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3M Rail Technology & Manufacturing Solutions

Advanced technologies for rail car design and production.

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As communities strive for more efficient and sustainable mass transit solutions, passenger trains are experiencing a renaissance in cities all over the world. Today’s rail car designs are lighter, faster, and more aerodynamic and energy efficient than ever, with lighter weight materials and sleek designs. 3M technologies can help maximize manufacturing and operational efficiencies while expanding design options and flexibility.

  • Products for Rail

    Keeping pace with the rapid changes in rail technology, 3M offers a wide range of products that can help maximize manufacturing and operational efficiencies, while lowering costs and improving long-term performance.

  • Applications for Rail

    From design to delivery, 3M innovation is helping tackle your toughest application challenges, from expanding design flexibility to improving product performance and optimizing manufacturing efficiencies.

     

  • Safety Products

    Keeping workers safe is critical, and 3M has a wide selection of products and equipment to help you achieve safety goals.

    Safety News – Press releases, general hazard information and more compiled by 3M Safety


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How Can 3M™ VHB™ Tapes Help With Passenger Rail Car Design and Production?

Are you ready to reduce weight? Make production easier? Minimize maintenance? Think 3M™ VHB™ Tapes.

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3M Applications Engineers Brent Bystrom and Rebecca Johnson discuss rail applications for 3M™ VHB™ Tapes
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Global Solutions for the Future of Passenger Rail Car Design and Production: 3M™ VHB™ Tape (17:12)

  • Register now to view the full video, hosted by expert 3M engineers with a combined 60+ years of experience, on the use of 3M™ VHB™ Tapes for passenger rail car applications.

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Meet Our Engineers

  •     Application Engineer Brent Bystrom has been with 3M for over 30 years and has focused on 3M™ VHB™ Tapes for the last 12       
    Brent Bystrom
    Sr. Application Engineer, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes
  •     Application Engineer Rebecca Johnson has been with 3M for more than 32 years, focusing on Rail applications for the last five       
    Rebecca Johnson
    Sr. Application Engineer, Rail
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Resources for Rail

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We offer a wide range of resources from technical and safety documents to training videos.

  • Learn about floor bonding and assembly options

    Start with adhesion basics or go right to the substrate selector. This handy tool offers general recommendations based on your substrates to narrow your selection, which you can then explore in greater detail.

    Interactive Floor Bonding Guide (PDF, 16.25 MB)

    Technical data sheets

    Search the 3M Technical Database for technical data on our tapes and adhesives.

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Flame, Smoke and Toxicity (FST) Testing

FST tests set the standard for which products you can use for a given application. Use the tool below to retrieve FST test results for specific 3M products, or enter a test standard to view a list of 3M products which meet that standard.

Don't see an FST test report for your product?

Our list of tested products constantly changes. If you don’t see results for a specific product use the Ask a 3M Expert link below to submit a request and tell us which product you’re interested in. We’ll let you know whether that product is scheduled for testing. If not, we’ll get in touch to discuss your needs further and determine whether we can arrange to have it tested for you.


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