1. Mounting and Small Parts Attachment
Bonding and Assembly
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Mounting and Fixing Small Parts

Eliminates tedious steps and holds strong for smarter designs

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Beyond strong, even when bonding dissimilar substrates

Design without barriers using a bonding and assembly solution that provides strength and a sleek appearance for your attachments. Mount small electrical components or fix plastic parts conveniently with just a thin layer of industrial adhesive. Applied along the joint, it holds against shear stress and redistributes the dead load along the bonded area for durability. Adaptable to thermal changes and resistant to most solvents, 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes provides optimal performance in any environment. Eliminate additional steps during application, such as fixturing, as parts can be repositioned easily for a leaner assembly process.

Enjoy a seamless design and expand your design capabilities with 3M’s range of bonding and assembly solutions.


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Design challenges associated with mounting and fixing small parts

  • Person mounting parking sign to concrete wall
  • Speed and efficiency

    Control the flow of liquid adhesives or use a pressure sensitive mounting tape easily to fit the small bonding area. It requires little or no fixturing during application, bonds quickly, and can be removed cleanly for future use.

  • Bonding dissimilar materials

    3M Industrial Tapes and Adhesives conforms to the shape of the bond area to form a high-strength bond. Choose the right adhesive for the surface energy of the materials to be mounted or joined together.

Design confidently with a trusted solution

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.


Performance factors for mounting and fixing small parts

Industrial adhesives and tapes with the features below are best suited for mounting and fixing small parts:

  • Dead load holding strength
  • Enhances aesthetics
  • Able to reposition during application
  • Fast rate of strength build
  • Requires little or no fixturing
  • Removability after cure

Explore the range of 3M Industrial Tapes and Adhesives to be used in insertion or overlap joints for your project:

Good = + Better = ++ Best = +++

Shear and peel strength Shear and peel strength
Rate of strength build Rate of strength build
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Dynamic shear strength
is approximately
400 – 700 N/cm2
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Withstands between
-45 °C - 93°C
+ + +

Bond strength achieved
quickly when exposed to
higher temperatures
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Holds over 1,000 psi in
overlap shear strength
+ + +

Withstands between
-65 °C - 163°C
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Reach over 1,000 psi of
overlap shear stress in less
than nine minutes
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Overlap shear strength
is approximately
1,000-2,000 psi
+

Withstands between -54 °C
82°C
+ + +

Reaches handling strength
within 45 seconds
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Reaches a shear strength of
250 – 700 psi
+

Withstands between
49 °C - 149°C
+ + +
+ + +

Reach about 1,000 psi in
overlap shear strength
+ + + + +

Builds bond strength over 24-
48 hours
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Dynamic shear strength is
approximately
9.8 – 41.3 N/cm2
+ +

Withstands between
49 °C - 104°C
+ + +
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Overlap shear strength
approximately 500 psi
+ + + + +
+ + +
Withstands between
93 °C - 135°C
+ + +

* Adhesive performance is dependent on cure temperature and size of assembly.


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