The 3M Bonding Process Centers are designed to help identify customized process solutions to complex bonding challenges and now enable customers to also virtually access the centers for consultations and live demos. Formerly known as the Global Adhesives Solutions Lab, the 3M Bonding Process Centers connect customers with local 3M experts, facilitating a partnership that solves problems and optimizes processes.
To mark this evolution, 3M engineers and experts are offering virtual consultations with customers and prospects from 3M Bonding Process Centers in all three locations. These sessions highlight how the company's growing capabilities can be applied to increase positive business outcomes for manufacturing and assembly businesses.
Taylor Harper, global business development director at 3M, said: " Our technologies, knowledge, and highly customised solutions enable manufacturers to realise business benefits that range from higher levels of productivity to significant reductions in cost.”
The Bonding Process Center allows customers to find the optimal combination to meet their production needs and business outcomes, either by engaging in an interactive, remote visit, or an in-person experience. 3M experts are on hand to experiment with different types of tapes and adhesives, and dispensing options that range from powered manual dispensers to fully programmable machinery, to find the right solution for each customer. Additionally, the centers are accustomed to all assembly types, ranging from large surfaces to small joints and encapsulating, and offer metered 1- and 2-part dispensing, automated tape dispensing, hot melt technologies, and more.
"Most problems have more than one solution, and our BPC experts help customers choose the best ones for their circumstances, through one-on-one consultations on process development and improvement, opportunities to test a variety of equipment, and follow-up support beyond customers' visits to the centre. We look forward to welcoming customers to all of our Bonding Process Center locations," added Harper.
Against the backdrop of a growing trend toward automation in manufacturing, the 3M Bonding Process Centers provide a starting point from which to design and plan automated bonding solutions.
"Whether customers are interested in testing the latest innovations in dispensing and automation or are simply looking for a better tape or adhesive to bond their parts together, our scientists and engineers will work with them to identify, tailor and design custom solutions to their production challenges," said Harper.