Military shipyard workers treating and preventing ship corrosion.

Keeping our military ships mission ready

When water and metal mix, corrosion can happen and that’s a constant battle for our fleet of US military ships. We’re here to help.


Onboarding the best metalworking, painting and safety systems

  • At the heart of your ship maintenance program is metalworking – something 3M has focused on for over 100 years. We invented abrasives to help you cut, grind, finish and polish more efficiently – and we continue to innovate for you. Superior products like 3M™ Cubitron™ II fast-cutting, long-lasting abrasives and Scotch-Brite™ Clean and Strip XT Pro and XT Pro Extra coating removal discs that change out quick and deliver new levels of performance can be the keys to saving time and money in your maintenance operations. Explore how you can utilize 3M science to get the job done better and faster.

  • The right surface preparation tools and innovative paint spraying equipment make all the difference when taking a surface from blemished to beautiful. Tools like the 3M™ Performance Industrial Spray Gun that’s lightweight and uses less solvent when cleaning and our wide range of masking tapes that are strong, waterproof and remove cleanly give your crew a smarter way to prep and paint. Explore innovative 3M products that help streamline painting interior spaces or smaller boats that support ship maintenance efforts.

  • Cutting, grinding, welding, finishing, polishing, painting and more. You take on the tough jobs and we know safety is your #1 priority. That’s why it’s important to put the very best in 3M hearing protection, eye protection, reusable respirators, powered and supplied air respirators and fall protection solutions to work for you. Find how to get the Science of Safety on your side.

Help prevent and eliminate ship corrosion

  • A military ship worker wearing 3M personal protective equipment while treating and preventing ship corrosion.

    Combatting corrosion takes grit

    Your crew is hanging high above water or land, grinding rusted metal away so your ship can be repaired. Two things are imperative: 1) your workers need the very best 3M safety equipment and 2) they need optimized tools to get the work done fast and right. Think about this—3M™ Cubitron™ ll grinding wheels are engineered to cut up to 2X faster than competitive products. What is your crew’s time worth? We can help put a dollar value on your time savings with this Metalworking Time Savings Calculator. What will you do with extra time?

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