F offers a superior solution for tackling medium to high pressure grinding applications when a smaller-sized disc is needed. It excels in stainless steel, cobalt chrome, and nickel alloy applications.

  • The Scotch-Brite™ Roloc™ Surface Conditioning Disc combines our durable, non-woven disc with the efficient 3M™ Roloc™ quick-change attachment system for an effective disc that cleans, finishes, blends, and deburrs. Our non-woven fiber construction conforms well to help preserve irregular or contoured surfaces and the Roloc™ backing supports the disc for aggressive cutting.

Additional Solutions

  • 3M™ Welding and Spark Deflection Paper helps protect vertical surfaces from damage caused by welding spatter and grinding sparks. Our flame-retardant paper comes with adhesive backing for easy application to vertical surfaces. The adhesive backing allows for easy repositioning of the spark deflection paper as needs change at a work site.

  • Our 3M™ High Performance Welding Drape is a unique fabric that provides protection from welding spatter and grinding sparks. This fire resistant drape withstands extreme heat, sparks and spatter without burning through.

Metal Fabrication Resources

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