The Science of 3M Precision-Shaped Grain Blend
3M Precision-Shaped Grain is a major advancement in abrasive technology. This ceramic mineral is designed using a proprietary process to enhance toughness and hardness of the grain. 3M scientists then went one step further and engineered the mineral to form uniform triangular shaped grains that continually fracture into super-sharp points and edges that slice through the substrate, rather than gouging or "plowing" like conventional abrasives. It creates a super-fast cut and lessens heat build-up on the workpiece, reducing heat-related stress cracks and discoloration. Moreover, because 3M Precision-Shaped Grain stays cooler and sharper, it lasts longer than conventional abrasives.