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2008-06-18
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Visteon and 3M team up to produce a demonstration concept showing what is possible today and tomorrow in vehicle interiors.
2008-06-30
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Operating helicopters in very difficult climatic conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan can result in the need to replace rotor blades after only 400 flying hours’ time because sand, grit, and gravel have such a severe abrasive effect. To improve the operating life span of the BERP III blades fitted to AgustaWestland Lynx helicopters, the type operated in both countries by British Forces, 3M has developed a protective polyurethane coating.
2008-06-30
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Meeting safety requirements in all aspects of aerospace production and engineering demands high levels of expertise. Now, specialist technology company 3M has developed what it believes to be the world’s first two-part structural epoxy adhesive to meet aerospace fire, smoke, and toxicity (FST) standards (when tested stand-alone) without the need for additional treatments or surface coatings.
2011-10-19
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The use of a nickel, manganese, and cobalt (NMC) cathode materials for use in lithium-ion batteries is expected to increase under a licensing agreement that allows Umicore to make and sell the materials developed by 3M.
2012-02-24
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3M and Chesapeake Energy Corp. are collaborating to design, manufacture, and market a portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in various transportation sectors in the U.S. The companies note that currently the fuel tank on a CNG vehicle is its most expensive single component but claim that the new CNG tanks stemming from their partnership will reduce costs and increase performance.
2012-08-27
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Lightweight vehicles of the future will require strong carbon-fiber composite structures, but low-cost fibers are needed for market viability. Overcoming the challenges to cheaper carbon fiber is exactly what a research team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is aiming to do at its new Carbon Fiber Technology Facility in Tennessee.
2012-10-05
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Working with supplier 3M, General Motors engineers have developed what they claim is an industry-first LED taillight technology that delivers a soft, uniform red glow in a complex and unique shape. It is being deployed first on the MY2013 Buick Enclave, then will be cascaded to other Buick models, the company says.
2012-10-09
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New commercial vehicles, onboard storage tanks, and shipping container-sized fueling stations signal the latest CNG products.
2009-08-24
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Available in a 2- or 5-mm (0.078- or 0.196-in) transfer tape and 2- or 4-mm (0.157-in) double-coated tape, 3M’s laminating adhesive 360 is used for a low-profile bond line and a smooth appearance on a broad range of high surface energy (HSE) and low surface energy (LSE) materials.
2015-01-05
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Current products from 3M can be used to repair aluminum- and carbon fiber-intensive vehicles, but the company is working with OEMs such as General Motors to develop optimized solutions for multi-material structural applications.
2010-12-07
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3M worked closely with automakers on some recent hybrid programs, including Toyota’s Prius and Auris and Honda's CR-Z, to apply its specially developed versions of Thinsulate material, which is also finding application in off-highway, commercial vehicle, and aerospace sectors.
2009-05-15
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3M dual-lock reclosable fasteners feature high-strength adhesive.
2010-07-22
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FX Premium automotive window films from 3M offer reduced signal interference and a scratch-resistant coating.
2008-12-22
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Recognizing the criticality of cultivating American expertise in the development and production of lithium-ion batteries for automobiles, the U.S. Department of Energy is supporting a new government-industry alliance to do just that.
2009-01-05
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Crystalline automotive window film from 3M uses multilayer nanotechnology with hundreds of precise layers that are less than the thickness of a Post-it Note.
2009-01-12
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Automotive window tinting can be a relatively high-cost item, but taping is a potentially financially effective alternative. One example: the use of 3M’s adhesive transfer tape has helped OE Sunshades, a manufacturer of automotive privacy shades, to accelerate lead times and switch production from the Far East.
2013-07-01
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The 3M Paint Defender System sprays on as a liquid before transforming into a clear, durable film.
2013-05-10
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Advanced insulation packages, solar reflective film, and other thermal-management technologies enable heavy vehicles to reduce idle climate control loads, as demonstrated by NREL's CoolCab project in collaboration with industry OEMs and suppliers.
2014-10-20
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3M offers the new 3M Acrylic Plus Tape Series EX4500 designed for primerless application of trim components for global automakers and supplier customers.
2012-10-10
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3M's Uniform Lighting Lens technology is a light management solution that uses a precision-engineered, micro-patterned polycarbonate that provides even illumination when used as an inner lens in light-emitting diode (LED) taillamp designs.
2012-10-23
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A retired military officer who was the development manager for the U.S. Department of Defense's $3 trillion, six-year Future Year Defense Plan wants suppliers to know that the military wants innovative product solutions.
2012-10-19
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Weight reduction is already a significant consideration in companies’ product development efforts, and the emphasis is only going to increase in the years ahead, according to SAE-member survey respondents.
2017-04-03
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3M is leveraging its 78-year history in lane markings and retroreflective traffic sign material to develop products for the automated driving environment.
2017-08-31
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The company that invented Post-it notes is helping self-driving cars "see" the world.
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