Why 3M VHB Tape LSE Series Is the Design Solution You Need


No welds. No bolts. No visible lines. That’s the sleek aesthetic you can get with the 3M VHB Tape LSE Series.

Low surface energy materials like plastics and composites are increasingly popular in manufacturing and design. Unfortunately, the requirements for bonding often lead to difficult assemblies that leave behind unsightly and distracting fasteners. As a result, there’s often a difference between the initial vision and design and the final product the consumer sees. When it comes to public-facing projects, those concerns are only compounded.

With the 3M VHB Tape LSE Series, those design frustrations go out the window! Instead of screws, bolts, or other mechanical fasteners – or even other adhesive options that leave behind major fault lines – this double-sided acrylic foam tape creates a high-strength, long-lasting bond that maintains the integrity of your designs. With the versatility and flexibility these tapes offer, you can push design and creativity to their limits, experimenting with shapes, textures, material combinations, and overall aesthetics. The sky’s the limit, truly!

The 3M VHB Tape LSE Series is a great option to address the drawbacks of many of the other means of assembly you may have been using before. It’s the ideal way to address both your production concerns and aesthetic concerns with a single product that tackles it all, without wasting time or materials.

Even high-quality adhesives applied by highly-trained professionals run the risk of leaving behind messy, unsightly bond lines, or leading to crazing or cracking of substrates. In contrast, the 3M VHB Tape LSE Series features tapes that avoid the hassle of other adhesives, with a quick and easy application that results in immediate handling strength (and faster assembly). Even better: no bond lines to disrupt the sleek look of the surfaces!

Mechanical fasteners are a classic option, but they’re also arguably the most frustrating when it comes to the aesthetics of a piece. Bolts, rivets and screws just get in the way of your best designs, interrupting design lines and disrupting the overall visual effect. The best assembly shouldn’t even be visible – and that’s what the 3M VHB Tape LSE Series can offer.

Similarly, these efficient and smooth tapes present an appealing, low-pressure alternative to ultrasonic welding. One of the biggest challenges, when welding is involved, is getting around challenging geometry in the design. For straight edges, it works great, but as designs get more intricate, ultrasonic welding isn’t necessarily the best option. Plus, even in ideal circumstances, welding requires a heavy investment in materials, machinery, and training personnel. In contrast, the 3M VHB Tape LSE Series is easy and safe to use and super-flexible when it comes to customizing for the needs of any complex design.

Let your design creativity run free, without worrying about the limitations of adhesives and assembly! The 3M VHB Tape LSE Series offers all the strength and durability you need, with an eye towards making your aesthetic vision a reality, from the biggest parts down to the smallest details.

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