Innovative power in every range of application
3M is a global scientific and innovative company. With our knowledge and our corporate culture, which we call 3M Science, we develop constantly new products that improve people's lives in many different ways. Our motto: 3M Science. Applied to Life. ™ runs right through our work and in this presentation we would like to introduce you what behind 3M Science is. With over 55,000 products and 25,000 patents, the multi-technology company 3M is one of the most innovative companies in the world.
Custom Solutions for Metalworking Industries
Fabricated Metals | Heavy Manufacturing (IM&E) | Transportation
3M Metalworking Solutions give your workforce the power, protection, and confidence to deliver on quality, even in the toughest environments.
- Fabricated Metals: Subsectors including forging, rolling, pressing and forming metal for manufacturing
- Heavy Machinery (IM&E): This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing industrial and commercial machinery.
- Transportation: Sector produces equipment for transporting people and goods. Companies in this segment utilize production processes similar to those of other machinery manufacturing.
1. Welding, cutting and grinding
"Making work easier, safer and more comfortable."
Weld grinding is an important step in any metalworking process. Cleanly removing the excess weld metal requires an abrasive that can be used both quickly and carefully. Fortunately, 3M has weld grinding solutions for every project and skill level.
Protect your metalworkers’ eyes, ears and lungs with the latest advances in worker safety products.
At 3M, we offer abrasives discs and wheels that will cut fast, and also run smooth and stay sharp longer. That means you can get a fast clean looking cut without needing to stop and change abrasives often.
Metal grinding is the backbone of any modern metalworking operation. Whether you’re shaping large metal parts or removing ugly welds, 3M has the tools you need. We offer a range of solutions, including bench grinding wheels, discs for hand-held tools, parts for large production grinders and everything in between. With the right grinding products we can help you meet your metalworking demands – and get your parts into shape.
Reduce hand-arm vibration, airborne particles and noise
Abrasive safety with the new Cubitron II hand-held abrasives
Abrasive applications such as cutting, grinding and sanding can involve a multitudeof hazards: high speeds, temperatures and forces involved with theuse of abrasives can create immediate safety hazards such as cuts and burns. If notproperly managed, the routine use of abrasive can also create longer-term health risksfrom vibration, airborne particles and noise.
3M Cubitron II abrasives - more safety
As well as being fast and efficient,3M’s Precision Shaped Grain technology in 3M™ Cubitron™ II hand-held abrasives can help reduce the risks from exposure to hazards in the workplace.
This abrasive technology continuously fractures to form sharp points and edges – slicing cleaner and faster, staying cooler and lasting longer than conventional abrasives.
They slice through metal creating heavier metal chips (swarf) that stay airborne for less time.They also cut faster, reducing the time that the operator spends holding the tool and being exposed to vibration.
Find out more with the Abrasive Safety Short Form Guide (PDF)
Discover selected items from this range:
3M Xtract™ Cubitron™ II Net Disc – virtually dust-free grinding
Go for performance.
Leave the dust behind.
Dust extraction meets industry-leading cutting performance in the 3M Xtract™ Cubitron™ II Net Disc 710W . This premium net disc features a unique abrasive pattern on a net backing, which allows virtually dust-free grinding using the legendary 3M Precision-Shaped Grain technology. Machine more parts per disc with less dust in your surroundings – greater productivity without jeopardising your employees’s health.
Revolutionary grinding technology
By combining legendary 3M Precision-Shaped Grain technology with a net backing, the 3M Xtract™ Cubitron™ II Net Disc 710W achieves an industry-leading material removal rates while allowing for virtually dust-free grinding.
Virtually dust-free grinding
Clean workspaces are safe workspaces. The 3M Xtract™ Cubitron™ II Net Disc 710W extracts more than 95% of the dust produced during grinding, reduces exposure to airborne particles and creates a healthier, virtually dust-free work environment.
2. Bonding & Assembly Solutions
Looking for solutions to bonding and assembly challenges? Across industries, applications, and substrates, 3M offers a wide range of bonding products that can improve product design and make assembly processes more efficient.
Smooth metal surfaces while keeping part geometry intact. Striking a balance between strength and finesse, 3M offers a versatile set of metal finishing abrasive products and advanced ceramics to help you blend, prep and perfect.
4. Lane marking & hazard warning
A tape for every job. Whether you’re marking a wall, a pipe, or a loading dock, 3M has the right product durability, flexibility and vibrant colour you need to help maximize your workflow, safety and factory or warehouse appearance.
5. Maintenance & repair
Built to stick. Whether your surface is smooth and refined, or rough and rugged; whether your job is for one hour or one year, 3M’s portfolio of maintenance, repair & sealing tapes meets the industrial demands for sealing, repairing, bundling, coding or fixing in heavy duty or non-critical applications.
6. Protecting Metalworkers
Protect your metalworkers’ eyes, ears and lungs with the latest advances in worker safety products. High-quality, comfortable and cost?efficient, our protection gear is supported by exceptional technical expertise and customer service.
7. Range of application
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3M and Hoffmann Group
The Hoffmann Group & 3M have been working together successfully on the market for over 30 years. The steadily growing markets and the holistic solutions of both companies have also led to the fact that all European countries are now operationally networked with one another. The partnership-based cooperation follows in particular the comprehensive product range, from individual advice, practical evaluation & planning to logistical solutions and after-sales services. Overall, the focus is always on the solutions for the customer, and both partners bring innovative offers for this.
6. After Sales
Reinforce your knowledge
Do you have any questions? Would you like to receive advice?
Our 1.400 highly qualified specialist consultants possess outstanding expertise that you can benefit from in various ways – from a quick phone call to a more exhaustive, individual on-site consultation. Our specialist consultants receive intensive training on an ongoing basis, ensuring they are always kept abreast of the latest technology – and that gives us the tools to identify the perfect solution for you every time.