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Transportation Adhesive Assembly Solution

Speed up assembly times and reduce weight for Transportation and Aircraft Manufacturing.

Keep modern designs moving in ever-changing conditions with corrosion resistance and lighter weight.

Unpredictable weather, chemicals, and UV light are key considerations when assembling transportation vehicles. With 3M Bonding and Assembly solutions, you can take these challenges head on, and more.

    • Bond dissimilar materials that withstand the elements for modern designs
    • Streamline processes and save time without the need for screws, rivets, and welds
    • Reduce weight by eliminating the need for mechanical fasteners
    • Corrosion resistance ensures that vehicles function in harsh environments

Transportation Industry Applications

  • The automotive interior display panel in a black vehicle.
    Automotive – Display Panels

    3M solutions bond dissimilar materials and provide an invisible, thin, and clear lock for optimal touch screen sensitivity.

    Relevant Application Group:
    Small Joint Assembly

  • Specialty container truck vehicle is driven into the sunset.
    Special Vehicles – Roof Seals

    3M solutions’ strong seals prevent moisture leakage, and expand and contract with thermal changes for a complete seal.

    Relevant Application Group:
    Small Joint Assembly

  • Interior seats of bus lined with fabric.
    Bus – Internal Assembly

    Effectively glue small parts together with low-viscosity liquid adhesives, with bonds that resist harsh elements and environmental changes.

    Relevant Application Group:

  • Modern train speeding past a platform on a sunny day.
    Trains – Honeycomb Panels

    Reduce overall weight with thin adhesive layers that are easily applied for long-lasting adhesion, shear and peel strength.

    Relevant Application Group:

Why choose 3M?

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    40+ Years and 75+ Global Adhesive Specialists

    Having developed adhesive products for over 40 years, we’re here to help you find the perfect adhesive solutions to match your requirements. From tapes to sprays and structural adhesives, our experts engineers work with multiple bonding options regularly. This enables our customers to bring concepts to life while keeping costs in line.

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    35+ Global Application Engineers

    In addition to adhesive specialists, 3M has over 35 global application engineers who offer testing and reporting for customers of all sizes, industries and locations. They can test the strength performance of multiple adhesives on specific substrates under different heat, humidity and force levels.

  • Beaker and test tube icons to show lab research for adhesive solutions.
    3 Global Adhesive Solutions Labs

    Our Global Adhesive Solutions Laboratories in China, Germany and the United States were built to help our customers even further. Here, customers and 3M engineers come together to test adhesive options. Our engineers also work with customers requiring assistance with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and data modeling.

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