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Electronic adhesives for smart device design and assembly

We’re witnessing a rapid expansion of IoT-connected smart devices. From speakers and cameras to smartwatches, wireless headphones and beyond, smart devices are revolutionizing how we live, work and play. And the innovation has just begun. Studies predict double-digit growth in the segment over the next 5 years.

Designing and assembling smart devices poses unique bonding challenges. Home devices must reflect the style of the homeowner, adding beauty as well as function. Wearables must withstand impact, repel liquids and weather harsh environments. There is no template for such a wide range of devices; the only limit is your imagination.

Tackle tough electronic device assembly challenges with a broad continuum of electronics bonding solutions from 3M. You change people’s lives; we’re here to help.

Bonding solutions for smart home, security and entertainment devices

Bonding solutions for wearable and hearable devices


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Bonding solutions for smart home, security and entertainment devices

Smart speakers and displays

The heart of the smart home

  • a woman chops vegetables in a kitchen while speaking a voice command to a smart speaker that is in the foreground of the photo.
    • Smart speakers and smart displays are the beating heart of the modern, connected home. They manage multiple devices and keep us connected as we work, cook and do just about everything else. These devices include curved surfaces with complex form factors and low-surface-energy substrates. They need flexible, versatile bonding solutions to help strike a balance of functionality and aesthetics.

    • Electronic adhesive tapes from 3M can bond a range of difficult surfaces and substrates in speakers and displays such as glass, metal, fabric, plastic and foam. They create a sturdy, permanent seal while delivering high impact resistance that meets industry drop test requirements.

    • Featured Products

    • 3M™ VHB™ Tape 5909

    • 3M™ Double Coated Tissue Tape 9448A

    • 3M™ Electronic Double Sided Tape 9119

    • 3M™ Double Coated Tape 9731


  • Smart speaker and smart display bonding applications

    Bond complex form factors in speaker mesh, display screens and more.
     

    • Lens bonding solutions that provide good impact resistance and protection from water and chemicals 
    • Display bonding solutions that provide high-strength bonding of plastics to glass
    • Speaker foam bonding solutions that deliver good bonding strength to a variety of foam substrates 
    • Ensure excellent bonding strength for silicon foot bonding
  • an exploding view diagram of a smart speaker showing the assembly and internal electric components.

Smart security

Focus on what matters most

  • a close of photo of a smart home security camera.
    • A smart home begins with smart security. Smart (baby) monitors, video doorbells, wireless security camera systems inside and out – these devices help us stay alert 24/7. Cameras and electronic locks require design flexibility to seamlessly blend into the background while delivering consistent, reliable performance. Anything less won’t do.

    • Secure indoor and outdoor security devices with electronics bonding solutions from 3M. They provide reliable shock absorption and protection from water and UV rays. Robust adhesion to rubber and TPU, high shear strength and a pull force of over 50 N help provide a sense of security for homeowners.

    • Featured Products

    • 3M™ VHB™ Tape 4914

    • 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 9471LE

    • 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ One-Part Epoxy Adhesive 6101 OW

Home robots

High-tech help for modern life

  • a wireless, robotic vacuum cleaning a living room carpet.
    • Robots help free us from the household grind and enable our fast-paced modern lifestyles. From vacuuming to washing windows and cleaning pools, today’s robots can do it all – and must be built tough.

    • 3M offers advanced electronics bonding materials that can join difficult substrates while helping guard against impact, water, chemicals and more. Our double coated tapes supply high adhesion and shock resistance to silicone components like anti-collision strips, while double coated tissue tapes are ideal for LSE surfaces and textured surfaces. We’ll help you protect your robots from many hazards of the home.

    • Featured Products

    • 3M™ Double Coated Tape 9495LE

    • 3M™ Double Coated Tissue Tape 9448A

Drones

The sky’s the limit

  • A man outside using a two-handed remote to control a drone with a camera in the sky.
    • Drones go where other devices cannot. They take breathtaking aerial photographs and survey hard-to-reach landscapes. Strong, durable and lightweight electronics assembly adhesives that hold firm during a crash are the backbone of drone design.

