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Powertrain - EV & HEV Solutions

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Don’t leave performance on the table.

The future of electrified vehicles lies in enabling greater range. Achieving this requires an optimized powertrain that manages the relationship between the battery, inverter and motor for optimal propulsion. That’s where we come in.

We provide bench-to-bench collaboration to leading OEM and Tier 1 suppliers across the globe. Together we’re applying our expertise in motors, powertrains and electronics with our automotive experience, to modernize the entire powertrain for electrified vehicles. All while ensuring reliability for the road ahead.


What can we help you optimize?

Explore how we’re helping improve performance with new and existing 3M solutions.

Power Density and Efficiency

Maximizing power density and efficiency requires minimizing the size and weight of the motor. All so you can use energy more efficiently, while not sacrificing performance. But doing so requires managing higher temperatures. 3M has new and existing solutions that deliver superior thermal management and maximize energy efficiency so you can get more range and performance from less weight and size.


Solutions:

Performance Reliability

The world of EVs requires an uncompromising commitment to components that work the first time. And every time. From bonding and insulation products, to decades of hard-won expertise in the most demanding of applications, 3M is uniquely qualified to deliver solutions that enhance performance you can count on.


Solutions:

Assembly Solutions

Using robust materials and applications expertise, 3M can help enable and commercialize new designs with a focus on lowering costs without compromising performance. Rely on our 100+ years of material expertise and global logistics to ensure your concepts move from the lab and into production — always with a reliable supply regardless of region or production location.


Solutions:

NVH Solutions

As you make the transition to ePowertrains we understand your NVH needs change. Our expertise in automotive, road and motor noise control is another example of how we help provide holistic solutions for all components of modern EVs. From absorbing the high pitch frequency of the inverter using 3M™ Thinsulate™ materials to vibration control tapes, 3M is ready to solve your problems around noise and enhance passenger experience.


Solutions:


Explore our wide range of motor, power electronics and powertrain assembly solutions.

3M has several industry leading solutions ideal for traction motors, with a focus on rotors, stators and power electronics including inverter and converters. In addition to these core components 3M offers various assembly solutions to optimize the connection points across the powertrain system.

Click on the hotspots below to see how we can help you optimize and modernize your powertrain designs. 

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3M™ Magnet Bonding Adhesives
Cylindar application example of 3M™ Magnet Bonding Adhesive AU-205

Improve efficiency and reduce waste during the production process with the right balance of electrical and mechanical properties, excellent handling characteristics, consistent bond line control, and reduction of VOCs.

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3M™ Composite Film Tapes
Roll of a .0055 inch thick composite film tape tape with a polyester web reinforced polyester film coated with a rubber pressure-sensitive adhesive.

Help improve efficiency, electrical insulation and temperature performance while reducing waste with a balance of electrical and mechanical properties. And excellent handling characteristics help improve manufacturing processes.

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3M™ Slot Liner Insulation
Several overlapping sheets of Slot Paper Insulation

An ideal combination of stiffness and formability along with the high thermal conductivity needed making them ideal for use in motors with major insulation rated through Class 200(N).

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3M™ Friction Shims
Overhead image of Friction Shims layed out showcasing their lightweight design and large variety in application and sizes.

Reduce component size and increase performance, while allowing a greater margin for safety. They answer the demand for maximum power density – enhancing friction to transmit higher loads and enabling more compact, lightweight designs.

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3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesives
Image showcasing a variety of 3M Scotch-Weld Epoxy Adhesives including tube application and bulk container

3M™ has a variety of epoxy adhesives ideal for performance reliability and the strength you need coupled with the ability to bond to a variety of surface applications you require.

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3M™ Scotchcast™ Electrical Powder Resins
A variety of example gear sizes coated in Powder Resins

Our specialty electrical powder resins improve electrical insulation and are epoxy-based, so they are easy to adhere to conductor surfaces with their low-viscosity properties.

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3M™ Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesives
3M™ Thermally Conductive Eposxy Adhesive in application tube

Provide high strength bonding and temperature resistance suitable for application on a range of material substrates to aid in your powertrain component assembly needs.

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3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomers
Product image of  3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroelastomer FC 2210 with high viscosity

Provide flexibility with the optimal balance of thermal resistance, chemical resistance and sealing strength. These fluoroelastomer compounds help you manufacture quality, cost-effective sealing components.

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3M™ Thinsulate™ Acoustics Insulation
Two 3M Thinsulate High Temperature Acoustic Absorbers with non-woven fibers shown in both black and white

3M™ offers various solutions for noise management, such as 3M™ Thinsulate which absorbs motor noise to provide customers the premium in-cabin experience they demand.

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3M™ Boron Nitride Cooling Fillers
Pile of 3M™iregular shapped Boron Nitride Cooling Filler Flakes

Improve polymer thermal conductivity and maintain electrical insulation with Boron Nitride Cooling Fillers. Fillers are formulated into thermoplastics, elastomers, thermoset resins & adhesives to enhance performance and energy savings.

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3M™ Glass Bubbles
Product image of 3M™ Glass bubbles

Ideal for lightweighting automotive parts, limiting noise and improving NVH performance. They can be used in thermoplastic injection molded parts, thermoset sheet molded composites and many underbody and seam sealer applications. 

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3M™ Glass Cloth Tapes
Roll of Glass Cloth Tape balanced on its side.

Help improve efficiency, electrical insulation and temperature performance while reducing waste with a balance of electrical and mechanical properties. And excellent handling characteristics help improve manufacturing processes.

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3M™ Magnetic Shielding Materials
Product image of a singular sheet of thin, highly permeable magnetic shielding (EM80KM)

These sheets are thin, flexible magnetic laminates with a lightweight construction that provide excellent magnetic shielding properties at low frequency (<1 MHz).

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3M™ 16XX series

3M™ 16XX series thermosetting insulation tape is designed for insulation and general bonding of the electrical components with strong durability in high temperature, particularly suitable for insulating and bonding laminated bus bars.

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3M™ 521+ Electrical Insulation Resin

3M™ 521+ Electrical Insulation Resin is designed to provide a continuous, tough, moisture and chemical resistant dielectric coating for a variety of substrates including moisture proofing and insulating in middle and high voltage bus bars.

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3M™ Thermally Conductive Acrylic Interface Pads
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3M thermally conductive interface pads have high heat resistance and electrical insulation properties. They are highly conformable and provide a heat transfer path between heat generating components and the heat sink.

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3M™ Electrical Insulating Tapes & PET Film Tapes
3M™ Electrical Insulating Tapes & PET Film Tapes

These tapes help improve efficiency and electrical insulation while reducing waste with the right balance of electrical and mechanical properties and excellent handling characteristics.

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3M™ Scotchcast™ Electrical Powder Resins
Product image of a variety of example gear sizes coated in Powder Resins

Our specialty electrical powder resins improve electrical insulation and are epoxy-based, so they are easy to adhere to conductor surfaces with their low-viscosity properties.

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3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesives
Image showcasing a variety of 3M Scotch-Weld Epoxy Adhesives including tube application and bulk container

3M has a variety of epoxy adhesives ideal for performance reliability and strength you need coupled with the ability to bond to a variety of solutions you require.

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3M™ Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesives
Product image of 3M™ Thermally Conductive Eposxy Adhesive in application tube

3M™ Thermally Conductive Epoxy Adhesives provide high strength bonding and temperature resistance suitable to a range of material substrates to aid in your component assembly needs.

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