3M™ Structural Adhesive Tape SAT1010 provides structural bonding strength for various applications, specifically bonding and isolation of dissimilar materials. The expandable, structural epoxy composition of this tape offers excellent adhesion on steel and aluminum substrates.
Isolate and Bond Dissimilar Materials
Offering a cleaner application than liquid adhesives, 3M™ Structural Adhesive Tape SAT1010 (PDF, 211.41 Kb) is a single layer-epoxy based adhesive tape for the Automotive industry (BIW), formulated for metal bonding applications. This tape is designed to provide structural bonding strength for various applications, specifically for bonding and isolation of dissimilar materials. In addition to bonding performance, the tape features gap filling properties due to its expansion features.
The tape is typically applied during the body-in-white process. It is run through the automotive paint pre-treatment process and then the e-coat process. The tape expands and cures in the e-coat cure oven to fill and seal small gapsthe hem. For typical hem designs, tThe tape forms a continuous barrier between both similar and dissimilar materials, which minimizes which stops electrical conductivityy, inner and outer door/hood panels - which is particularly important for dissimilar metal constructions where it is importantand helps to avoid prevent galvanic interactions.
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Benefits of Using a Structural Adhesive Tape Solution
3M™ Structural Adhesive Tape SAT1010 is a disruptive technology providing a wide range of cure or processing profiles. It may reduce manufacturing costs associated with material prep and cleaning, helps simplify current manufacturing process and fits into existing OEM processes. Because it offers repeatable process opportunities, it has the potential for automated tape application, which can improve quality by reducing variability. The tape can adhere to multiple materials and helps enable lightweighting. The tape is available in customer specific die-cuts to fit application needs. Our ready-to-apply product has a consistent thickness to reduce variability, which may help offer a reduction in rework.
Advantages for Bonding Applications
Advantages for Isolation and Bonding of Dissimilar Materials
- Dimensional stability
- Oil tolerance and absorbance
- Full E-Coat protection of hem flanges
- A robust and repeatable process which is clean compared to liquid solutions
- Helps OEMs meet weight reduction requirements
May reduce corrosion warranty claims in some applications by:
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- Sealing and bonding metals
- Preventing water ingress
- Providing gap filling
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