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3M Metalworking Solutions

  • Innovations for every job in the metalworking industry.

    If there’s a job to be done in the metalworking shop, 3M has a solution to get it finished the right way. For over 100 years we’ve been manufacturing world-class industrial abrasives designed to withstand grinding on the toughest metal substrates and deliver the finest finishes. And with 3M personal protective equipment (PPE) products, we help ensure that your people are well-protected – whether they’re welding, grinding, finishing or just crossing the factory floor.



Metalworking and Metal Fabrication
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Product and Application Solutions for Metal Fabrication

Abrasive Products

With cutting-edge technologies powering every product category, there’s a 3M abrasive belt, disc or wheel that can help boost productivity and part quality in your metalworking shop.

  • See 3M abrasives for file belt sanding, high-speed grinding, contour finishing and more.

  • Cut through metal quickly and efficiently with one of our Premium or Advanced Series Cut-Off Wheels.

  • Browse our selection of fast-cutting fibre discs for weld grinding, beveling and other grinding jobs.

  • Explore out versatile, user-friendly flap discs for everything from grinding to blending and deburring.

  • Check out our long-lasting depressed center grinding wheels for weld removal and other grinding tasks.

  • Shop Scotch-Brite™ Industrial Hand Pads for your quick deburring, surface preparation and finishing tasks.

  • Strip rust and paint, deburr and finish with a nonwoven Scotch-Brite™ Disc for your angle grinder or sander.

  • Find the right convolute or unitized wheel for your metal deburring, polishing and finishing needs.

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  • Complete your system with high-performance 3M power tools — including angle grinders, sanders and more.

  • Find the ideal 3M sanding discs for your operation, including discs for metal, composites, wood and more.

  • Stay safe on the job with Speedglas™ Welding Helmets and Systems for eye, face and respiratory protection.

Metalworking Applications

Thanks to decades of innovation and a wide selection of abrasive solutions, 3M has a series of products for virtually every metalworking application.

  • By using long-lasting, fast-cutting 3M abrasives to grind your bevel, you can minimize abrasive changeover to save money over time.

  • Cutting-edge 3M technologies make fast work of cutting steel pipes, tubes, sheets and bars to help you get more done.

  • Get your deburring done with speed and finesse when you use our premium 3M™ Cubitron™ II and Scotch-Brite™ abrasives.

  • Whether you’re working with aluminum, brass, titanium, copper or other metals, 3M leads the way in metal finishing.

  • When your project demands the finest finish, 3M has your back with the products and expertise to help you get it done.

  • Whether your next step is painting or a stainless steel finish, 3M abrasives are the ideal choice for rust removal and scratch refinement.

  • Find 3M solutions for the hardest materials and most precise grinding challenges — including diamond, CBN and conventional abrasives.

  • Partner with 3M to take advantage of decades of abrasive innovation and the industry’s top weld grinding technology and expertise.

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System Solutions

Thanks to decades of innovation and a wide selection of abrasive solutions, 3M has a series of products for virtually every metalworking application

  • Grind, prep, blend, finish and more with a complete angle grinding system from 3M.

  • Sanding is simple with high-quality 3M™ Random Orbital Sanders and premium sanding discs.

  • ready2_grind is a preconfigured weld grinding robot system from 3M and KUKA that streamlines the automation process.

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Metalworking Featured Brands

  • Premium 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives deliver faster cut-rates and longer abrasive life compared to conventional abrasives, thanks to the power of 3M Precision-Shaped Grain.

  • 3M nonwoven technology makes our Scotch-Brite™ industrial abrasives ideal for finishing, blending, deburring and more, while maintaining the geometry of the workpiece.

  • 3M™ Trizact™ abrasives feature patterned, micro-replicated structures filled with abrasive grains. Fresh mineral is continually exposed to produce the finest finishes.

  • Welders need durable, reliable safety gear. 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmets meet those needs by delivering the best in optics, comfort and weight.

  • Providing high-performance abrasives with all the benefits of dust removal, 3M Xtract™ Clean Sanding Solutions make cleaner work environments the new normal where work and well-being don’t require compromise.


Connect With Us

We are interested in helping you decide which Industrial Abrasives product works best for your application. A 3M Abrasive Expert will contact you to ensure you're getting the product you need to get your job done right.

If you would like to speak to us about product and technical support questions, please call 1-800-425-3030

We are interested in helping you decide which Industrial Abrasives product works best for your application. A 3M Abrasive Expert will contact you to ensure you're getting the product you need to get your job done right.

If you would like to speak to us about product and technical support questions, please call 1-800-425-3030


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