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Abrasives Automation and Robotics

Robotic deburring and finishing are exciting opportunities for manufacturers to increase productivity and mitigate the challenges of a shrinking workforce. But with that excitement comes risks, challenges and unknowns. 3M is a trusted leader in robotic material removal. With decades of experience partnering with system integrators and robot manufacturers – and as a leader in abrasives for robots – we can help you navigate the automation process with confidence.

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Robot grinding a boat propeller with an abrasive belt

Abrasives for Automation

Boost productivity. Increase part quality. Let us help you through the process.

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Resources and Tools | Abrasive Automation

  • Robot grinding a weld with a fiber disc

    Travel the path to automation.

    Automating an abrasive operation can be complicated. That’s why we developed a set of resources and tools to help guide you through the process, from concept to robotic cell.

    Whether you’re just starting to consider robotics or you’re ready to select an abrasive belt, disc or wheel for an existing cell, our robotics resources page has what you need to travel the path to automation.

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Watch 3M abrasives make the most of automation.

Not sure if your process can be automated? Or maybe you're just curious what robotic deburring looks like. Watch the video simulations below to see what robots are capable of when they're equipped with 3M abrasives.

  • Weld Spatter Removal with a Scotch-Brite™ Brush

    Weld Spatter Removal with a Scotch-Brite™ Brush

  • Roof Ditch Blending with a Scotch-Brite™ Wheel

    Roof Ditch Blending with a Scotch-Brite™ Wheel

  • Weld Leveling with Robotics using 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives

    Robotic Weld Grinding with a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Disc

  • Robotic Deburring with a Scotch-Brite™ Wheel

    Robotic Deburring with a Scotch-Brite™ Wheel

  • Polishing with Scotch Brite 645DC Diamond Unitized Wheel Video

    Robotic Polishing with a 3M™ Trizact™ Belt

  • Robotic Degating with a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Belt

    Robotic Degating with a 3M™ Cubitron™ II Belt

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See the best abrasive products for automation.


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Upcoming 3M Robotics Events

  • PushCorp, Inc. - Dallas, Texas logo

    PushCorp Open House: Dallas, TX, March 14, 2019)

    Join us at PushCorp headquarters in Dallas, TX. 3M Abrasives application engineers and other robotics experts will be on-site to discuss your abrasive processes.

  • Automate Tradeshow logo

    Automate Tradeshow: Chicago, IL, April 8-11, 2019

    3M Abrasives application engineers will be on-site with live robotics demos, ready for in-depth discussions. Come see us at booth 8947.

Let's Talk Automation

Ready to connect with a 3M abrasives expert? Our team is here to answer your questions about automated abrasive processes. Whether you're just starting to consider robotics in your operation, designing a robotic cell for your abrasive process, or making a final abrasive selection, let us help you get the most out of automation.

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