1. What Do Cars and Teeth Have in Common?
  • What Do Cars and Teeth Have in Common?

    June 17, 2016
    By Kevin Hoffman/3M Storyteller
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    What Do Cars and Teeth Have in Common?

    You might not think that dentists and mechanics have much in common, but collaborating across disparate fields is often the wellspring of inspiration.

    It all started when 3M automotive scientists went looking for a better way to fix dents. They hypothesized that they could borrow a process from the dental world. Scientists with 3M Oral Care had already innovated in that area with a dental impression used in making crowns and bridges.

    Could a similar system work in the garage?

    What Do Cars and Teeth Have in Common?

    You might not think that dentists and mechanics have much in common, but collaborating across disparate fields is often the wellspring of inspiration.

    It all started when 3M automotive scientists went looking for a better way to fix dents. They hypothesized that they could borrow a process from the dental world. Scientists with 3M Oral Care had already innovated in that area with a dental impression used in making crowns and bridges.

    Could a similar system work in the garage?

    What Do Cars and Teeth Have in Common?

    You might not think that dentists and mechanics have much in common, but collaborating across disparate fields is often the wellspring of inspiration.

    It all started when 3M automotive scientists went looking for a better way to fix dents. They hypothesized that they could borrow a process from the dental world. Scientists with 3M Oral Care had already innovated in that area with a dental impression used in making crowns and bridges.

    Could a similar system work in the garage?

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    The two 3M teams combined their technical expertise to develop the 3M Dynamic Mixing System. They combined the ingredients for fixing dents in a self-contained cartridge that allows customers to use exactly the amount they need, eliminating waste and mess.

    Learn More

     

    The two 3M teams combined their technical expertise to develop the 3M Dynamic Mixing System. They combined the ingredients for fixing dents in a self-contained cartridge that allows customers to use exactly the amount they need, eliminating waste and mess.

    Learn More

     

    The two 3M teams combined their technical expertise to develop the 3M Dynamic Mixing System. They combined the ingredients for fixing dents in a self-contained cartridge that allows customers to use exactly the amount they need, eliminating waste and mess.

    Learn More