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  • July 27, 2018

    Adhesive Technology: Enabling Advances in Automotive Repair and Light-weighting

    Dr Antonio Pagliuca’s latest webinar highlighted the latest adhesive bonding technologies that are available for automotive repairs.

    07/27/2018 Selecting the right product for the job Adhesive Technology: Enabling Advances in Automotive Repair and Light-weighting
  • August 29, 2018

    3M™ Perfect-It™ Fast Cut Plus Extreme

    3M has launched its longest lasting and fastest cutting liquid abrasive for bodyshops yet – the Perfect-It Fast Cut Plus Extreme compound.

    08/29/2018 3M™ Perfect-It™ Fast Cut Plus Extreme
  • February 12, 2018

    Webinar: How to implement a respiratory protection programme that really works

    Join our webinar to assess the vital elements in implementing an effective respiratory protective programme, providing expert guidance and practical hints and tips.

    02/12/2018 Webinar: How to implement a respiratory protection programme that really works Webinar: How to implement a respiratory protection programme that really works
  • August 13, 2018

    Innovations for Commercial and Specialty Vehicles

    Stunning finishes are just the start when using 3M™'s comprehensive commercial and specialty vehicle solutions.

    08/13/2018 Innovations for Commercial and Specialty Vehicles
  • September 11, 2019

    Introducing the 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System.

    The 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System dramatically improves the painting process with a revolutionary new spray cup design that delivers advanced performance, efficiency and cleanliness. Read more about the 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System.

    09/11/2019 Introducing the 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System.
  • January 12, 2018

    3M is crowned at the Night of Knights awards

    The Automotive Aftermarket Division was named as Consumables and Hand Tools Supplier of the Year at the ABP 2017 Night of Knights awards.

    01/12/2018 3M is crowned at the Night of Knights awards
  • July 02, 2018

    Human-powered submarine receives 3M makeover

    A human-powered submarine built by students at the University of Warwick received a professional makeover from 3M experts ahead of a global competition.

    07/02/2018 Human-powered submarine receives 3M makeover
  • April 03, 2019

    3M adds finer grades to Cubitron II abrasives range

    3M has extended its popular range of Cubitron II abrasives to include finer grades than ever before!

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    04/03/2019 Abrasives 3M adds finer grades to Cubitron II abrasives range
  • November 27, 2017

    3M and Festool

    3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and Festool Automotive Systems are combining their extensive product portfolios. A centralised, high-quality, neds oriented offer of sophisticated tool technology, 3M™ abrasives and paint finishing products, with an answer to every requirement and every demand.

    11/27/2017 3M and Festool 3M and Festool
  • October 27, 2017

    Bloodhound blazes through first public test runs

    The British supersonic car designed to travel at speeds of up to 1,000mph - faster than a bullet – made its first public test runs in Cornwall on 26 October. The Bloodhound team enlisted the technical expertise of the 3M Atherstone team to help the world’s fastest car aesthetic and marketing appeal with a quality paint finish for its record breaking run.

    10/27/2017 Bloodhound blazes through first public test runs
  • September 08, 2017

    Flexible Foam Abrasive Discs

    3M are pleased to announce the launch of the new 3M™ Flexible Foam Abrasive Disc.

    09/08/2017 Flexible Foam Abrasive Discs
  • January 29, 2018

    Time for a change?

    3M Abrasives cut quicker and last longer, helping you to be more productive than ever. Make more of your time with our 3M™ Premium Abrasives Range.

    01/29/2018 Time for a change? Time for a change?
  • August 21, 2017

    3M-sponsored submarine wins awards hat-trick

    A human-powered submarine built by students at the University of Warwick and sponsored by 3M scooped three awards in a global contest.

    08/21/2017 3M-sponsored submarine wins awards hat-trick
  • March 31, 2017

    Alton cars apprentice open day

    The next generation of auto body repair professionals learned tricks of the trade from 3M experts at an apprentice open day hosted by Alton Cars.

    03/31/2017 Alton cars apprentice open day
  • July 06, 2017

    Automotive refinishing heats underway to find UK’s top young talent

    Top young performers in automotive refinishing competed at the 3M Automotive Refinish Centre (ARC) for a chance to represent the UK in a prestigious global contest

    07/06/2017 Automotive refinishing heats underway to find UK’s top young talent
  • August 21, 2017

    Cuts time, Not standards

    Use the 3M Premium Abrasives range and you’ll save valuable time without compromising on the excellent levels of workmanship.

    08/21/2017 Cuts time, Not standards Cuts time, Not standards
  • April 13, 2017

    Shining a light on women in Automotive

    Women’s Automotive was formed as a sub-group of membership organisation Auto Body Professional to bring like-minded women from across the industry together and promote the development of women in this traditionally male-dominated industry.

