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Modern Rail: 3M Railway Technology

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3M's modern rail technology - helping you stay ahead.

  • Keeping pace with the rapid changes taking place in rail technology has become more difficult than ever. With 46 technology platforms and over 80 years of experience - our integrated team of scientists and researchers can work with you to create breakthroughs and help you stay one step ahead while building the future train.

    Todays railway designs are lighter, faster, more aerodynamic and energy efficient than ever, with lighter weight materials and sleek designs. 3M technologies can help maximise manufacturing and operational efficiencies, while lowering costs and improving long-term performance.

    3M solutions for the rail industry. Download our full railway technology catalogue (PDF, 7.4MB)

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Rail technology to help you increase productivity

From abrasives that cut and finish surfaces quicker, smoother and easier, to paint shop solutions that reduce material usage, clean-up and waste, 3M solutions can help make your rolling stock manufacturing, maintenance and refurbishment processes faster, cleaner and ultimately, more cost-effective.

Download our Railway Brochure: Improving rail stock manufacturing processes (PDF, 726KB)

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Check how to improve energy efficiency in modern rail

Our lightweighting solutions include industrial tapes and adhesives which remove the need for heavy mechanical fixings, while our solar window films help to reduce heat gain and energy costs which can help you design and build for modern rail.

Download our Railway Brochure: Helping save energy with lightweight solutions (PDF, 768KB)

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Technology for prolonged asset life

From infrastructure such as bridges, stations and gantries, to rolling stock and its components, 3M™ Scotchkote™ liquid coatings help provide long-lasting corrosion protection and finishing, while also helping to minimise downtime.

Download our Railway Brochure: Better maintenance efficiency means less downtime (PDF, 726KB)

Enhanced passenger experience
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Passenger experience solutions

Our vinyl films and anti-graffiti solutions help keep trains looking smart, while our noise insulation technologies help make journeys quieter.

Download our Railway Brochure: Putting the ‘wow’ into the passenger experience (PDF, 5.9MB)

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Safety for railway workers

Our range of comfortable, carefully designed personal protective equipment (PPE) provides workers with the most effective protection available, with products that they feel good about wearing.

Download our Railway Brochure: Protecting staff and passengers (PDF, 857KB)

Railway Technologies and Services. Let us support you.

  • Need help finding the right 3M product for your rail project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist.

  • Find 3M products that meet the EN 45545-2 standard and get your flame, smoke and toxicity (FST) report now.

  • Train travel has never been so popular. Investment in rolling stock has never been at higher levels. Today’s train designs are lighter, faster, more aerodynamic and energy-efficient than ever before.

  • 3M is running a series of Rail Industry webinars. We have a dedicated team of experts all ready to share their knowledge of various rail topics.

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From train design to delivery, 3M can help tackle your toughest application challenges, from expanding design flexibility to improving product performance and optimising manufacturing efficiencies.

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    Based on decades of experience supporting professionals across industries, the MRO Everyday Essentials range from 3M includes more than 100 products, packaged to make them easier to buy, use and track.

    Including everything required for general-purpose cleaning, repair and maintenance, masking and protection, bonding and sealing, packaging and more.

    Everyday Essentials from 3M are a convenient single source for most MRO adhesive and tape requirements.

    Find quickly the optimal product with our Adhesives and Tapes Selector Tool

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