3M™ Flexible Diamond Roll 6456J

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Designed to finish hard-to-grind materials

Provides aggressive cut with reduced loading

Water-resistant backing

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Highlights
  • Designed to finish hard-to-grind materials
  • Provides aggressive cut with reduced loading
  • Water-resistant backing
  • Low stretch backing supports centerless grinding (in belt form)
  • Minimal caliper splice reduces splice thickness to reduce “splice bumping” during grinding
  • Multiple dot pattern designs help deliver a range of capabilities
  • Metal bond and durable YF weight backing provide strength and longevity
  • Custom sizing suits unique project needs

Built with 3M's lowest stretch backing, 3M™ Flexible Diamond 6456J excels at grinding and finishing hard-to-grind materials such as thermal sprays, carbides, ceramics, chilled iron, non-ferrous and others. Metal bonding of the diamond grain to the cloth backing ensures durability, and multiple open dot patterns deliver a range of capabilities from stock removal to finer surface finishes.

Designed for Centerless Grinding and Superfinishing
Combining the strength of a diamond mineral and a durable, water-resistant cloth backing, our 3M™ Flexible Diamond 6456J is built for processes requiring precision and excellent dimensional tolerance, such as centerless grinding and superfinishing. It features a very close to zero caliper splice, for centerless finishing where uniform belt thickness is essential, to avoid splice bumping.

This diamond abrasive excels at finishing on hard-to-grind surfaces including stone, glass, ceramic, metal, carbides and composites.

Learn more about abrasive solutions for hard-to-grind materials (PDF, 11.6 Mb)

Built Tough, Finishes Fine
We adhere the diamond abrasive on 3M™ Flexible Diamond 6456J using a metal bond. Compared to resin or vitrified bonds, metal bonds tend to be the most tough. These characteristics are combined with a low stretch water-resistant cloth backing to create a product well-suited for both centerless grinding and superfinishing.

Our Open Dot Pattern: What Does it Mean?
The open dot pattern on each 3M™ Flexible Diamond abrasive is designed to provide aggressive cutting action while also allowing consistent space for evacuation of stock particles during use. This helps reduce loading and prolongs the life of the abrasive surface without sacrificing cut rates.

3M™ Flexible Diamond Belts and Rolls
3M ID Backing Type Description
6003J VF Very flexible backing; available in rolls only.
6450J C More flexible than Type G. Best construction for short belts. Suitable for slack belt operations, such as glass seaming, hot roll finishing. Weldlok splice.
6451J G Low stretch, for use with contact wheels. Suitable for roll grinding. Use for roll finishing when closer caliper splice is required. Weldlok splice.
6454J V2S Most flexible backing. Used for lighter duty applications, such as blending and finishing contours.
6456J YFB Least amount of stretch of all backings. Excellent water resistance. Very close to zero caliper splice, for centerless finishing where caliper control is important. Use in roll form for superfinishing.
6457J VF Very flexible backing with moderate stretch. Ideal for use on contoured surfaces. Weldlok splice.


3M Flexible Diamond Abrasive Configurations
3M™ Flexible Diamond 6456J is built for processes requiring precision and excellent dimensional tolerance, such as centerless grinding and superfinishing.

3M™ Flexible Diamond 6456J is available in three open dot patterns for a range of uses. Pattern 18 is a small dot pattern equating to 25 pellets per inch Our B2 Pattern has medium dots with 17 pellets per inch, and is designed to deliver an aggressive cutting action with improved coolant flow and increased swarf removal. Pattern 21 is offered for grades 250µ and 300µ only. It utilizes larger dots to assist in applications where high stock removal is required and loading is an issue. Generally, the smaller dot patterns will be the least aggressive and produce finer finishes, whereas the larger dot patterns will be more aggressive for stock removal.

