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Solutions to bonding and assembly challenges

You want to improve product designs and production efficiency – 3M offers a wide range of bonding products to do just that across different industries, applications and substrates.

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    Bonding Product Comparison Tool

    Research and compare products for use in your design. Narrow your search by material and application details.

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    Finite Element Analysis

    3M has developed Material Data Cards (MDCs) for common 3M PSAs for use with many commercially available FEA software applications.

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Different challenges lead to different solutions. Depending on your needs, adhesive bonds can keep seams and joints secure, maintain rigidity or flexibility and provide a barrier to keep substances in or out while also making production easier.

Learn More About Adhesives and Tapes

Finding the right adhesive or tape for your bonding needs involves choosing likely candidates and testing them in your application. Knowing more about how adhesion works can help you find the right path.

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    Material Bonding

    Different substrates have different characteristics that dictate how an adhesive or tape will interact where they make contact.

    Metal

    Traditional Material

    Engineered Plastics

    LSE Plastics

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    The Science of Adhesion

    Learn more about how Surface Science, Joint Design and Adhesive Chemistry come together to make your adhesively bonded joint meet your performance requirements and customer expectations.

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    Assembly Types

    These six assembly types have different design characteristics that often determine the best adhesive or tape.

    Panel-to-Frame/Stiffener-to-Panel

    Small Joint Assembly

    Large Surface Lamination

    Mounting and Trim Attachment

    Gasketing

    Sealing, Potting and Encapsulating


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    Surface Preparation for 3M™ VHB™ Tape Applications

     

    Learn more about how different surface preparation methods can help you achieve the best bond.

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    See surface energies for a wide range of materials and why coatings can present bonding challenges.

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    Adhesive and Tape Classifications and Characteristics

     

    Learn more about different classification types such as form, bond strength and type of bond.

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    3M™ VHB™ Tapes: over 40 years strong

     

    In the last 40 years, 25 billion feet of 3M™ VHB™ Tape has been produced – enough tape for 10 trips to the moon and back.

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