SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M today launched its comprehensive 3M Static Management Program,
designed to improve product quality and production yields for
manufacturers of electronic devices and components. 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
The 3M Static Management Program gives customers the tools and training
necessary to support an effective EOS/ESD control program and to help
them comply with ANSI/ESD S20.20. This end-to-end system enables
stringent process controls for electronics assembly, test and repair.
Companies can monitor their production environments in real-time,
helping to ensure that their products are protected and that their
reputations are safe.
“The 3M Static Management Program is designed to provide for process
savings, quality improvements and higher yields,” said Matt Bosway,
business manager, 3M Electronic Solutions Division, Static Control
Business. “Our customers have always counted on 3M for EOS/ESD
protection, and this program takes that protection to the next level.
The real game-changer is the ability to continuously monitor all areas
of the production environment for causes and evidence of EOS/ESD. Our
customers can now monitor whether their products and devices are being
properly protected at all stages of the manufacturing 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 3M
equipment and software 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
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, as well as
actual ESD events. 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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