3M Precision Grinding and Finishing for the Powertrain Industry

Powertrain components are complex and varied, and often require multiple abrasive process steps. That’s why 3M offers a full portfolio of precision abrasives for grinding and finishing the many substrates found in these systems. Whether you’re manufacturing turbochargers or grinding transmission gears, there’s a go-to 3M abrasive solution for the powertrain industry.

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Engine Block – Milling
Diamond grinding wheel fluting a cutting tool

3M™ Hybrid Diamond Grinding Wheel 6PHU uses an innovative hybrid bond for high-performance fluting of tungsten carbide. Tungsten carbide endmills are widely used in the milling of engine blocks.

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Crankshaft Mains and Pins – Cyl. OD Grinding
Automotive crankshaft

3M Vitrified CBN Superabrasives excel in outside diameter grinding of crankshaft mains and pins. These high-performance grinding wheels offer improved productivity over conventional grinding wheels.

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Valve Lifters – Cyl. ID Grinding
CBN grinding wheel held between two fingers

3D printed superabrasives represent a breakthrough in inside diameter grinding. 3M™ Precision Structured CBN Grinding Wheels can shorten cycle time and increase productivity when grinding valve lifters.

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Fuel Injector Components – Cyl. ID Grinding
CBN grinding wheel attached to tool

Digital modeling and 3D printing allow 3M™ Precision Structured Vitrified CBN Grinding Wheels to be customized with unique surface slots and integrated cooling holes for higher performance in ID grinding.

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U Joints – Cyl. ID Grinding
Dressing of CBN grinding wheel

3M™ Precision Structured CBN Grinding Wheels are custom designed for the most complex internal diameter grinding applications – including U joints.

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Drivetrain – Gear Grinding
Two toothed gears

Gear grinding requires high precision, so choosing the right grinding wheel is essential. 3M™ Cubitron™ II Grinding Wheels feature 3M Precision-Shaped Grain for high-performance gear grinding.

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Turbochargers – Cyl. ID Grinding
3D printed CBN grinding wheels

Discover new dimensions of grinding performance and process stability by using 3M™ Precision Structured Vitrified CBN Grinding Wheels for cylindrical grinding of turbochargers.

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Spindle Bearings – Cyl. and Centerless Grinding
Automotive spindle bearing

The 3M Abrasives portfolio features multiple solutions for cylindrical and centerless grinding of spindle bearings, including conventional abrasives and vitrified CBN wheels.

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