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3M puts real power into automotive design

When you have served the automotive industry for more than 100 years, you learn a few things about propulsion. You can look to 3M for internal combustion engine (ICE) solutions that enable increased torque and reduced engine size and emission control solutions that meet rapidly changing global requirements. You can also look to us to help find solutions for evolving electric vehicle trends and challenges. Let’s talk about how 3M can help give you the power you need.

  • Extending range, tackling thermal runaway challenges and improving system efficiency are some of the key drivers in today's electric vehicle marketplace. 3M delivers solutions to help meet those goals, including advanced materials that help manage electrical insulation and thermal conductivity, thermal runaway propagation solutions that fit a variety of cell designs, and adhesives and tapes that help simplify assembly.

  • For decades, we have continuously introduced new capabilities in bonding, sealing, strengthening and electrical insulation for industrial use. Now we are exploring how to apply those expertise to eMotors and Inverters to help you solve some of your toughest challenges.

  • Emission control system regulations, such as upcoming Level 7 requirements, are changing rapidly around the world. 3M has been supporting emissions control solutions for more than 45 years with technical expertise, global labs, and local manufacturing. Our team of emission control solution experts can help design a solution that meets your local requirements now and in the future.

  • Internal combustion engines are getting smaller but no less powerful. 3M can help you increase torque, reduce engine size and lighten the load with materials that maintain their strength.

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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.