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Advancing Mobility Worldwide

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

By drawing from our deep history of reimagining and advancing automotive manufacturing, 3M helps you stay at the forefront of mobility itself. Here’s what that means.

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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.

We’ll Meet You Right Where You Are.

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  • How can we help? To answer that question, a great place to start is: where can we help? Click the spots that are important to you on the vehicle below:

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Chassis and Wheels
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Help improve ride quality with 3M wheel weights, adhesives, friction shims and damping materials.

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Enabling lightweighting, dissimilar material bonding and structural integrity with precision and efficiency.

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Exteriors and Glass
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Solutions to help you design lightweight, stylish vehicles that convey your most innovative ideas from the first glance.

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Creating a more comfortable ride for passengers and drivers – solutions in thermal management, NVH, styling and VOC.

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Human Machine Interface (HMI)
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Technologies for reduced glare, better viewability and improved information delivery from vehicles to passengers.

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From emission control to power density and heat management, 3M has solutions for EV, HEV and ICE powertrains.

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Manufacturing & Assembly
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3M solutions help validate your great designs, maximizing and even eliminating process steps down the line.

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Sensors and Cameras
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Tiers can supply tape-attached brackets for cameras, humidity control sensors and mirror button/rain sensors.

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Advancing the industry together

Let’s Explore the Future of Mobility

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    Automotive Electrification

    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.

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    Autonomous Vehicles

    Connect with us as we explore the world of autonomous vehicles. As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) expand into fully automated vehicles, 3M continually studies areas such as machine-readable lane markings, advanced sign technology and dedicated short range communications (DSRC).

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    Passenger Experience

    What do we do when the passenger comfort itself becomes a fast-moving target? Here is what our automotive professionals are talking about related to the challenges you face every day: display readability, design-expedient sensor placement, interior temperature management and more.

3M has been a partner to auto manufacturers since the very beginning of our industry.
Today, we work with every leading automotive OEM in the world.



Need Help Finding the Right Solution?

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.