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3M™ Friction Shims for xEV Battery

3M friction shims can make existing designs more efficient, securing bolted connections in xEV battery mounting without adding size or significant weight

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Design-in efficiency

  • 3M supplies friction shims in various grades to meet customer specifications for friction coefficients and related shear or torque requirements. Some grades have been specially developed to bite through coatings and rough surfaces that can present challenges when mounting to chassis and sub-frames.


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Key benefits for xEV battery assembly and production

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    Available in various grades to meet your needs

    3M supplies friction shims in various grades to meet customer specifications for friction coefficients and related shear or torque requirements. Some grades have been specially developed to bite through coatings and rough surfaces that can present challenges when mounting to chassis and sub-frames.

  • designer in an automotive space

    Excellent quick-fix or design-in solution

    3M friction shims are an excellent quick-fix solution for xEV battery mount assemblies that require additional strength and stability, without additional bolts or costly redesigns. It also makes them simple to incorporate into existing xEV battery mount designs. We can provide pre-assembly solutions such as inner clips for faster installation. 3M friction shims can also be disassembled and reused.


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Key lifespan and durability benefits for the xEV battery

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  • Added strength and securement for xEV battery mounting systems

    3M friction shims enable more secure xEV battery mounting for bolt-on applications and can help reduce NVH, which can contribute to battery failure over time. They are a simple way to add strength and longevity to e-battery mounting systems and contribute to the lifetime performance of the batteries themselves.


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Millions of applications worldwide

There are currently millions of 3M friction shims in automobiles worldwide. Excellent for secured fixation of jointed connections, our friction shims deliver strong, reliable performance in automotive mounting applications. 3M friction shims can provide an efficient solution for existing designs without adding size or significant weight. As a design-in solution, friction shims can help create a durable, long-lasting battery mount, saving tooling costs.


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Key benefits for design engineers

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    Increase load and peak torque

    Our friction shims allow for increased potential load and up to four times the torque of conventional mounting methods without adding to the size or weight of bolted connection points.

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    Design with ease

    In some cases, designers can reduce the size of bolted joints and other assemblies. 3M provides friction shims tailored to perform even under challenging requirements, allowing designers to specify steel-to-steel and other materials with very low friction coefficients. Drop-in shims typically require no modifications to existing designs.


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