Robotic deburring and finishing are exciting opportunities for manufacturers to increase productivity and mitigate the challenges of a shrinking workforce. But with that excitement comes risks, challenges and unknowns. 3M is a trusted leader in robotic material removal. With decades of experience partnering with system integrators and robot manufacturers – and as a leader in abrasives for robots – we can help you navigate the automation process with confidence.
Automating an abrasive operation can be complicated. That’s why we developed a set of resources and tools to help guide you through the process, from concept to robotic cell.
Whether you’re just starting to consider robotics or you’re ready to select an abrasive belt, disc or wheel for an existing cell, our robotics resources page has what you need to travel the path to automation.
Not sure if your process can be automated? Or maybe you're just curious what robotic deburring looks like. Watch the video simulations below to see what robots are capable of when they're equipped with 3M abrasives.
3M offers abrasive solutions and expertise to help you automate a variety of material removal processes, from robotic grinding to robotic polishing and every step in-between. Visit our metalworking application pages to learn more.
Join us at the 3M Innovation Center for a comprehensive look at the factors, technologies and processes that yield successful robotic implementations.
Connect with an abrasives expert or sign up for robotics email updates from 3M Abrasives. We're here to help you get the most of automation - whether you're just starting to consider robotics in your operation, designing a robotic cell for your abrasive process, or making a final abrasive selection.