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3M™ Friction Shims
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Ultra-thin shims with a powerful “bite” give you up to 4x higher torque in your joint designs.

3M™ Friction Shims

Downsizing doesn't have to mean a downgrade in performance. From wind turbines to automotive engines – wherever components must be reliably joined together to transmit forces and torques – 3M™ Friction Shims provide a simple, cost-effective and technically mature solution. These proven materials help answer the demand for maximum power density – enhancing friction to transmit higher loads while enabling more compact and lightweight designs. 3M friction shims reliably transmit up to 4x higher torques than conventional systems, without requiring modifications to the joint design.

  • automated assembly process aided by use of 3M Friction Shims
    Robotics

    Robotics technology requires elegant, reliable solutions. Friction shims can increase performance and reduce component size in robotic systems such as the wrist, end-effector, joints/links and grippers. Small robots in small areas, fast-moving robotic arms and machines that experience high vibrations can benefit from the increased friction coefficient.

  • wind mills in an open green space with blue skies
    Wind Power

    Friction shims are a promising solution to the issue of wind turbine weight. Smaller wind turbines can be transported more easily and meet restrictive size requirements. Friction shims, with their thin profile and powerful grip, allow for a more compact design while boosting torque transmission – creating opportunity for a lower wind turbine weight.

  • The automotive industry is introducing more hybrid vehicles and incorporating more sophisticated electronics into all vehicles, which adds more stress to bolted joints. 3M™ Friction Shims have become an essential solution for weight reduction and weight management in bolted assemblies. Creating efficiency with the diamond grip that transmits more torque and protects against higher shear loads in bolted joints.



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