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Curing Temperature (Celsius)
121 Degree Celsius
Curing Temperature (Fahrenheit)
250 Degree Fahrenheit
Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)
149 Degree Celsius
Maximum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)
300 Degree Fahrenheit
Minimum Operating Temperature (Celsius)
-55 Degree Celsius
Minimum Operating Temperature (Fahrenheit)
-67 Degree Fahrenheit
Overall Length (Imperial)
Overall Length (Metric)
Overall Width (Imperial)
Overall Width (Metric)
36 in x 50 yd
0.9 m x 45.7 m
Excellent for surfacing graphite composites providing a smooth void free surface
Bonds pre-cured graphite composites
Co-cures and is compatible with most graphite epoxy composites
Cure temperatures as low as 225°F (107°C)
Excellent performance from -67°F (-55°C) to 300°F (149°C)
Resistant to high moisture environments before and after curing
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesive Film AF 3113-5 is a supported one-side tacky, thermosetting film adhesive designed for the structural bonding of metals, epoxy-graphite composites and honeycomb. It has improved high temperature performance compared to conventional 250°F (121°C) curing film adhesives.
Many of adhesive films are designed to bond composite panel or honeycomb sandwich panels for a variety of structural applications
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3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesive Film AF 3113-5 provides excellent performance with easy-to-use shop handling properties. This adhesive film meets a range of needs without imposing excess material costs. AF 3113-5 provides a reliable, long-term bond suitable for composites, metals in solid panel and honeycomb sandwich fabrication. It can also be used for composite surfacing. It is also compatible with multiple substrates and primers. In addition, AF 3113-5 exhibits excellent pre-bond humidity performance on composite substrates.
Our heat-curing, easy handling film is designed to meet numerous customer specs in aerospace manufacturing. AF 3113-5 supplies high fracture toughness and peel strength through a spectrum of environmental conditions and is easy to work with. Once cured it provides high bond strength from -67°F to 300°F (-55°C to 150°C) for use in challenging designs in multiple environments.
What is Structural Adhesive Film?
The fewer rivets you have in your aircraft the better. Structural adhesive films enable the designer to get more innovative with their parts, and reduce the overall number of rivets required on your structure. This thermosetting modified epoxy in film form can be used for bonding a wide variety of substrates, including metal, honeycomb and composite. Structural Adhesive Films come in a variety of weights and thicknesses, minimizing the weight while maintaining the structural integrity.
The films are available in supported versions, which are typically used for monolithic bonding or honeycomb sandwich. They are also available in unsupported form for reticulation onto honeycomb. These films can be cured from temperatures as low as 180°F to as high as 350°F. Because these films are less messy and don't required mixing, they offer efficiencies in the design process. They are easier to use than typical paste adhesives.
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Adhesive bonding enables a more lightweight structure because it allows you to use more lightweight composite, as opposed to the metallic materials that were used in previous designs. Structural adhesive films are employed anywhere you are trying to bond metal to composite. This offers good erosion performance while minimizing weight.
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3M is proud to partner with organizations across the spectrum of aerospace and related industries. Creating efficiencies, reducing process times and lowering aircraft weight is how we execute our never-ending mission to offer best-in-class adhesives, sealants and other products that effectively reduce costs on multiple fronts.