3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 463FC is designed with an engineered silicon carbide grain resin-bonded to a waterproof, durable YF-weight cloth backing. This belt is made for operations run with coolant when finishing and polishing carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, zirconium and titanium parts.
Engineered silicon carbide abrasive grain cuts fast for high throughput
Designed for Centerless, Cylindrical and Flat Finishing
Commonly used for final finishing and polishing of cylindrical and flat metal parts, our 3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 463FC is easily distinguished by the distinctive hexagonal mineral pattern on its surface.
To achieve precise surface parameters, the size, shape and surface of the abrasive mineral is key to success. Irregular mineral size and shape can scratch or gouge and perform less reliably. That's why we constructed this belt with Trizact silicon carbide mineral. 3M Trizact belts feature an engineered surface of three-dimensional composite structures. As these structures wear, fresh mineral is delivered constantly and evenly to the work surface, so cut and finish remain consistent and predictable throughout the life of the belt.
A durable YF-weight polyester cloth backing is made for operations run with coolant. Coolants serve to clean away debris and maintain work quality, stabilize part dimensions and to extend abrasive life.
Sharp Mineral for a Smooth Finish
Silicon carbide is a sharp, narrow and hard abrasive grain that fractures easily. The benefit of this "friability" is that freshly sharp edges are continuously exposed to the work surface. This grain penetrates challenging metals and cuts faster under light pressure to meet geometrical and quality specifications.
For final finishing and polishing of rod, tube and pipe for nuclear energy, aerospace, hydraulic components, automotive components, medical, industrial equipment, this belt is available in micron-graded A45, A20, A10 and A6 in a variety of made-to-order forms. Belts wider than 25" require multiple splices.
Dimension and Finish
Final Finish and Polish
Centerless Grinding Sequence for Zirconium Tubing
In a centerless grinding application producing zirconium tubing for the nuclear industry, a product sequence of 463FC A45 (3 heads), A20 (2 heads), A6 resulted in belt life more than 2 times that of competitor agglomerate product, and a more consistent finish.
The Science of Precise Geometries
Our 3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 463FC complements 3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 363FC and 3M™ Trizact™ Cloth Belt 953FA, providing a set of tools to serve the needs of the aerospace, automotive, nuclear, architectural and other industries manufacturing products with critical geometrical tolerances.