3M, St. Paul, MN, has acquired Diamond Productions Inc., Wayne, NJ, a manufacturer of superabrasive diamond and CBN wheels and tools for dimensioning and finishing hard-to-grind materials in metalworking, woodworking and stone fabrication markets.
; Diamond Productions Inc.,   ; brings industrial metalworking strengths as well as new applications for stone processing to 3M's strong offering of grinding and finishing tools for the industrial and commercial markets.   ; The combination of 3M and DPI expands the capabilities for dimensioning hard-to-grind materials to include stone, marble and concrete.   ; The addition of DPI's metal, resin and vitrified superabrasives enhances 3M's cutting and grinding capabilities for such things as kitchen countertops, monuments and structural granite as well as difficult to grind carbides, ceramics and glass.   ; This acquisition expands 3M's superabrasives business into new areas for 3M like the industrial stone industry," said Chris Holmes, division vice president, 3M Abrasive Systems Division.