Adding accessories to cars and trucks is a burgeoning and lucrative business for many aftermarket shops. The trend is driven by consumers who are looking to customize and differentiate their vehicles from the standard models on the roadways. While some OEMs are beginning to offer add-on accessories at the dealership, approximately 85% of accessory sales are done through aftermarket accessory shops.
Multi-material designs are becoming increasingly common for industrial assemblies, with the growing incorporation of materials like integrated glass, structural composites, or scratch-resistant surfaces.
A cost-effective approach to extending the life of automobile bodies.
March 1, 2017
Prior to the 1980s, it was common for cars to rust. The lower doors and rocker panels were usually the first to go, followed by the floor pans, wheel wells and bumpers. Even the hood, deck lid and the roof were not immune. Aftermarket companies sprang up to “undercoat” cars to prevent rust. Automakers followed suit and offered undercoating as an option as they sought a solution.
A new reworkable edgebond adhesive enhances board-level reliability of large WLCSP.
February 1, 2017
A new reworkable edgebond adhesive* from Zymet has been shown to enhance the board-level reliability of a large wafer-level chip-scale package (WLCSP). The work was performed in a collaborative effort between Portland State University, Cisco, and Zymet, and published in the Proceedings of the SMTA International 2016 conference, which took place in Rosemont, Ill.
The use of electronic adhesives in PCBs continues to grow.
February 1, 2017
The global electronic adhesives market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to 10% from 2017-2021, according “Global Electronic Adhesives Market 2017-2021,” a recent report from Technavio.
Adhesives are often a better way to assemble plastics than by using mechanical assembly with fasteners. For example, fiberglass composites are routinely bonded with epoxy or reactive acrylic adhesives in the automotive and marine industries because they give high strength and durable bonds.
Hovertravel successfully completed sea trials on two 12000TD craft constructed with SCIGRIP’s adhesive bonding techniques.
October 3, 2016
Griffon Hoverwork, a designer and manufacturer of technically advanced hovercrafts, has collaborated with SCIGRIP to develop and produce its latest vessel. The newly completed 12000TD is a 22-m passenger craft that reportedly represents a significant shift in manufacturing techniques for the UK hovercraft company.