See more Flexible Diamond Products (PDF, 2 Mb)

Recommended Applications

  • Designed for precision grinding applications requiring precise caliper control
  • Superfinishing
Better Science for Better Sanding from 3M
Part of the 3M portfolio of Superabrasives, our 3M™ Flexible Diamond Roll 6456J is an outstanding example of how 3M applies science to the lives of professionals in a range of specific industries where excellent grinding and finishing are critical. From its hard diamond mineral abrasive to its durable cloth backing, it is built by 3M to help businesses like yours operate faster, better and more efficiently.

Learn more about Superabrasive products (PDF, 2 Mb)

Designed for Centerless Grinding and Superfinishing
Combining the strength of a diamond mineral and a durable, water-resistant cloth backing, our 3M™ Flexible Diamond 6456J is built for processes requiring precision and excellent dimensional tolerance, such as centerless grinding and superfinishing. It features a very close to zero caliper splice, for centerless finishing where uniform belt thickness is essential, to avoid splice bumping.

This diamond abrasive excels at finishing on hard-to-grind surfaces including stone, glass, ceramic, metal, carbides and composites.

Learn more about abrasive solutions for hard-to-grind materials (PDF, 11.6 Mb)

Built Tough, Finishes Fine
We adhere the diamond abrasive on 3M™ Flexible Diamond 6456J using a metal bond. Compared to resin or vitrified bonds, metal bonds tend to be the most tough. These characteristics are combined with a low stretch water-resistant cloth backing to create a product well-suited for both centerless grinding and superfinishing.

Our Open Dot Pattern: What Does it Mean?
The open dot pattern on each 3M™ Flexible Diamond abrasive is designed to provide aggressive cutting action while also allowing consistent space for evacuation of stock particles during use. This helps reduce loading and prolongs the life of the abrasive surface without sacrificing cut rates.

3M™ Flexible Diamond Belts and Rolls
3M ID Backing Type Description
6003J VF Very flexible backing; available in rolls only.
6450J C More flexible than Type G. Best construction for short belts. Suitable for slack belt operations, such as glass seaming, hot roll finishing. Weldlok splice.
6451J G Low stretch, for use with contact wheels. Suitable for roll grinding. Use for roll finishing when closer caliper splice is required. Weldlok splice.
6454J V2S Most flexible backing. Used for lighter duty applications, such as blending and finishing contours.
6456J YFB Least amount of stretch of all backings. Excellent water resistance. Very close to zero caliper splice, for centerless finishing where caliper control is important. Use in roll form for superfinishing.
6457J VF Very flexible backing with moderate stretch. Ideal for use on contoured surfaces. Weldlok splice.


3M Flexible Diamond Abrasive Configurations
3M™ Flexible Diamond 6456J is built for processes requiring precision and excellent dimensional tolerance, such as centerless grinding and superfinishing.

3M™ Flexible Diamond 6456J is available in three open dot patterns for a range of uses. Pattern 18 is a small dot pattern equating to 25 pellets per inch Our B2 Pattern has medium dots with 17 pellets per inch, and is designed to deliver an aggressive cutting action with improved coolant flow and increased swarf removal. Pattern 21 is offered for grades 250µ and 300µ only. It utilizes larger dots to assist in applications where high stock removal is required and loading is an issue. Generally, the smaller dot patterns will be the least aggressive and produce finer finishes, whereas the larger dot patterns will be more aggressive for stock removal.

See more Flexible Diamond Products (PDF, 2 Mb)

Recommended Applications

  • Designed for precision grinding applications requiring precise caliper control
  • Superfinishing
Better Science for Better Sanding from 3M
Part of the 3M portfolio of Superabrasives, our 3M™ Flexible Diamond Roll 6456J is an outstanding example of how 3M applies science to the lives of professionals in a range of specific industries where excellent grinding and finishing are critical. From its hard diamond mineral abrasive to its durable cloth backing, it is built by 3M to help businesses like yours operate faster, better and more efficiently.

Learn more about Superabrasive products (PDF, 2 Mb)

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