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3M™ Simplify Science Podcast

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    Meet your Host, Andy Gerver

    Andy Gerver is a 3M Bonding Project Specialist and the host of 3M™ Simplify Science. Andy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2012 and has been working with tapes and adhesives ever since, helping customers solve complex assembly challenges in transportation, metalworking, plastics and woodworking-related markets.

    In this podcast, Andy will speak with experts in the world of bonding and assembly to help Simplify the Science behind adhesion, so you can make better decisions next time you need to stick two things together.


Season 1: The Science of Adhesion

On one level, adhesion is simple – everyone has taped or glued things together. But understanding why adhesives stick, choosing the right adhesives and making them work better in your design is a more complicated story, one that involves science, engineering and design. At 3M, we help simplify the science of tapes and adhesives for our customers around the globe while helping them find the best solutions for their design challenges.

  • Have you ever wondered how tapes and adhesives work to hold two objects together? Or why they stick to some things better than others? Join host Andy Gerver as he sits down with 3M Application Engineer Joey Benson to discuss the topic at the center of that conversation: surface energy.

    Featured guest: Joey Benson

  • You know that thing we all did as kids, when we would rub a balloon on our heads and stick it to the wall? Did you ever wonder how and why that actually works? Join Andy as he talks with 3M Senior Application Engineer Reese Weber about the science behind electrostatic adhesion – and why it’s important in the world of bonding and assembly.

    Featured guest: Reese Weber

  • How much surface area is your adhesive grabbing onto? Are there ways to increase it? Why does it matter? Join host Andy Gerver and his guest, 3M Application Engineer Nick LaBelle, as they tackle the tough questions about mechanical adhesion on this episode of 3M™ Simplify Science.

    Featured guest: Nick LaBelle

  • Let’s go below the surface – we’re taking a deep dive into chemical adhesion and diffusion with 3M Application Engineer Tony Kremer on this episode of 3M™ Simplify Science. Andy and Tony discuss how bonding works at a molecular level, and why it can be the key to sticking to “hard-to-bond” materials like certain plastics.

    Featured guest: Tony Kremer

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