Consumer likes and dislikes play a significant role in designing for acoustics, vibration and noise harshness control. For example, consumers tend to consider high pitched frequencies annoying but believe low pitched frequencies represent quality. Frequencies can be addressed by design.
Consumer preferences must be considered when designing for sound and vibration damping and noise frequency harshness. Consumers can be sensitive to high-pitched frequencies, so even the smallest squeaks and rattles can greatly affect product satisfaction. At the same time, consumers tend to associate lower frequency sounds with higher quality - as when a vehicle door closes with a reassuring thunk. Vibration can be an urgent concern as well.
3M offers a wide range of innovative adhesives that can be selected for optimal bond area and anticipated loadings in joint designs.
Through the 3M IATD TSR Program and the 3M IATD Design Solutions Program, 3M also helps customers by conducting design reviews and identifying the best design solutions.