    04/13/2017 Women,Automotive,ABP,Catalyst award Shining a light on women in Automotive Shining a light on women in Automotive
  • March 20, 2017

    Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS) in the Bodyshop

    This webinar will look at hazards in the bodyshop environment with a specific focus on some of the key causes and effects of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

    03/20/2017 Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS) in the Bodyshop Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS) in the Bodyshop
  • June 20, 2017

    Care and Maintenance of your Spray Booth and Keeping your Staff aware of Potential Risks and Hazards

    Your paint booth is one of the largest investments in your shop. When airborne contaminants settle on your freshly painted surfaces, it creates an extra step to prepare the finish to meet your customer's expectations.

    06/20/2017 Care and Maintenance of your Spray Booth and Keeping your Staff aware of Potential Risks and Hazards
  • March 17, 2016

    3M and UK Skills – raising the bar in body repair and finishing

    We recently caught up with Richard Hutchins, who is currently in his 19th year of lecturing at Cardiff and Vale College, and holds the title of Lead Judge for Refinishing at UK Skills. Here, he discusses how, supported by 3M, the competition is inspiring success in the next generation of body repair and finishing apprentices.

    03/17/2016 3M and UK Skills – raising the bar in body repair and finishing
  • March 08, 2016

    3M Return for ABP EXPO 2016

    From the 14th-16th of March, 3M will be exhibiting at ABP Expo 2016 and sponsoring the first ABP club Meeting and Dinner.

    03/08/2016 3M Return for ABP EXPO 2016
  • June 22, 2016

    3M showcases latest vehicle customisation products at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016

    3M, the science-based technology company, has expanded its presence at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the largest event of its kind, taking place 23-26 June 2016, showcasing its latest products and technologies for the motoring community

    06/22/2016 3M showcases latest vehicle customisation products at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016
  • November 23, 2015

    3M and the Bloodhound: the fastest car on earth

    The Bloodhound team enlisted the technical expertise of 3M Atherstone to help the world’s fastest car achieve a good aesthetic & marketing appeal with a quality paint finish, for its record breaking run.

    11/23/2015 Painting Painting 3M and the Bloodhound: the fastest car on earth 3M and the Bloodhound: the fastest car on earth
  • February 22, 2016

    Exclusive Bodyshop Solutions offer

    3M will be giving away a PPS™ free cup and collar with every box of large, standard, midi and mini size PPS™ Lids and Liners.

    02/22/2016 Exclusive Bodyshop Solutions offer
  • November 09, 2015

    How you should address the issues

    Every bodyshop is different and will be at risk from different hazards according to the type of work that is carried out. To comply with the law, the level of risk assessment carried out and the controls put in place will have to be adequate for protecting the workforce. For guidance on how to carry out a risk assessment refer to this management guide.

    11/09/2015 Safety Safety How you should address the issues How you should address the issues
  • November 16, 2015

    Why you need to consider Health & Safety

    Health and Safety legislation places a general duty on employers so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees and others who maybe affected by their work activities. There are various regulations in place to enforce H&S legislation. Click here to read more.

    11/16/2015 Safety Safety Why you need to consider Health & Safety Why you need to consider Health & Safety
  • November 23, 2015

    Reducing the Risks in the Bodyshop – Your Guide to PPE

    They say prevention is better than the cure and it’s no different when looking to reduce the risks in your bodyshop. Although Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is one way to protect your workforce, often controlling the hazard at the source may reduce the need for PPE altogether. Here are 4 points to consider when you’re evaluating the risks of hazard within the bodyshop.

    11/23/2015 Safety Safety Reducing the Risks in the Bodyshop – Your Guide to PPE Reducing the Risks in the Bodyshop – Your Guide to PPE
  • November 23, 2015

    How to keep you paint booth sparkling clean

    Protect your paint booth walls and lights from paint and primer overspray with 3M’s Booth Coating. The water-based liquid can be easily applied with a spray gun and removed with water when you’ve finished painting.

    11/23/2015 Painting Painting How to keep you paint booth sparkling clean How to keep you paint booth sparkling clean
  • November 23, 2015

    Increase efficiency with 3M Sprayable Sealer

    Our sprayable sealer makes reproducing the original appearance of body joint seals simple when repairing vehicles, with the capability to create smooth, brushed or textured seals which match the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s appearance.

    11/23/2015 Sealing Sealing Increase efficiency with 3M Sprayable Sealer Increase efficiency with 3M Sprayable Sealer
  • November 23, 2015

    Precision sealing with 3M

    Designed to seal interior and exterior automotive body joints, the 3M MS polymer based sealer provides a permanent, hard and flexible seal. Using the cartridge with a 3M pneumatic gun allows for precision sealing, which is perfect for overlapping floor panels or restoring the original finish of door hemming flange.

    11/23/2015 Sealing Sealing Precision sealing with 3M Precision sealing with 3M
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