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3M Announces Comprehensive End-to-End Static Management Program

Unique technology allows electronics manufacturers to remotely monitor their facilities for EOS/ESD on a real-time basis

APEX CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO - Feb. 28, 2012 – 3M today launched its comprehensive 3M Static Management Program, designed to improve product quality and production yields for customers requiring high reliability in the electronics manufacturing industry. This unique program offers a full complement of product, software and service solutions, powered by the technical expertise of 3M staff and the company’s proprietary technologies.

    The 3M Static Management Program gives customers the equipment, tools and training necessary to support an effective EOS/ESD control program and to help them achieve ANSI/ESD S20.20 ESD Control Program certification. This end-to-end system offers process controls for electronics assembly, test and repair. Companies can monitor their production environments in real-time, helping to ensure that final products are protected and end-customers’ reputations are safe.

    “The 3M Static Management Program is designed to provide increased process savings, quality improvements and higher yields,” said Matt Bosway, business manager, 3M Electronic Solutions Division, Static Control Business. “Coupled with the proven protection that customers trust from the 3M brand, our system will support manufacturers in their efforts to make more dependable products, receive fewer end-user complaints, reduce manual testing time and provide a measurable return on investment. Now companies can comprehensively monitor whether products are being properly protected throughout the process.”

    The 3M Static Management Program has five unique components:

    Facility EOS/ESD Assessment: Trained professionals from 3M will conduct an evaluation of the customer’s manufacturing facility to determine where static events are occurring or may occur. Working closely with the customer, these 3M experts recommend solutions consistent with industry standards and the level of protection desired in the facility.

    Installation: 3M ensures professional installation of all EOS/ESD control equipment selected by the customer.

    Training: 3M offers training that is tailored to the customer’s business and personnel. Detailed, technical training is conducted in-person for engineers and supervisor-level personnel, while online training is available to teach essential EOS/ESD prevention measures to operators.

    Continuous Monitoring: A key component of the 3M Static Management Program is the proprietary 3M Static Monitoring Software, which enables real-time monitoring of the customer’s production areas for critical parameters, such as voltage and resistance. Select personnel are alerted when customer-determined thresholds are exceeded, so that root causes may be determined and quick responses taken to mitigate any damages.

    Ongoing Support: 3M experts are available 24/7 to offer remote technical and diagnostic assistance. In addition, on-site application and troubleshooting support is available, along with ongoing calibration and repair services to help ensure that the customer’s static control system is operating properly at all times.

    The Static Management Program from 3M is ideal for electronics manufacturing and repair facilities where components and processes are very sensitive to threats of EOS and ESD, including: aerospace, automation, communications, defense, industrial control and medical industries. To learn more about the complete offerings from 3M and its new 3M Static Management System, visit www.3Mstatic.com, or visit booth #3709 at the APEX Conference in the San Diego Convention Center, Feb. 28 – March 1, 2012.

About 3M Electronic Solution Division – Static

    3M Electronic Solutions Division’s Static Control Business is a global leader in static protection, offering a full range of solutions designed to help electronic products manufacturers develop and maintain complete static control programs that meet the challenge of electrostatic discharge (ESD) control, electrical overstress (EOS), and adverse environmental conditions during handling and transportation.

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