Machine vision is only as good as its sensors.
Vehicles depend more and more on sensors that are smart, responsive and dependable. Sensors need to inform drivers, read road signs, and talk to each other. They need to stay aware of dangers, obstacles and rapidly changing conditions.
Sensors need to be strategically placed, secure and above all, functional. But 3M Science adds another layer of thinking: Design. You want a sensor that does its job without calling attention to itself. Out of sight, out of mind.
3M Science offers next generation materials, cross industry expertise and real world experience to bring proven solutions to your engineering and design challenges.
Using a 3M tape or adhesive for bonding sensor brackets can really streamline your production. You can eliminate heavy mechanical fasteners, punching and drilling, thickened fascia walls and the bleed-through that can occur during spot welding. 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes and 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tapes can bond to plastics and the latest low-surface-energy clear coats, and many can be attached without primers Tapes for bonding flexible printed circuits can handle the curves and the heat. Our 3M™ Structural Bonding Tape is pre-applied to a wide range of brackets and hardware, requires minimal fixturing and cures to semi-structural strength during standard autoclave processes – or, it can be activated post-autoclave using only UV light. That’s freedom of design. That’s automotive adhesives and adhesive tapes from 3M.
You strive to add image, radar, camera and ultrasonic equipment to your automotive designs – without letting anyone know they are there. 3M provides adhesives and tapes that can really help. Our wide range of adhesives and tapes includes double sided tapes for permanent bonding in very small spaces. Our 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes and 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tapes contribute to thin, precise bondlines through a variety of conditions. 3M™ Structural Bonding Tape is pre-applied to brackets for rain sensors, humidity control, side- and forward-facing cameras, anti-pinch sensors and more, and requires minimal pre-cure fixturing. The result is sleeker, cleaner, more efficient and secure sensor bonding in more places, without detracting from the look of the vehicle.
Sensors will encounter elements that interfere with clarity. 3M films defend sensors against weather, oils and other visual impediments.
A higher signal-to-noise ratio is essential for accurate object detection and classification. In short, inputs from data sources can’t be distorted. Messages must be quickly and accurately analyzed, prioritized and processed.
Seeing is everything when it comes to sensors. 3M science provides the means to keep a sensor’s viewpoint clean and free of debris. Allowing the transmission of signals to remain uncompromised.
Our 3M experts are dedicated collaborators and invested in finding or creating the best solution for your unique challenge. Connect with an expert today to discuss our sensor solutions and discover what’s possible.
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