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3M VHB Tapes

3M VHB Tapes Overview

3M™ VHB™ (Very High Bonding) Tapes are a family of high strength pressure-sensitive double-sided tapes that allow for rapid, long-term bonding to a variety of surfaces under a variety of conditions. The VHB family includes the 4900, 5900, and RP series of high-strength tapes. VHB tapes are composed of an acrylic foam adhesive with a liner on one or both sides. Laser cutting VHB Tapes is done with a 9.3 or 10.6 micron CO2 laser. The laser beam readily heats and vaporizes the material that is directly in its path creating a clean, uniform cut through the thickness of the laminate. The laser cutting process can also be tuned to cut through selected layers, leaving the remaining layers intact.

Applicable Laser Processes for 3M VHB Tapes

Laser Cutting
Laser Marking

Laser Processing Examples of 3M VHB Tapes

3M™ VHB™ Adhesive Tape Laser Cutting with a 10.6 micron CO<sub>2</sub> Laser

3M™ VHB™ Adhesive Tape Laser Cutting with a 10.6 micron CO2 Laser