Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.
3M display materials manipulate the transmission and reflection of light.
As the world searches for new ways to generate and store energy, it turns to 3M technology.
We can rapidly reconfigure how a product is cut, shaped, and finished for efficient customization.
3M pioneers the manufacture of electronic circuitry on flexible polymer films.
We engineer select materials to absorb sound, dampen vibration, and control undesirable noise.
Pharmaceutical, food, and specialty chemical manufacturing demand components of the highest purity.
3M engineers the size and spacing of pores to the application.
3M's fiber optic splices and connectors help service providers build and maintain networks.
Attach 3M mechanical fasteners and detach them, over and over again.
3M manipulates light to transform everyday products.
3M develops sophisticated films, inks and software for print, electronic displays, and signage.
3M RFID helps increase productivity while cutting the costs of theft and loss.
Dangerous infection is a risk whenever a patient's skin is compromised.
Our sensors respond to heat, light, pressure, radio, chemical, biological, and other signals.
3M technologies are on the front lines in the fight against dangerous microbes.
3M has pioneered metered-dose inhalers and transdermal patch systems.
Our solutions bring significant cost savings and improve outcomes, worldwide.
3M combines strengths in material science, surface characterization, filtration, and biology.
Dyneon fluoropolymers have outstanding temperature and chemical resistance.
From simple single-layered films to complex films tuned to transmit or reflect specific wavelengths.
Helping advance components from semiconductors, interconnects, data storage, displays, and more.
We pioneer dental composites, adhesives, impression materials, orthodontic supplies, and more.
Over 100 years, we have forged inorganic materials into a surprising range of products.
Strength to hold a structural panel for the life of a building. Or so gentle they yield to a child.
More than a century of abrasives that shape, finish, and polish with ease and precision.
3M excels at the development and modification of low-volume, high-value materials.
After 50 years of exploring uses for nonwoven materials, we're still finding new opportunities.
At the nanometer level, materials exhibit unique physical, chemical, and biological properties.
3M composite materials combine extraordinary strength and stiffness with low weight.
Our labs constantly invent new materials and breakthrough modifications of existing ones.
Tiny, precisely shaped structures give materials new physical, chemical, or optical properties.
We can create and disperse particles in solids, films, and liquids.
3M researchers can predict the properties of yet-to-be-made materials.
Nearly all 3M technology platforms—and most products—rely on polymer processing.
More than any other company, 3M delves into the surface of things.
We use ultraviolet and electron beams, fast-paced laser pulses, corona, flames, and more.
We're combining finely controlled processes with the economy of roll-to-roll manufacturing.
Over decades of experience, 3M has refined vapor coating into an art.
Precise optical lenses and complex shapes are formed using advanced molding techniques.
Precise, consistent, cost-competitive, and safe manufacturing technologies.
Software, Analysis and Control
3M advanced software is the “brains” behind tomorrow’s cutting edge electronics.
3M products are designed for the outdoor elements.
3M excels in measuring, characterizing, and understanding new-to-the-world materials and processes.
Complex systems require comprehensive engineering.
Extreme precision for manufacturing tolerances even less than a wavelength of light.
Application Software controls, monitors, interacts with, and enables many 3M innovations.