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Rail Car Manufacturing Solutions

  • 3M’s science aids in building rail cars more efficiently, more cost effectively and above all, more competitively. With innovative solutions ranging from adhesives to graphic films, 3M industrial design solutions help to meet the challenges of lightweighting, noise and vibration issues.

  • No matter what you’re bonding, you want a process that’s easy to repeat and provides secure, reliable attachment. Our experts have created a huge variety of adhesive and tape solutions that can enable sturdy, lightweight design options and make assembly more efficient. From attaching composite materials to bonding two (or more) dissimilar substrates, 3M has innovative solutions to help rail operators meet bonding and assembly challenges head on.

  • Crowded platforms are an ideal place to capture the attention of your target. Daily commuters and the travelling public can be easily reached using dynamic, bold and exciting graphics. 3M graphic materials are high quality, durable and warrantied, ensuring your message lasts on this high impact medium. 3M is helping rail operators overcome some key industry challenges efficiently, cost effectively and above all, more competitively

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    Abrasives for Rail Manufacturing

    Whether you are manufacturing or refurbishing in the rail industry, with 3M you are buying into over 100 years of expert heritage. We have cutting edge proprietary technologies such as the revolutionary Precision Shaped Grain ceramic mineral used in 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives, designed to withstand the toughest substrates. We also have efficient solutions to give you the right finish while keeping the shape intact, from matching and blending to final blending or even paint preparation. Combine our expertise with our portfolio and you have the cornerstones of our service to you – delivering the best products, trusted the world over.

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    Painting and Paint Booth Protection Solutions for Rail Manufacturing

    Efficient paint processes start with clean equipment and a clean environment – both can be easily provided by using 3M technologies. The 3M™ Dirt Trap Protection Material offers easily applied surface protection and trapping of any dust, dirt and overspray. Using the 3M™ Accuspray™ system with replaceable heads and the 3M™ PPS™ Paint Application System assures an efficient system is used with minimal cleaning required and a lot of flexibility, including the possibility of applying a coating upside down.