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The Welder's World

The Welder's World

3M is the world's leading manufacturer of Speedglas brand:

Welding Helmets
Welding Shields
Respiratory Protection

And related PPE.

Our knowledge and experience of the welder's workplace sparks innovative development of products that enable improved welding safety and increased productivity.

The future of welding

Experience the future of welding protection!

Protecting eyes and face from radiation, heat and sparks – while providing a precise view of your work – makes 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet one of your most important welding tools.

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What is auto-darkening?

What is auto-darkening?

Before welding: clear view with both hands free for positioning.
During welding: the filter instantly switches to dark state.
After welding: clear view for inspection and preparation.

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3MTM SpeedglasTM 100 Football Fever Welding Helmet

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3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmets and Respiratory Systems

9100 Series Welding Helmets

9100 Series Welding Helmets

Brought to you by one of the world's leading manufacturers of welding shields and safety equipment, the 3M Speedglas 9100 Series Welding Helmets offer superior comfort and protection that you can rely on. Available with or without powered or supplied air respiratory protection and coupled with 3M's exceptional quality, technical expertise and service excellence; the 3M Speedglas 9100 Series will help to make your life and that of your workforce easier, healthier, safer and more productive.

Shields for virtually every need.

Superior comfort. The headband that shapes to your head:

  • Fits head sizes 50 to 64 cm (6.25 to 8 in)
  • Multiple adjustment combinations for better fit
  • Avoids pressure on sensitive areas
  • Kept close to your head for improved balance

Excellent optics and bigger views.

  • Seven dark shades
  • Outstanding low-amp TIG performance
  • Can be "locked" in any shade
  • Exclusive tack welding comfort mode
  • XX model with even larger viewing area

New flip-up welding shield offers excellent vision.

  • Big, curved, clear protective visor
  • Meets EN 175 class B
  • Available with TH3 respiratory protection

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All technical information can be found in our online product catalog.


9000 Series Welding Helmets

9000 Series Welding Helmets

The 3M™ Speedglas™ 9000 Series is our classic welding helmet and it is still available with our 9002D welding filter.

Appropriate for most arc welding processes – such as MMA, MIG/MAG, TIG and plasma welding.

A comfortable solution with exhaust vents that remove exhaled air without letting in welding fumes and help prevent fogging on the inside of the welding filter.

  • Dual dark shades 9 and 11
  • Light shade 3
  • SideWindows option
  • Shield exhaust vents

All technical information can be found in our online product catalog.


100 Series Graphic Welding Shields

3M™ Speedglas™ Graphic Welding Helmet Series 100

The highly-affordable 3M™ Speedglas™ 100 Series Welding Helmets provide excellent optical quality, reliable light to dark switching and can be used with most arc welding processes such as stick (MMA), MIG/MAG and many TIG applications. 3M offers the 100 series graphic welding helmet in many unique designs - all you have to do is decide which best reflects your personality.

  • Available in a range of graphic designs
  • Five user-selectable dark shades 8-12
  • Selectable delay settings (100-250 ms)
  • UV/IR protection shade 12 permanent

All technical information can be found in our online product catalog.


SL Series Welding Helmets

SL Series Welding Helmets

The 3M™ Speedglas™ SL Welding Helmet is 25% lighter than any other Speedglas helmet model.

Designed specifically for quick welding tasks, a motion sensor automatically turns ON the welding filter when you pick up the shield.

Appropriate for most arc welding processes – such as MMA, MIG/MAG, TIG and plasma welding.

  • Five adjustable dark shades 8 – 12
  • Light shade 3
  • Four sensitivity settings
  • Grab & Go – auto ON function
  • Total weight 360 grams/12.7 ounces

All technical information can be found in our online product catalog.

3M™ Speedglas™ SL Welding Filter, has two sensitivity levels making it easy to adjust to the welder's preference.


9100 Hard Hat

Safety Helmet Solutions

The 3M™ Speedglas™ 9100 Hard Hat, a combination of safety helmet, welding shield and auto-darkening filter, is especially designed for welders working in areas with overhead hazards, such as cranes, protruding beams and moving machinery.

The key to the Speedglas™ 9100 Hard Hat is the pivot mechanism that connects the welding shield to the safety helmet. Traditional welding safety helmets create a heavy forward centre-of gravity when the shield is raised; as a result, the user feels off-balance, and the leveraged weight puts additional strain on neck muscles.

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Powered and Supplied Air Respiratory Systems

Powered and Supplied Air Respiratory Systems

Respiratory Protection
In addition to engineering controls, such as local exhaust ventilation, welders often require Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) to further reduce exposure to airborne contaminants, but not even the best respiratory protective welding helmets will be used all day if they are not comfortable. 3M are one of the world's leaders in respiratory protection and can offer a wide range of options to ensure optimum comfort and protection for you and your workforce. Our welding sytems are available with a choice of either powered or supplied air respiratory protection for day long comfort and protection, or for shorter tasks our premium range of disposable and reusable respirators fit neatly underneath a welding helmet to provide an alternative option.

3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator
With its smart, compact design, the 3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Respirator is specially designed to meet your welding needs. Its continuous airflow provides filtered air that takes much of the heat and sweat out of welding. By using the Adflo respirator, you get both increased protection and comfort all day long. The turbo unit draws air through a spark arrester, pre-filter and particle filter (and gas filter when used) to reduce respiratory hazards. It then feeds the air, via the breathing tube, into the welding shield. The constant flow of filtered air and the comfortable face seal keep contaminated air outside the shield.

3M™ Adflo™ Powered Air Turbo

3M Supplied Air Respirtors
3M welding systems are also available with suplied air regulators. These feed breathable quality air from a compressor to the wearer's breathing zone.

3M™ Fresh-Air Supplied Air Regulator
3M Versaflo V-500 Supplied Air Regulator


Care and Maintenance

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) require that reusable PPE is regularly tested, inspected and maintained to ensure optimum performance and protection for the wearer. Guidance on the appropriate checks is provided in the instruction booklet with each new item or system, but 3M also provide Care and Maintenance Packs to help make this information accessible on a day to day basis and provide a strong, visual reminder.

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