The universal capabilities of 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives make them the new standard for composite assembly.
More and more design engineers are relying on composite substrates in an effort to reduce costs and increase lightweighting possibilities in assembly. With the design engineer in mind, 3M introduces 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives DP6310NS and DP6330NS to its growing portfolio of structural adhesives.
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives were engineered to create durable bonds with minimal surface prep, between medium to high energy surfaces like carbon fiber, fiberglass, reinforced plastics and painted or unpainted metal. The fast and robust bonding power of these adhesives opens the door wide for design engineers to explore new design options. The moduli of these adhesives were formulated to provide high strength and durability for bonding composites to metals.
There are several advantages of using structural adhesives like 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives instead of traditional fasteners like screws, rivets and bolts. Drilling holes in a plastic substrate for a screw or bolt can lead to cracking and other premature failures. Adhesives maintain structural integrity and provide secure bonds across diverse metals, plastics and composites. Structural adhesives also improve the aesthetic finish of a design, while reducing the installation time and costs that accompany traditional joining methods.
“We see the use of composite materials in design as a growing trend, but often assembling these materials with mechanical fasteners is not efficient, economical or aesthetically-pleasing,” said Chris Enstrom, Marketing Manager for structural adhesives at 3M. “The broad applicability of 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives makes them the new standard go-to products when it comes to composite bonding, especially within the transportation and sporting goods industries.”
The 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives are low-odor and conveniently available in two versions with varying handling times to fit the scope of assembly.
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