3M Technical Ceramics
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3M™ is now the biggest boron carbide producer in the western world. Our many years of experience have made us your expert partner for powders, grains, laboratory testing and R&D. 3M™ Boron Carbide (previously: TETRABOR® boron carbide) is a high-performance abrasive with a hardness and chemical resistance comparable to that of diamond. 3M™ Boron Carbide Powder is ideally suited for the machining of hard materials by:

Easily permits the surface machining of wear-resistant hard metals and ceramics.

Wire sawing
With its extreme hardness, it is ideally suited for wire sawing of oxidic and non-oxidic ceramics and sapphire.

Ultrasonic boring
Suitable for boring almost any desired profile of hard and brittle materials.


3M™ Boron Carbide Powder is available in narrow ranges of grain sizes according to the FEPA standard (F10 to F1200). Our powders and grains offer an impressive range of properties:

  • Rapid machining thanks to extreme hardness
  • Constant quality