Where performance meets quality. 3M™ Vitrified Bond V450
Where performance meets quality.

3M™ Vitrified Grinding Wheels

3M™ Vitrified Bond V450: Upgraded for higher performance.

  • Advanced 3M grinding solutions just took another step forward. Achieve your performance goals with the upgraded 3M™ Vitrified Bond V450. Compared to standard bonds, these 3M™ Vitrified Grinding Wheels cut faster, last longer, run cooler and can lead to substantial cost savings while meeting the most demanding quality expectations.

    Ready to learn how this technology can improve your processes? Contact your local 3M Precision Grinding and Finishing experts today.


  • The science of a better bond.

    The science of a better bond.

    When it comes to bond volume, less is more. While bond is necessary to hold abrasive grains together in a grinding wheel, the bond itself does not grind. It does, however, generate pressure and friction which may lead to thermal damage on the surface of the part. Reducing the volume of bond in a grinding wheel matrix can help combat these issues and expose more active mineral grains, improving performance.

    Our upgraded V450 vitrified bond features larger pores without compromising hardness structure and allows for a stronger bond with a lower bond volume. This results in more active minerals in the grinding wheel, which can include monocrystalline, white and pink aluminum oxides (Al2O3).

     

    When it comes to bond volume, less is more. While bond is necessary to hold abrasive grains together in a grinding wheel, the bond itself does not grind. It does, however, generate pressure and friction which may lead to thermal damage on the surface of the part. Reducing the volume of bond in a grinding wheel matrix can help combat these issues and expose more active mineral grains, improving performance.

    Our upgraded V450 vitrified bond features larger pores without compromising hardness structure and allows for a stronger bond with a lower bond volume. This results in more active minerals in the grinding wheel, which can include monocrystalline, white and pink aluminum oxides (Al2O3).

     


A Stronger Bond

A stronger bond with better anchorage of the grains into the bonding matrix.

Larger Pores

3M™ Vitrified Bond V450 Wheels have larger pores without compromising hardness structure.

More Active Minerals

Thanks to lower bond volume, wheels contain more active aluminum oxide minerals.

  • The science of a better bond.

    The science of a better bond.

    When it comes to bond volume, less is more. While bond is necessary to hold abrasive grains together in a grinding wheel, the bond itself does not grind. It does, however, generate pressure and friction which may lead to thermal damage on the surface of the part. Reducing the volume of bond in a grinding wheel matrix can help combat these issues and expose more active mineral grains, improving performance.

    Our upgraded V450 vitrified bond features larger pores without compromising hardness structure and allows for a stronger bond with a lower bond volume. This results in more active minerals in the grinding wheel, which can include monocrystalline, white and pink aluminum oxides (Al2O3).

    When it comes to bond volume, less is more. While bond is necessary to hold abrasive grains together in a grinding wheel, the bond itself does not grind. It does, however, generate pressure and friction which may lead to thermal damage on the surface of the part. Reducing the volume of bond in a grinding wheel matrix can help combat these issues and expose more active mineral grains, improving performance.

    Our upgraded V450 vitrified bond features larger pores without compromising hardness structure and allows for a stronger bond with a lower bond volume. This results in more active minerals in the grinding wheel, which can include monocrystalline, white and pink aluminum oxides (Al2O3).


A Stronger Bond

A stronger bond with lower bond volume exposes more active mineral grains.

Larger Pores

3M™ Vitrified Bond V450 Wheels have larger pores without compromising hardness structure.

More Active Minerals

Thanks to lower bond volume, wheels contain more active aluminum oxide mineral.

A Stronger Bond

A stronger bond with lower bond volume exposes more active mineral grains.

Larger Pores

3M™ Vitrified Bond V450 Wheels have larger pores without compromising hardness structure.

More Active Minerals

Thanks to lower bond volume, wheels contain more active aluminum oxide mineral.

The science of a better bond.

When it comes to bond volume, less is more. While bond is necessary to hold abrasive grains together in a grinding wheel, the bond itself does not grind. It does, however, generate pressure and friction which may lead to thermal damage on the surface of the part. Reducing the volume of bond in a grinding wheel matrix can help combat these issues and expose more active mineral grains, improving performance.

Our upgraded V450 vitrified bond features larger pores without compromising hardness structure and allows for a stronger bond with a lower bond volume. This results in more active minerals in the grinding wheel, which can include monocrystalline, white and pink aluminum oxides (Al2O3).


Meeting your demanding expectations.

Compared to standard bonds, 3M™ Vitrified Bond V450 offers significant improvements in product life and quality. Wheels with this upgraded bond last up to 20% longer than regular wheels while delivering very stable and repetitive grinding performance throughout the life of the wheel. They cut faster and require less dressing, helping manufacturers realize substantial cost-per-part improvements. And thanks to the lower bond volume required, wheels with the V450 bond run cooler to help prevent thermal damage in extreme grinding conditions. When quality is essential, these wheels reach the finest surface roughness standards and can grind the tightest profiles and shapes.

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    Lasts Longer

     

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    Runs Cooler

     

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    Cuts Faster

     

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    Less Dressing

     

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    Cost Savings

     

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    Stable Quality

     

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    Prevent Burning Risks

     

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    When Quality Matters

     


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    Helping you meet your productivity and sustainability goals.

    3M Precision Grinding and Finishing experts are a reliable partner in meeting your goals for productivity and sustainability.

    Upgraded 3M™ Vitrified Bond V450 formulation with sustainable raw materials can be manufactured through most modern production equipment, and running our production requires less energy.

    Our kilns employ the latest technologies for enhanced monitoring of the overall sintering process and for related temperatures cycle management, which allows for very repetitive and stable product characteristics.


Prioritized Industries

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    Gear Manufacturing

    V450 is used in grinding wheels to manufacture planetary gears, automotive and E-drive gears and gears for general industry.

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    Powertrain

    Great for use on turbo chargers, rear axles, precision pins, valves, camshafts and crankshafts.

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    Bearing

    Use this upgraded bond to boost performance in grinding outer rings, inner rings and rollers in the bearing industry

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    Turbine Manufacturing

    Turbine manufacturers can take advantage of the V450 bond when producing blades, vanes and segments.


Featured Applications

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    Gear Grinding

    Useful across gear grinding applications including threaded, single rib and bevel gear grinding.

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    OD and ID Grinding

    Take advantage of V450 bonds in cylindrical OD grinding, plunge grinding, profile grinding and ID grinding.

  • Surface and Creep-feed Grinding
    Surface and Creep-feed Grinding

    Optimize your surface grinding, creep-feed grinding and high-speed reciprocating.

  • Centerless Grinding
    Centerless Grinding

    Our upgraded V450 bonds can be formulated for use in high-performance wheels for centerless grinding.


Contact us.

If you’re curious about custom abrasive solutions, we can help. Fill out our contact form, start a chat or call 1-866-279-1235 and our precision grinding and finishing experts can get you what you need.

If you’re curious about custom abrasive solutions, we can help. Fill out our contact form, start a chat or call 1-866-279-1235 and our precision grinding and finishing experts can get you what you need.


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