December 03, 2012
Through the Automotive Aftermarket Division, 3M will launch a campaign Jan. 1, 2013, to help returning veterans and their families.
November 20, 2012
3M makes progress on its 2015 sustainability goals and is recognized for its sustainability efforts.
November 20, 2012
3M contributions to sustainability are often obvious, but some — hidden deep in customers' products — are not.
November 1, 2012
New technology revolutionizes the grinding process.
October 31, 2012
Campaign will help provide training and support for veterans and their families.
October 1, 2012
Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., with operations in the U.S., Canada, China and Germany, Ceradyne has annual revenue of approximately $500 million. Ceradyne is a worldwide leader in the development and production of advanced technical ceramics for demanding applications in the automotive, oil and gas, solar, industrial, electronics and defense industries. The unique characteristics of advanced technical ceramics offer significant advantages over traditional materials such as metals and plastics.
September 25, 2012
The 3M Infection Prevention Division helps hospitals ward off the ever-present threat of health care-associated infections.
September 11, 2012
3M's technical know-how of matrix resin technology is leading to new opportunities in composite-related products.
Composite pressure vessels are used in many different applications - from paintball equipment to scuba gear, and rocket motors to first-responder oxygen tanks for firefighters. They are also used for storage of compressed natural gas. And this is where 3M sees exciting opportunities.
August 30, 2012
3M and New Dynamics help military personnel combat hearing loss, while creating job opportunities for people with disabilities.
August 20, 2012
When you fill up your car with gas, you probably don't give much thought to all the technology it took to bring that fuel to the pump. But behind the scenes, a tiny bubble — made out of a special kind of glass — has been hard at work on your behalf.
The development of 3M™ Glass Bubbles, like most successful 3M products, can be traced to a culture that continually seeks ways to link seemingly unrelated technologies in order to create new-to-the-world products.
These glass bubbles look like powdered sugar, but are actually microscopic hollow glass spheres. Incredibly light and surprisingly strong, 3M glass bubbles are used as additives in an astonishing variety of products. For example, they reduce the weight of cement used to reinforce oil wells and are used in underwater pipe insulation, making it possible to extract more oil from the bottom of the sea. And, as an ingredient in the plastic parts of your car, glass bubbles even help reduce vehicle weight, improving fuel efficiency so you don't have to fill up as often. Learn more
April 25, 2012
An engineering firm decided to go with 3M™ Speed Glas™ and Adflo™ systems for a challenging project that entails building a number of aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy.
March 6, 2012
Installation of 3M Prestige Exterior Window Film at a number of embassies in Europe is raising the profile of 3M's window film business.
March 2, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. (BUSINESS WIRE) 3M introduces a new liquid cleaner/degreaser made from environmentally friendly, bio-based raw materials: 3M™ Adhesive Remover - Renew. Made with 60 percent renewable materials, 3M™ Adhesive Remover- Renew provides a new option for effective adhesive removal.
3M Scotch-Weld Plastic & Rubber Instant Adhesive
used in record for heaviest weight lifted with glue, Holding 8.1 metric tons in the air for one hour.
3M has introduced two revolutionary coated abrasive products. These products incorporate the latest technological advancements in ceramic based abrasive grain. This provides a dramatic change in metal removal rates, grinding forces, and heat reduction within several consumer abrasive applications. 3M is currently offering these products under the Cubitron II brand. This technology has also been featured in the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).
February 20, 2012
Lt. Col. Doug Glasgow goes from duty in Afghanistan to 3M, via the Pentagon's Corporate Fellows Program.
February 6, 2012
International R&D continues to drive localization. Already one of the most extensive industrial R&D organizations worldwide, 3M International Technical Operations continues to push local innovation in labs and customer technical centers around the world.
January 26, 2012
3M today reported record fourth-quarter sales of $7.1 billion, up 5.7 percent year-on-year. Earnings were $1.35 per share, an increase of 5.5 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2010. The company generated $1.2 billion in free cash flow during the quarter, equal to 128 percent of net income.
January 10, 2012
A partnership formed more than 20 years ago continues to prove to be good business. In 1988, 3M and the Louisiana Association for the Blind teamed up to provide 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads to the U.S. Department of Defense.