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Learn About Bonding and Joining

Educational Series, Courses, Webinars, Events and Solutions Seminars

Understanding how adhesives and tapes form bonds and the advantages they can bring to your assembly process can help you make the right choices for your projects.


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eLearning Academy

Learn more about how adhesives work and how you can help them work better.

Featured eLearning Courses

  • Kayaker in white water
    Introduction to Adhesion

    This education module will help learners identify the benefits of adhesives compared to welding and mechanical fasteners, understand the importance of surface energy in adhesive selection, recognize when and how redesigning joints for different stresses can improve performance and more.

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  • Old-fashioned balance with mechanical fasteners and a much lighter 3M structural adhesive
    Introduction to Structural Adhesives

    This education module will help learners identify several markets where structural adhesives are used, list the main considerations for choosing a structural adhesive, understand the curing process for various types of adhesives and more.

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The Science of Adhesion

Learn more about how bonds form to attach substrates to a tape or adhesive and to each other.

Introductory Topics

  • Image of the cross-section of an adhesive bond
    Adhesion Basics: Introduction to the Science of Adhesion

    Learn the equally essential parts played by Surface Science, Adhesive Chemistry and Joint Geometry in forming a strong bond.

  • Image of a adhesive surface tension
    Surface Science Basics

    Learn about different types of surface, the importance of surface contact and the role surface energy plays in forming a bond.

  • Diagram showing the foundational pillars of adhesion science - surface science, joint geometry, and adhesive chemistry
    Introduction to Adhesive and Tape Chemistries

    Liquid adhesives and the adhesives on tapes can be grouped into families sharing similar characteristics and bonding properties.

Industrial Adhesives and Tapes – Solutions Seminar

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  • Partnership with our customers inspires us to develop product innovations that can help remake the world of making things. Solutions Seminars are in-person or virtual events intended to foster collaboration and dialogue between 3M and your engineering and management teams.

    Before, during and after the seminar, we’ll work side-by-side with your team to understand your design requirements and solve your most challenging applications. When you choose to participate, you get more than in-depth application and product education: you gain access to our global support network of technical experts who share your passion for creating highly functional, innovative products that will set your company apart.

    Contact your 3M Sales Specialist to learn more about Solutions Seminars


Recorded Webinars

  • Video still of a webinar slide discussing the relative benefits of one-part and two-part liquid adhesives and of tapes
    How to Replace Mechanical Attachments with Adhesives in Industrial Applications (1:01:41)
  • Video still of a webinar slide talking about the modulus of adhesives and designing for adhesive joints
    Adhesive Bonding: An Enabling Technology, Increasing Design Options and Product Performance for Lightweighting (21:44)
  • Video still of a webinar slide showing the Pros and Cons of epoxy structural adhesives
    Structural Adhesives vs. Fasteners - What's the Right Choice for Your Application? (1:03:30)

Additional Resources

Find other resources to help you design new products using adhesives technology.

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Find Tech Data Sheets

The 3M Industrial Panel is another way to learn more about adhesives and tapes. See the questions our expert engineers have answered for others, or ask one of your own.

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Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at 1-800-831-0658.

Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at 1-800-831-0658.