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Train Maintenance

3M’s comprehensive range of adhesives, sealants and tapes offers the rail industry both internal and external joint design solutions for structurally bonding and sealing components.

These adhesives can offer many solutions when it comes to train maintenance. From reducing weight, noise, vibration and cost to improving productivity by removing the requirement for mechanical fasteners (screws, bolts, rivets, etc) and their associated preparation (drilling/punching holes, assembly tools, etc). They can also replace welding and the refinishing work frequently required to provide an aesthetic surface finish after welding.

Assembly
  • Interior Rail Car Construction Interior Rail Car Construction

    Bonding interior panel components and attaching panel to wall with 3M™ VHB™ Acrylic Foam Tapes or 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Structural Adhesives.

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  • Light Cover Assembly Light Cover Assembly

    Bonding light cover to rail car ceiling with 3M™ VHB™ Acrylic Foam Tapes.

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  • Floor Bonding Floor Bonding

    Bonding floor coverings to metal or wooden panels with 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive 7231 or 3M Sprayable Hybrid Sealant.

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  • Exterior Metal Skin Bonding Exterior Metal Skin Bonding

    Bonding exterior side skins and panels to the frames of railway carriages with 3M Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesive Sealants.

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  • Direct Glazing Direct Glazing

    Bonding of windows and windscreens with 3M Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesive Sealants.

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  • Structural Bonding Structural Bonding

    Flame retardant adhesive for bonding train doors. Structural bonding is required to bond external metal sheets to internal honeycomb panel and door structure with 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesive 7240 and 7260.

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Attachment
  • Attachment of anti-squeak pads Attachment of anti-squeak pads

    Attaching neoprene anti-squeak pads between interior panels and frame cross members with 3M Laminating Adhesive Transfer Tapes.

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  • 3M Products for Signage 3M Products for Signage

    Attaching nameplates to rail cars with 3M™ VHB™ Acrylic Foam Tapes.

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  • Panel Attachment Systems Panel Attachment Systems

    Attaching interior ceiling and wall panels to rail car structure or roof frame with 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners.

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Protection
  • 3M Protective Tapes for Metal Substrates 3M Protective Tapes for Metal Substrates

    3M Protective Tapes 25A12 and 25A25 are ideal for train maintenance when applied to metal parts for protection in shipping, handling and assembly.

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  • Surface Protection Surface Protection

    Temporary protection of interior panels, furniture and glass in trains with 3M™ Protective tapes 5504A-UV, 8009RX, 10039A or 8015RX.

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Sealing
  • Underbody Sealing Underbody Sealing

    Sealing and protection of underbody of vehicles with 3M™ Sprayable Hybrid Sealant.

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  • Dampening Coating Dampening Coating

    Absorb noise and vibration using 3M™ Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesive Sealants.

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  • Roof Sealing Roof Sealing

    3M™ Polyurethane and Hybrid Adhesive Sealants are idea for train maintenance when used for sealing roof bows.

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