Overcome the design and strength constraints posed by mechanical fasteners. Nuts and bolts concentrate the stress to a single point, leading to joint fatigue and accelerating the effects of peel and shear stresses. Industrial adhesives and tapes increase surface-to-surface contact for a stronger bond and disperse the stress over the entire area. Applied between surfaces, its invisible joints create a smooth finish to elevate your product designs.
Designed to make assembly fast, convenient, and efficient, find out how 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes can improve your lamination technique.
Available as aerosols, cylinders, and even tapes, select the right delivery system to optimise your assembly process. Conveniently apply it manually or with the help of an applicator.
Used between surfaces, 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes leaves the material free of punctures and marks. Enjoy better precision with its ability to reposition parts after application.
Adhesives and tapes are weakest in one-dimensional stresses concentrated on the leading edge of a bond. Luckily, this is where mechanical fastening performs best. The easiest way to mitigate peel in a surface lamination is by incorporating mechanical fasteners at the edge of the bond. These serve as peel terminators and prevent cracks from propagating through the bulk of the bond. If, for aesthetic reasons or otherwise, mechanical fasteners are not appealing, incorporation of transition strips or mechanical lips to the design can provide a smooth transition from one surface to another and provide the same benefit of peel-terminating rivets.
Create innovative products with precision, speed, and strength. For a bond that lasts, get in touch with our experts to tailor a solution for your assemblies.
Bonding and assembly solutions with the features below are best suited for large surface lamination:
Explore the range of 3M Industrial Tapes and Adhesives to be used in large surface lamination applications for your project:
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* Adhesive performance is dependent on cure temperature and size of assembly.
Create innovative designs with confidence. Regardless of industry, application, or substrate, 3M offers a wide range of products that meet your bonding needs.