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3M website helps users build their own cable assemblies

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2nd June 2008, UK – Diversified technology company 3M has introduced a new web site that enables users to build their own cable assemblies.  Using the “Find-A-Part” software application and the graphic oriented VCAT (Virtual Cable Assembly Tool) software, users can design literally millions of possible cable assemblies for their own custom use.  Offering dynamic part configuration and using the latest in browse and search technologies, the new streamlined website design also makes it much easier to find product features and benefits. 

Users are also now able to dynamically configure part numbers themselves, eliminating common errors.  Also available on the site are related technical and sales documents and 3D models.  Customers can check distributor inventory, submit a request for product sample or request a quote using simple web forms.  Visit the site at http://www.3M.com/interconnects.  For further information please call 0870 6094639.

About 3M in the electronics market
3M, the diversified technology company, provides a comprehensive range of solutions for the electronics market in the UK and Ireland, from components through to chemicals.

Covering multiple applications – including medical device technology, ICT, PCB, semiconductor, automotive and military/aerospace – 3M supplies products that aim to address the challenges designers and manufacturers face today.

About 3M
3M is a $24.5 billion diversified technology company which, since 1902, has been creating innovative products that help make the world healthier, safer and more productive. Well known 3M brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate and Scotch-Brite.

3M employs 76,200 people worldwide, producing thousands of innovative products for customers in dozens of diverse markets in some 200 countries. Its 45 technology platforms touch nearly every aspect of modern life - the company has applied its expertise in RFID technology to deliver biometric passports; it is using its understanding of the healthcare industry to provide hospitals with infection prevention and detection solutions; and its digital signage offerings are revolutionising the way businesses communicate with their customers, their employees and the general public.

The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing 4000 people across 18 locations, including 12 manufacturing sites. Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, occupational health and environmental safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high-performance coatings, secure documents and passport scanners.