3M™ Cloth Belt 577F features alumina zirconia abrasive grain for increased cutting efficiency over aluminum oxide belts, and is backed with a heavy, water-resistant polyester backing that stands up to high-pressure applications and edge work. The durable backing ensures long life and supports both wet and dry operations.
We recommend 3M™ Cloth Belt 577F for use on aluminum, mild steel, and stainless steel or other exotic metal alloys for dimensioning parts, deburring, blending, and finishing castings and forgings. To protect heat sensitive alloys such as stainless steel, nickel alloys and cobalt alloys, we incorporated a grinding aid on the belt reduces running temperatures. Additionally, the abrasive is firmly bonded to the backing with resin to maintain durability under high heat and pressure. Alumina zirconia fractures frequently to continually produce sharp points and deliver a faster cut-rate than aluminum oxide. A synthetic mineral, it was developed for heavy stock removal and high pressure grinding.