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Collaborative research between 3M and Matrix Engineering Consultants generated fascinating results on controlling loading dynamics in automotive chassis bolted connections through friction increase. In this Expert Insight interview, Florian Grimm, 3M’s Global Technical Lead, Friction Solutions, and Jon Ness, Principal Engineer with Matrix Engineering Consultants, discuss how 3M’s diamond-embedded friction shims can deliver an order-of-magnitude increase in shear capacity for a typical automotive chassis bolted joint – with minimal design change.