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A Century of Science for the Road Ahead

  • In the incredibly fast-moving world of mobility, one thing has become more crucial than ever: a reliable partner. For OEM and Tier design professionals, that means a partner that draws on more than 100 years of direct experience in the automotive industry. One who combines dozens of cross-industry technology platforms to create true breakthrough solutions. One who embraces the spirit of collaboration to meet you wherever you are – and to meet challenges for the vehicles of today, for tomorrow and whatever comes next. That partner is 3M. And we are ready to help you.


A Better Kind of Partnership

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    Cross-Industry Expertise

    At 3M, our OEM and Tier solutions for automotive design challenges are inspired by our work across 46 technology platforms including acoustics, light management, polymer processing and many more. What can we do for you today?

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    Materials Sciences

    3M has been developing new materials almost since the first automobiles. Today, through our material development labs and Customer Innovation Centers in 36 countries, we are constantly working to create new and better uses for them.

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    A History of Collaboration

    For the past century, 3M has perfected the art of solving specific customer needs. Today we work with every major OEM in the world, directly and through dozens of demo labs and 50+ Customer Technical Centers worldwide.

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    Global Reliability

    At 3M, our decades of developing products and solutions continues to drive a global, integrated network of facilities to provide them to you. So no matter the solution, we’ll deliver it, consistently and reliably, anywhere in the world.


Areas of Automotive Design Application

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  • Body-in-White (UK, English)

    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.

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    Exteriors and Glass

    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.

  • EV Battery (UK, English)

    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.

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    Human Machine Interface (HMI)

    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.

  • EV & HEV Powertrain (UK, English)

    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.

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    Interiors

    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.

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    Chassis and Wheels

    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.

  • Automotive Electrification (UK, English)

    This is the expanding world of automotive electrification: as vehicle energy ecosystems evolve from ICE propulsion to hybrid and xEV, so do critical design considerations like lightweighting, thermal management and mechanical energy control. We invite you to learn along with us.

  • Sensor Technology (UK, English)

    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.

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    Manufacturing and Assembly

    3M automotive OEM and Tier solutions help validate and reinforce great designs. Each of our tapes, adhesives, abrasives and paint application tools is designed to make manufacturing and assembly more efficient, maximizing and even eliminating process steps.

  • Electronic Control Unit (UK, English)

    Electronic control unit design solutions including thermal management, electromagnetic interference, and electrical isolation, among others.


This video gives you insights of our 3M Automotive technologies and solutions. (1:40 mins)

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Need Help Finding the Right Solution?

3M is constantly working to minimise risks by staying ahead of new challenges OEM and Tier suppliers face worldwide. If you need help maximising collaboration to build the future of mobility, contact 3M today.


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