- Threaded interiors provides easy installation
- Metal construction withstands high temperature adhesives
- Improves sightline and maximum control
- Provides precise and controlled adhesive flow
3M™ Hot Melt Applicator Tips offer versatility when dispensing hot melt adhesives. Uniquely designed for our 3M™ Hot Melt Applicators, these tips can help maximize the use of our hot melt adhesives by improving productivity, optimizing precision, and reducing waste in your assembly process.
3M™ Hot Melt Applicator Extension Tip 9785
A tapered aluminum extension tip designed to provide a precise and controlled flow of hot melt, even in difficult to reach areas. It features a smaller opening (0.07") than a standard nozzle.
Understanding Hot Melt Applicators
3M™ Hot Melt Applicators, also referred to as "glue guns," are tools used to apply liquefied thermoplastic adhesives and are available in low and high-temperature versions. Low-temperature adhesive applicators operate at approximately 250ºF / 121ºC and are beneficial when bonding heat sensitive materials such as electronics, plastics, and cloth. High-temperature applicators operate at a minimal temperature of approximately 380ºF / 193ºC and can dispense adhesives that produce a stronger bond than low-temperature adhesives.
Melted 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive is extruded through the nozzle by either pneumatic pressure, a mechanical trigger mechanism, or with pressure applied directly on the stick. Different nozzles can be used to apply thin, wide strips or narrow, thicker beads. Hot melt adhesive generally sets quickly, ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the adhesive formulation.
Bringing Better Ideas to the Surface through Science and Innovation
In our 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, we apply the science of adhesion to deliver innovative solutions that improve the design and manufacturing processes of companies around the world. In the end, our technologies help customers like you deliver competitive products to the market faster and more efficiently.