mounting and attachment

Mounting and Attachment

Find out how 3M bonding solutions help eliminate tedious steps for strong, smarter designs.

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Beyond strong, even when bonding dissimilar substrates

Design without barriers with bonding solutions that provide optimal performance in any environment. 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes allow you to achieve a sleek finish for your mounting assemblies and attachments without compromising on strength. Mount small metal components or fix plastic parts securely with just a thin layer of industrial adhesive.

Adaptable to thermal changes and resistant to most solvents, 3M adhesives hold against shear stress and redistribute dead loads along bonded areas for enhanced durability. Eliminate additional steps like fixturing, as adhered parts can be repositioned easily.

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 Attaching Parts

  • mounting and attaching a small sign
  • Aesthetics

    Mount nameplates, hang small signs and attach small parts invisibly for a clean appearance. Open your design possibilities for creating products with a seamless finish, uninterrupted by screws or weld marks with 3M adhesives and tapes.

  • Bonding dissimilar materials using pressure sensitive adhesives
  • Bonding Dissimilar Materials

    Effectively join two or more different substrates of varying surface energies together. 3M Industrial Tapes and Adhesives conform to the shape of the bond area to form high-strength attachments.

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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 mounting and attaching 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 mounting and fixing small parts for your project:

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

Rate of strength build Rate of strength build
Shear and peel strength Shear and peel strength
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Suitable for consumer, transport, and construction applications
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Bond strength achieved quickly when exposed to higher temperatures
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Dynamic shear strength is approximately 400 – 700 N/cm3
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Suitable for manufacturing industry
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Reach over 1,000 psi of overlap shear stress in less than nine minutes
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Holds over 1,000 psi in overlap shear strength
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Suitable for gasket bonding and smaller assemblies
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Reaches handling strength within 45 seconds
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Overlap shear strength is approximately 1,000-2,000 psi

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