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Bringing Body-in-White to Life

  • The designs you’re thinking of often depend on subtle curves and contours. They must also be functional. Achieving both at once presents real challenges. Especially when your body-in-white designs could incorporate dozens of sensors and cameras, and sit on electrified powertrains. At 3M, we deliver technologically advanced abrasives, structural adhesives, engineered damping materials and flexible sealants, to name a few, to help move your design out of your head and onto the production line. That’s what we’re doing today. Tell us what you’re thinking about tomorrow. We’re happy to help.

3M Structural Adhesives for where you work on the vehicle

Our structural adhesive liquids and tapes are available in epoxy, acrylic and urethane chemistries. That means you can add structural strength to a broad range of areas and applications. Explore them here.

3M™ Structural Adhesive Technologies
  • 3M™ Structural Adhesive Technologies

    Structural adhesives can do much more than provide strength to automotive bonds. They can help you hit your targets for lightweighting, corrosion protection, crash safety and more. You can use structural adhesives in conjunction with mechanical fasteners and, in many cases, you can replace them. They can also save you significant time and money during production by enabling mixed materials, reducing panel fatigue and resin degradation, filling gaps, managing NVH, and reducing process steps. 3M Structural Adhesives are available in varying chemistries and formats so you can use them in multiple areas of the vehicle. Our experts are happy to help you determine the right structural adhesive solution for your specific needs, including automated application.

  • 3M™ structural adhesive tape brochure

    This structural adhesive does far more than just help bond substrates. 3M™ Structural Adhesive Tape SAT1010M allows technicians to apply adhesive in precise locations with consistent thicknesses, ideal as an alternative to clinch flange adhesion and for preventing galvanic corrosion. Learn more about how this solution can save time and increase efficiency in OEM manufacturing processes.

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3M is constantly working to meet the evolving challenges of automotive OEM and Tier suppliers worldwide. If you need help finding an existing solution or would like to talk about specific ideas you’re working on, get in touch with us.