    • Bonding materials from 3M provide impact resistance, vibration damping and anti-lifting properties at a fraction of the weight of mechanical fasteners. Their excellent UV stability and high temperature strength helps drones withstand direct sunlight. We also offer tapes designed for thin bond lines to provide shock absorption and sealing for remote control display screens. Fly high with 3M.

    • Featured Products

    • 3M™ VHB™ Tape 5980

    • 3M™ Conformable Double Coated Tape 93425


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Bonding solutions for wearable and hearable devices

Smartwatches

Live life untethered


  • Smartwatch bonding applications

    Guard sensitive components against impact, water, chemicals and more.
     

    • Bonding solutions for smartwatch dials combine optimal viscosity, high bonding strength and low-temperature curing 
    • Lens bonding solutions provide excellent chemical resistance
    • FPC bonding tapes join hard-to-bond surfaces while offering good heat resistance
    • Battery bonding solutions help absorb shock and vibration
    • Excellent bonding strength for fabrics and other wristband materials
  • to the left, a photo of a smart watch. To the right an exploding view diagram of a smart watch showing the assembly and internal electric components.

Hearables and TWS

Versatile bonding for sound performance

  • a woman leaning against a wall listening to music with wireless, over-the-ear headphones.
    • Everyone's life has a soundtrack. Hearables and TWS (true wireless stereo) devices – earbuds, over-the-ear headphones and more – let us enjoy the music of life anytime. They require versatile, flexible bonding materials to join complex components and help protect devices against drops and falls, skin oils, sweat and cosmetics.

    • Electronic adhesives from 3M are designed to provide shock absorption and chemical resistance to even the smallest components. Strong adhesion to plastics, silicone and other substrates expands material selection for enhanced design freedom. Good jetting performance, fast curing and long stability facilitate processing and manufacturing.

    • Featured Products

    • 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ One-Part Epoxy Adhesive 6101 OW

    • 3M™ Double Coated Tissue Tape 9448A


  • TWS device bonding applications

    Attach small and intricate components with flexible and versatile bonding solutions.
     

    • Strong bonding for earbud shell components that delivers good jetting performance, fast curing at low temperature and long pot life at room temperature   
    • High bonding strength and good reworkability to join metal, plastic and other hard-to-bond substrates in the earbud charging case
    • Battery bonding solutions deliver good impact resistance and excellent reworkability
    • Bond speaker mesh components while providing impact, water and chemical resistance
  • an exploding view diagram of wireless earbuds and their charging case showing the assembly and internal electric components.

AR/VR headsets

True immersion takes true bonding

  • a woman using an AR/VR (augmented reality/virtual reality) headset.
    • AR/VR (augmented reality/virtual reality) devices make the impossible possible. With the flip of a switch, VR headsets and goggles let us walk with dinosaurs and watch stars explode on the edge of Andromeda. Immersion is key – and nothing breaks that immersion like a poor view or uncomfortable fit.

    • 3M provides a selection of tapes and liquid adhesives to bond lenses and curved surfaces in AR/VR devices. They provide excellent stability and impact resistance to metal and glass lens components. Our double coated tapes attach curved pieces to foam, plastic and other low-surface-energy substrates, opening the door to virtually any shape you can imagine.

    • Featured Products

    • 3M™ VHB™ Tape 5907

    • 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Low Odor Acrylic Adhesive DP8805LH

    • 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive DP420LH

    • 3M™ Double Coated Tape 9731


  • Bonding applications for VR headsets and goggles

    Join lenses, curved surfaces and difficult substrates with confidence.
     

    • Bonding materials for display and lens bonding and more help guard against impact, water and chemicals
    • Advanced battery bonding solutions provide secure battery positioning while enabling reworkability for excellent performance and value
    • Bond microphone mesh components while providing strong impact, water and chemical resistance
    • Bond complex controller components including hard-to-bond substrates
  • an exploding view diagram of an AR/VR (augmented reality/virtual reality) headset and the assembly and internal electric components.


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