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We are constantly seeking ways to do things better, safer and more sustainably. Whether you are a materials engineer, design engineer and/or application development engineer, 3M has a solution for you. Join our community and explore the latest in automotive OEM & Tier solutions.


October 2019

  • Emission Control: A Quick Primer and Some Helpful Solutions

    Emission Control: A Quick Primer and Some Helpful Solutions

    Vehicle fuel efficiency is one of the most important considerations for automotive manufacturers. That's because governments worldwide have established aggressive goals to curb emissions in the next decade and beyond. In fact, nations representing the world's 20 leading industrialized and emerging economies (and 90 percent of new vehicle sales) have adopted policies to reduce fuel consumption, air pollution and carbon emissions. Here are some highlights related to key regulations for the vehicle industry around the world.

  • The Benefits of Structural Adhesives vs. Mechanical Fasteners

    The Benefits of Structural Adhesives vs. Mechanical Fasteners (There are More than You Think)

    You know about using mechanical fasteners on metal surfaces: distortion, fatigue and galvanic corrosion are daily challenges. There's also the related work and rework. Weight is another concern. As a result, composites and plastic materials are becoming more common all over the vehicle. What's the solution?

  • Featured Solution: 3M™ Battery Enhancement Material

    Featured Solution: 3M™ Battery Enhancement Material

    We face challenging scenarios in optimizing electric vehicle battery temperatures, especially in unpredictable environments. Temperatures that are consistently too hot can permanently shorten battery life. Heating the battery typically requires more draw from its power than cooling it.

September 2019

  • Highlights from the Battery Show: Solving your toughest challenges together

    Highlights from the Battery Show: Solving your toughest challenges together

    We're back from the 2019 Battery Show and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, and we couldn't be more excited about what the future holds. Find out about some of 3M's most cutting-edge work …

  • Science-based solutions for managing noise, vibration and harshness

    Science-based solutions for managing noise, vibration and harshness

    Vehicles are becoming more electrified, more sustainable and more advanced. Standard cavity-filling solutions are becoming old news. So where can you access the latest and greatest when it comes to NVH?

  • Featured Resources: Applying the science of adhesion to the art of bonding and joining

    Featured Resources: Applying the science of adhesion to the art of bonding and joining

    It's great when an automotive design comes together. The problem is keeping it together. 3M has been developing adhesive solutions for decades, so it's likely that you'll find some that work for you and your specific automotive challenges.

  • Featured solutions: Adhesives for instrument panel and display bonding

    Featured solutions: Adhesives for instrument panel and display bonding

    As substrates get lighter and harder to bond, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) become major concerns in instrument panel design and assembly. 3M has solid solutions.

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