ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In today’s hyper-competitive shop industry, efficient repair methods
mean shorter cycle times, better resource management and better margins.
Two years ago, 3M revolutionized the application of filler and glaze
with the 3M™ Dynamic Mixing System and now is expanding the platform
with three of its most popular repair products.
Now, 3M™ Panel Bonding Adhesive (for bonding steel, aluminum, SMC and
FRP), 3M™ Heavy-Bodied Seam Sealer (for matching OEM body seams) and 3M™
EZ Sand Flexible Parts Repair are joining the 3M Dynamic Mixing System
line. The bonding adhesive comes in a 450ml cartridge and the latter two
in 600ml sizes. The three new products join the current cartridge lineup
including 3M™ Platinum™ Plus, 3M™ Platinum Glaze, 3M™ Dent Filling
Compound, 3M™ Dent Finishing Glaze, 3M™ Dent Filling Compound-95 and 3M™
“Our goal is to make the 3M Dynamic Mixing System the body man’s primary
tool,” said U.S. Marketing Supervisor for 3M Automotive Aftermarket
Division, Steve Widen. “With this newest round of product cartridges,
we’re addressing the shops’ other needs beyond fillers and glazes. We
have been testing these three products on the West Coast since May, and
they’ve been so well received we’ve seen an increase in the use of the
3M Dynamic Mixing System overall.”
Professionals have learned to stop mixing and start fixing with the
innovative 3M Dynamic Mixing System and its ability to blend the
material and hardener in the pneumatic gun’s nozzle to always deliver
the perfect formulation. Because technicians no longer have to mix 3M
fillers, glazes and bonding materials by hand, users reported a
reduction in waste of more than 40 percent and reduced re-work and
clean-up times of more than 30 hours per month.
Inside the 3M Dynamic Mixing System nozzle, compounds mix without
introducing the tiny air bubbles that can become pinholes when the
products harden – a typical drawback to traditional open-air mixing. A
tight, pinhole-free wet-coat removes the need for extra filler or glaze
and delivers higher customer satisfaction on completion of the work. The
carefully controlled mixture process also removes the risk of
over-catalyzing the compounds, a benefit that greatly reduces waste in
the shop. To measure material use for billing purposes, 3M produces each
cartridge with a visible graduated fill line.
The heart of 3M Dynamic Mixing System is a lightweight, heavy-duty
ergonomic gun whose pneumatic system creates a vortex-like tornado
mixing process in the disposable nozzles. Unlike static nozzles, which
can be as long as six inches, the 3M Dynamic Mixing System tips are only
an inch in length, which means a lot less unused catalyzed material
after the job. Most body repair products are thick and hard to extrude
through a static mixing nozzle, but the 3M Dynamic Mixing System gun’s
controlled force speeds up delivery by 50 percent over traditional
methods. It is a just-in-time delivery process that produces material
the moment it is needed in a smooth, even flow.
“The 3M Dynamic Mixing System is an example of how 3M has collaborated
with shop owners and technicians to develop tools and solutions,” said
Widen. “Feedback from repair professionals led to the creation of this
time-saving and waste-reducing equipment. We are on track to introduce
more new body repair products for the 3M Dynamic Mixing System platform
each quarter of 2013.”
The 3M Dynamic Mixing System is available throughout the United States.
Contact 1-877-MMM-CARS or your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sales
Representative for more information or visit our website at www.3M.com/DynamicMixingSystem.
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