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Aircraft Manufacturers

3M™ has a very broad range of technology platforms. Our competence and innovation has resulted in a multitude of successful solutions used in the aircraft and helicopter manufacturing processes.

3M solutions for aircraft and helicopter manufacturers can be found in a multitude of manufacturing steps such as structural bonding of interior / cabin environment structures, structural bonding and corrosion protection of aero-structures, solutions for the paint-shop, fly-away or temporary surface protection solutions, general bonding and attachment solutions etc. On top of the aircraft and helicopter manufacturers, we serve the majority of the other industry manufacturing segments like interior manufacturers and engine and nacelle manufactures. Thanks to the 65 subsidiaries of 3M, we are globally but also locally present to bring you high performance and quality solution that brings you value.

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Weight saving solutions

Weight saving solutions

3M provide many solutions that enable weight saving in aircraft and helicopter manufacturing.

Examples of these are our low density void filling range, thermo-foaming core splice films.

Worth mentioning also is our offer of film adhesives for composite surfacing. Despite the weight of a supplementary layer of film it will, thanks to the high surface quality, diminish weight of the final parts by elimination of several supplementary pore filler application steps. Several of our bonding films have reticulation ability when used for bonding of sandwich structures, these will also bring weight saving opportunities without compromising final performance.

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Solutions for high productivity

Solutions for high productivity

3M is focused on addressing increasing needs for high productivity and lean manufacturing. We have lately developed several solutions that enable semi or full automation. Examples include our new range of low density void fillers and paste adhesives, where the products can be extruded from duo-pack cartridges or with dispensing equipment.

The general aircraft industry trend of using more composite materials is changing the product requirements in the applications. 3M have solutions that help our customer fulfill the needs of bondline thickness tolerance issues and out of autoclave process

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EHS friendly solutions

EHS friendly solutions

3M is a world leader in safety and personal protective equipment The wide variety of activities taking place in aerospace activities can make health and safety of workers a challenge. 3M can provide you with all the products needed in order to create a safe and healthy working place. With a range starting with head and eye protection and ending with coveralls and overboots, we can provide you with protection from top to toe

3M Paint preparation system (PPS) has the ability to meet all of the painters’ requirements for the mixing, preparation and application of primers, basecoats and clearcoats in both large and small applications. This disposable mixing and spraying system eliminates the need for traditional spray gun mixing cups and paper filters saving time and increasing efficiency but also it may reduces solvent usage up to 70 percent by strong reduction of cleaning process.

3M have lately developed non-chromated corrosion inhibiting primer to be ready for possible future chromates ban. 3M’s new primer EW 5000 AS have been designed to meet Aerospace process needs and performance requirements and will help you to eliminate traditional cancenogenic and mutagenic hexavalent chromate compound.

To discuss any of these issues with a representative of the Aerospace group, please contact us