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VHB Tape - Mechanical Fastener Alternative

Fabrico uses VHB Tapes in unlimited designs and applications to streamline assembly and eliminate rivets, bolts and screws.

3M™ VHB™ Tapes permanently adhere to metal, plastic and glass surfaces commonly found in a variety of vehicle applications.  It is fast, easy-to-use and reliable in replacing screws, rivets, welds and other mechanical fasteners.

Vehicle engineers are tasked with assembling complex designs using weight-saving materials, such as:

  • aluminum
  • composites
  • thermoset polymers
  • traditional materials like steel and rubber

3M™ VHB™ Tapes are ideal for creating a virtually indestructible bond between dissimilar materials, including those subject to static and dynamic loads, shocks, and impacts.

These tapes also feature a closed cell construction that offers excellent waterproofing capabilities, accomodates material expansion and contraction, and prevents galvanic corrosion.

Mechanical fasteners join materials at singular points, deforming the smoothness of the surface and marring it with rivets and screws.  3M™ VHB™ Tapes spread the stress load across the entire length of the joint, creating a smooth appearance while conforming to irregularities of rigid substrates and maintaining high internal strength.

The tapes can be precision cut using die-cutting or laser cutting to fit any shape, size, or profile, maximizing design flexibility and minimizing assembly time.

Fabrico uses 3M™ VHB™ Tapes for vehicle and transportation manufacturing applications. These tapes have a remarkably high holding power that offers proven strength, reliability, durability, and quality that out-performs many other fastening and assembly methods.  These tapes continually prove to be the far superior choice for one or more steps in the assembly, mounting, fastening, and sealing processes.

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