Industrial Designers Building a Better Tape Dispenser

Posted October 31, 2017

Adam welcomes the amazing Laura Kampf to his shop for a special collaboration build! Laura has an idea for a custom tape dispenser design, and works with Adam to prototype, problem solve, and put together a set for their respective shops.

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Outsourcing & Assembly Contracts for Mass Production

Posted September 12, 2017

Need to simplify how you make, produce, mass-produce, build, construct, assemble, create, or fabricate your next project? Outsourcing to an adhesive tape converter and fabricator can be the most powerful key to manufacturing quality products while streamlining global manufacturing processes in an environment of increasing competition, regulatory compliance, designing, analysis, and quality control.

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Surface Preparation to Ensure a Successful Bond

Posted July 05, 2017

No matter how robust your adhesive is, or how well-suited it is to your application, a poorly prepared surface will negate the strongest adhesive.  To ensure a strong bond, surface preparation is the key to success.

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Flexible Heat Bonding Tape Provides Alternative to Sewing

Posted December 28, 2016

Thermoplastic, Heat Seal and Hot Melt Adhesives are redefining cut and sew solutions for the textile industry. This new technology replaces the need for stitching in a wide range of garments and soft goods, allowing manufactures to redesign their processes to increase quality and production.

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Heat Seal Tapes - A New Direction in Apparel Manufacturing

Posted December 08, 2016

Providing an ideal bonding solution for fabrics, heat seal tapes are offering manufacturers advantages such as high bonding strength, flexibility, durability, and solvent resistance. Heat seal thermoplastic adhesive tapes offer the additional advantage of being repositionable. When the thermoplastic adhesive is heated, it is soft and malleable. It becomes rigid as it cools, but with heat it can be reactivated.

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Mitigating Vibration Sound in Auto Assemblies

Posted October 05, 2016

As the automotive industry moves toward lighter weight materials and multi-component assemblies, mechanical vibration has been identified as a potential noise problem in auto interiors. The specific issue lies in the vibration energy that is generated, and travels throughout the automotive structure.

There are several ways to mitigate vibration sound issues. Prevention of the vibration at its source is one solution. The introduction of a low friction surface will prevent contact between assembly components. Altering the vibration mode of the structure can also be effective. This is done by attaching a dampening material in order to dissipate the vibration. Another approach involves isolating the vibration moving from one area to an adjacent area by way of isolators. Used to separate components of a structure, isolators effectively prevent vibration from spreading to surrounding areas.

Can-Do serves the automotive industry with a variety of adhesive tape products that mitigate sound vibration issues. A variety of 3M products are available to prevent vibration issues and Can-Do has the converting capabilities to transform these products into custom solutions.

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Safer and Lighter Adhesive Materials for Automotive Industries

Posted September 22, 2016

Automobile assemblies today utilize a wide variety of adhesive materials in numerous applications:  seats and linings, headers, dashboards, exterior emblems, and more. The effort to lower vehicle weights and therefore improve fuel efficiency has resulted in the use of many new materials such as lightweight metals, plastics, textiles, and foams. In order to be considered for the manufacturing of vehicles, these materials must comply with strict safety standards.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandates that materials exposed to the air in a vehicle passenger compartment must pass the flame spread test in FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) 302.

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Adhesive Tapes Simplify Assembly for Automotive Manufacturers

Posted September 15, 2016

Lean manufacturing, together with the trend toward the design and manufacture of lighter weight vehicles, has required designers and engineers to seek out and find new materials and applications to solve design challenges in the auto manufacturing industry. Adhesive tapes can and do provide highly effective and efficient bonding solutions for auto assembly processes.

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Adhesive Tapes  Help Vehicle Manufacturers Meet CAFE Standards

Posted September 01, 2016

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was established and enacted by Congress in 1975 to reduce energy consumption and increase the fuel economy of cars and light trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to raise standards, which will expand CAFE levels over the next several years. The legislation is intended to strengthen our nation’s energy security and save consumers money when they fuel up.

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Adhesive Tapes for Solutions Cleared for Take Off

Posted August 18, 2016
As new materials and methods advance the state of the art in the aerospace industry, the focus on safety has sharpened with respect to the use of tape and other adhesive and fastening materials. Of particular concern is the potential for flammability of materials used in the aircraft cabin. It is essential that aerospace engineers and designers have access to and specify materials that are in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), part of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as prescribed by the  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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