Bond dissimilar materials
The number of materials which can be combined using traditional fixing technologies such as spot welds, rivets, screws and nails is limited. For instance, joining plastics and glass is usually not possible.
A vast range of material combinations can be bonded using tapes however. Adhesive tapes provide a solution for mismatch in coefficients of thermal expansion. They also provide a barrier or carry inhibitors to reduce or prevent bimetallic corrosion that often occurs between different types of metal.
New design freedom and options
Use lighter, thinner materials
Cheaper prototyping in the early stages of design
Compare fixing and joining methods
Creativity + efficiency