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Want to know which 3M Adhesives and Tapes will work best on the substrates you are trying to bond?
Below are six common assembly types and our suggestions for the 3M products that work best for them. Click the links below to learn more.
For transportation, metalworking, construction, and more, 3M adhesives and tapes provide dead load holding strength, flexibility for dynamic loads and thermal expansion mismatch, gap filling from end to end, and a water seal.
Small Joint Assembly
For sporting goods, electronics, furniture, motors, electrical, and more, 3M adhesives and tapes provide low viscosity for tight-fitting parts, vibration resistance, very high strength, and bonding for dissimilar materials.
Large Surface Lamination
For transportation, appliances, furniture, construction, and more, 3M adhesives and tapes can cover the full surface and are flexible when dry. They allow for positioning of parts, and they bond quickly with little or no fixturing.
Mounting and Trim Attachment
For transportation, appliances, furniture, construction, architecture, and more, 3M adhesives and tapes provide dead load holding strength, aesthetically pleasing design, removability, and fast bonding with little or no fixturing.
For electronics, transportation, fluid-handling equipment, appliances, and more, 3M adhesives and tapes are easy and quick to apply. They resist fluids, and they have high adhesion to foams and rubber.
Sealing/Potting and Encapsulating
For transportation, metalworking, electronics, electrical, construction, MRO, and more, 3M adhesives and tapes are highly elongating and flexible. They are highly durable and they offer a fast cure for painting.
What can 3M Assembly Solutions do for you?
Across industries, across applications, 3M Assembly Solutions offers you a wide range of adhesives and tapes that make it easy to solve your real-world assembly and bonding challenges.
When you use 3M adhesives and tapes as an alternative to mechanical fasteners, welds and rivets, you get:
Strong, durable products
Improved appearance and aesthetics
Lower production and material costs
Continuous bond lines
Wider material selection for assemblies
Our internal experts are standing by to help apply 3M Assembly Solutions to your designs.