Chassis and wheel design

Automation Solutions for Chassis and Wheels


Design Confidence Begins Here

From the design stage through the finished chassis and wheels assembly, automotive OEM and Tier solutions can begin delivering efficiency and reduced costs before they are ever applied. 3M provides adhesives and wheel weights that can be easily configured and delivered for use in automated systems. Check them out here.

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    Structural Adhesive Liquids
    3M delivers structural adhesive liquids that enable reinforcement and, in many applications, replacement of mechanical fasteners. These liquids afford provide flexible working times making them suitable for quick, efficient application using automated mixing and application equipment. They are heat cured to structural strength at variable rates, using established OEM processes, so there's usually no need to add process steps for adhesive cure.
    • 3M™ Structural Adhesive SA9820
      Formulated for increased design flexibility in automotive OEM applications, this two-part epoxy adhesive is ideal for bonding carbon composites. It cures at low temperatures and can achieve the same mechanical performance of 1K, even on oily metals. Bonded substructures can be stored up to two months before full e-coat/paint cycle curing.

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    3M™ Wheel Weights

    Composite-based, non-lead and very flexible, 3M™ Wheel Weight materials meet and exceed OEM performance standards and integrate easily into high-speed tire balancing processes. Level-wound rolls can be cut on demand, and 3M works with equipment suppliers to deliver semi-automated and fully automated wheel weight application solutions. Our wheel weight materials help reduce cycle times, balancer rejects and residual imbalance in wheel assembly. They may also reduce stocking costs related to parts and inventory.

    Please contact a 3M expert to discuss your specific application.

Need Help Finding the Right Solution?

3M is constantly working to meet the evolving challenges of automotive OEM and Tier suppliers worldwide. If you need help finding an existing solution or would like to talk about specific ideas you’re working on, get in touch with us.