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  • Enabling lighter, safer, quieter aircraft in the skies near you.

    When it comes to designing today’s finest aircraft or updating classic fighters, every element is essential.

    09/11/2015 Enabling lighter, safer, quieter aircraft in the skies near you.
  • Accurate. Timely. Essential.

    Accurate and timely information, allows users of license plate readers to make quick and well-informed decisions.

    12/31/2015 Accurate. Timely. Essential.
  • Restoring Warbirds

    Nelson Ezell has found love in the strangest of places – even at the bottom of a swamp. Nelson pours his energy into restoring old war planes. Most planes were built during World War II.

    12/31/2015 Restoring Warbirds
  • Spray on performance with a new water-based adhesive.

    Finally, there’s a water-based adhesive that doesn't compromise on strength or speed.

    12/18/2015 Spray on performance with a new water-based adhesive.
  • Lead-free, with a smoother ride.

    Ride more smoothly and sustainably with a different kind of wheel weights.

    01/29/2016 Lead-free, with a smoother ride.
  • Safety expertise. Where and when you need it.

    Helping your crew be aware of the latest occupational health and safety practices and procedures is important to you. The 3M Safety Roadshow mobile training center brings learning to life.

    11/30/2015 Safety expertise. Where and when you need it.
  • Bubbles that help build a better car.

    These glass bubbles may be tiny, but they pack a whole lot of punch when it comes to helping improve fuel economy.

    11/13/2015 Bubbles that help build a better car.
  • Improving automotive, one strip at a time.

    When designing a better car, one unassuming material can change everything.

    10/08/2015 Improving automotive, one strip at a time.
  • On the track, they’re protected.

    Learn how we can help NASCAR drivers stay safer by suppressing the hottest high-speed flames.

    10/01/2015 On the track, they’re protected.
  • The science of getting noticed.

    Stretch your imagination. Turn heads. Command attention. Now it’s easy to give your brand the edge you’re looking for with 3M™ Envision™ Wrap Films.

    09/25/2015 The science of getting noticed.
  • Powerful cleaners, driven to precision.

    Keeping vehicles cleaner for a greener world.

    09/18/2015 Powerful cleaners, driven to precision.
  • Microcrystalline ceramic beads, applied to helping you get home safe at night.

    Get the inside story on the science that helps our road markings stay firm, and helps us stay safe.

    09/03/2015 Microcrystalline ceramic beads, applied to helping you get home safe at night.
  • Lighter, stronger, temperature resistant components for aircraft engines.

    Ceramic Matrix Composite engine parts made with 3M™ Nextel™ Ceramic Fibers are lighter weight, stronger, and more heat resistant than titanium parts commonly used today, enabling defense aircraft to run hotter and fly faster in demanding operational environments.

    08/21/2015 Lighter, stronger, temperature resistant components for aircraft engines.
  • Retroreflective technology. Applied to illuminating the safe way home.

    A recent study by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration found that marking heavy trucks with reflective tape makes a significant impact on roadway safety.

    08/13/2015 Retroreflective technology. Applied to illuminating the safe way home.
  • When it comes to fuel economy, less (weight) is more.

    Helping you meet the demand for lighter and more fuel efficient vehicles.

    07/30/2015 When it comes to fuel economy, less (weight) is more.
  • Keeping cool, on and off the job.

    For workers, 3M knows what it takes to keep your environment—and the people in it—cool and safe, even in the hottest conditions.

    07/09/2015 Keeping cool, on and off the job.
  • Real stories. Real safety.

    They expect me home every night.

    06/25/2015 Real stories. Real safety.
  • Wheel weights: The key to unlocking a smooth ride.

    Give your customers a smooth, balanced and safe ride with the lead-free 3M™ Wheel Weight System.

    06/18/2015 Wheel weights: The key to unlocking a smooth ride.
  • The magic of microspheres.

    3M’s glass bubbles minimize weight and improve strength of composites used to manufacture vehicles and aircraft.

    06/04/2015 The magic of microspheres.
  • Holding dreams and reality together.

    From 3M™ VHB™ acrylic tape to 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ structural adhesives, our technologies help solve difficult engineering challenges, allowing transportation designers to innovate like never before.

    05/28/2015 Holding dreams and reality together.
  • Start seeing safety on the roads.

    Improve worker and driver safety with highly reflective 3M™ Work Zone Sheeting.

    05/21/2015 Start seeing safety on the roads.
  • Stay Warmer. Sleep better. Drive Safer.

    The unique microfibers in 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation trap warm air in and lock cold air out, so long haul truckers can get a better night’s sleep.

    03/13/2015 Stay Warmer. Sleep better. Drive Safer.
  • Reducing stress for horses. (And for you.)

    Rivets and screws can generate uncomfortable vibrations throughout a horse trailer. But 3M™ VHB™ tape is strong enough to hold a trailer together and absorb road vibrations for a smoother ride all around.

    03/13/2015 Reducing stress for horses. (And for you.)
  • Can confidence be reflected?

    We think it can. 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG3 retro-reflective sheeting makes road signs brighter and clearer. So drivers see directions and warnings sooner and more clearly.

    03/13/2015 Can confidence be reflected?
  • Subtraction adds up.

    3M™ Void Fillers, 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Paste Adhesives and Light-Weight Polysulfide Sealants reduce aircraft weight, maximizing efficiency, minimizing costs and enhancing sustainability.

    03/13/2015 Subtraction adds up.
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