As an automotive professional, you’re on a journey that 3M knows well. You start with a market trend – electrification, or increased fuel efficiency regulations, or the demand for more comfortable passenger experiences. Exploring these trends is a passion. Applying them to the vehicle itself is a journey. And the deeper you go, the more fascinating it becomes. Each interconnected part of the vehicle presents its own unique challenges. The solutions themselves require creativity combined with science. Above all, they require collaboration – a trusted partner to help you every step of the way. Where should we meet?
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When precision counts the most – in design, lightweighting and structural integrity – 3M delivers ever-evolving solutions in abrasives and structural adhesives, as well as advanced materials for the most cost-effective body-in-white processes.
Tomorrow’s vehicles will require precise control and handling. 3M delivers films, fluoropolymers, structural and fastening adhesives, wheel weights and more for flexibility and efficiency from initial design all the way through assembly.
You’re thinking about automotive interiors for entirely new passenger experiences. 3M is driving the future now with comprehensive solutions for addressing thermal management, lightweighting and noise, vibration and harshness to name a few.
Sealing. Bonding of sensors and dissimilar materials. Management of sound, heat and light. Whatever is most important to your automotive designs, 3M provides solutions in adhesives, tapes, films, engineered damping materials and more.
When range, thermal efficiency, safety and customer experience become critical challenges, 3M delivers a rich combination of materials and technologies to solve for tough lightweighting, thermal runaway and acoustic damping challenges. They include enhancing and shielding tapes, 3M™ Glass Bubbles, electrical resins, engineered fluids and more.
Magnet and thermally conductive epoxy adhesives. Boron nitride cooling fillers. Specialty electrical powder resins for enhanced insulation to motor components, and friction shims for increased power density without increasing joint or assembly size. These are just a few of the ways 3M can help enhance the design and manufacture of ePowertrains.
As OEM and Tier suppliers create new automotive cabin experiences, 3M creates the solutions that make advanced driver monitoring systems and heads-up displays come to life. We lead the industry in optically clear adhesives and light control films.
3M sensor camouflage films are just the start. We work to create automotive design solutions that enhance the form, maximize the function and advance the entire trend in vehicle connectivity, with both passengers and the roadways themselves.
3M helps streamline performance in ICE applications starting deep inside the engine with precision grinding abrasives and abrasive microfilms. Our mat mounts, fluorothermoplastics and fluoroelastomers are excellent for engineered parts and emissions solutions for gas and diesel catalytic converters and evaporative (EVAP) systems.