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Bonding dissimilar materials 

Find the best ways to join dissimilar materials and hard to bond substrates using 3M Adhesives and Tapes. 

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Why are low surface energy (LSE) susbtrates hard to bond? 

The engineers at 3M understand the science of adhesion to low-surface energy substrates and have recorded their findings in this free download.

As design engineers, you are always looking for the best solutions to solve manufacturing problems. Download this whitepaper to get the answers you need to know to bond low surface energy substrates.

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LSE Bonding

Watch how 3M Adhesives holds up in white water rapids

A small section was cut away on a polyethylene kayak making a space for a camera. A transparent polycarbonate window was bonded to the kayak using 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Plastic Adhesive. The camera was sealed inside, and filmed the underwater action. 

Resources for bonding dissimilar materials

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  • 3M Canada composite bonding brochure

Bonding and assembly resources

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