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