3M design specialists can help to lower manufacturing costs, improve energy consumption, and enhance vehicle aesthetics, by reducing weight with innovative lightweighting solutions.
With government regulations requiring ever-increasing fuel economy standards, car manufacturers are leading the way in applying lightweighting technology. 3M and Automotive Engineering International have teamed up to find out which technologies and materials are the most effective in helping manufacturers meet their weight reduction goals.
Substrates, such as metal and plastic, can have significantly different physical and chemical properties that must be accommodated in new, lighter weight designs. Download our whitepaper to learn more about bonding composite parts.
As design engineers seek out more materials to help reach their lightweighting targets, challenges with bonding dissimilar materials can often arise due to differences in chemical properties. Download our 'New Techniques for Joining Plastic to Metal' article to explore how manufacturers are using tapes and adhesives to bond dissimilar materials.
Strength. Durability. Longevity. Versatility. 3M adhesives and tapes are the ideal solution for bonding composites, plastics, and other lightweighting materials.