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Myth #2: Holding pieces together is all that matters.

Disproved: Proper planning can improve performance.

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Beyond the immediate bonding need, 3M™ Structural Adhesives can help improve processes and address labour challenges.

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A good bond requires looking at more than just parts and a joining method. It’s also a good idea to consider the entire process as well as the operating conditions where the final assembly is used. Structural adhesives can help you address production challenges such as shortening the overall cycle time, reducing levels of work in progress and lowering the rate of reworked or scrapped parts.

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If you’re facing a skilled labour shortage or high turnover, structural adhesives provide an assembly solution that requires relatively little training and can be optimized for consistent results. Structural adhesives can also help you meet design challenges such as lightweighting, incorporating new or difficult-to-bond materials, or harsh end-use conditions such as heat, cold, humidity or harsh chemical environments. In short, it’s important to look at your entire process, including how a bonding change can reduce other inputs.

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