Articles Tagged with ''adhesives in assembly''

DOW CORNING: Thermally Conductive Adhesives

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Two new thermally conductive adhesives have been developed by this company to enable the design of more compact, reliable and higher performing automotive electronics assemblies.
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3M: Low-Odor Acrylic Adhesives

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3M™ Scotch-Weld™ low-odor acrylic adhesives DP8805NS and DP8810NS can reportedly provide dramatic improvements over conventional high-odor acrylics.
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Assembly in Action

Assembly Show attendees will include salespeople, engineers and managers from a variety of industries, including aerospace/defense, electronics, consumer products, automotive, and medical/pharmaceutical.
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This fall, visitors to the inaugural Assembly Show will enjoy an event that has been specially designed for suppliers, buyers and users of assembly technology and equipment.


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Surface Treatment Effects

Surface treatments can affect bond strength on hard-to-bond substrates.
By Ann Forcum and Rory Wolf
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Although five major bonding mechanisms are associated with adhesion promotion, two primary factors predominately influence the adhesion of any type of polymer to another substrate: chemical surface-to-surface interaction at the molecular level, and the wettability of the adhesive so as to enable surface spreading. Adhesion values can also be influenced by the matrix, or vehicle, that enables surface wet-out.
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Mechanical vs. Adhesive Bonds in Assembly

Using multiple materials in assembly can provide many advantages.
By Antoine Curet
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Adhesive bonding can be used to assemble identical materials or materials of different types; the purpose of such an assembly is to transfer mechanical loads in a given environment.


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Ask Dr. Dave: October 2013

We want to bond steel to foamed polystyrene in large bond areas.
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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QUESTION: We want to bond steel to foamed polystyrene in large bond areas, and we want to use a cost-effective adhesive that doesn’t take long to dry. Is a hot melt the way to go?


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Henkel Announces Loctite® Medical Device Adhesive Seminar

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Henkel Corp. has announced a new Loctite® Medical Device Adhesive seminar, which will take place October 1 near Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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Evolving Pressure-Sensitive Tape Adhesives

Technology is keeping pace with demands for increasingly industrial applications.
By Thomas C. Epple
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Industries ranging from automotive and consumer electronics to building and construction are designing and manufacturing products that call for increasingly sophisticated bonding solutions.


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Aligning Adhesive Price and Performance

Knowing a few basic distinctions among adhesives could help manufacturers save money and extend the life of their products.
By Kurt Schramer
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For technical applications that require some form of adhesion, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) usually offer the best value, given their affordability, ease of use and clean application, when compared to alternative bonding options like mechanical fasteners or liquid adhesives.


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Editor’s Memo: Continual Evolution

Pressure-sensitive adhesive technologies have evolved to the point that tapes are in a position to replace traditional bonding systems in multiple applications.
By Susan Sutton
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I'm writing this column in the midst of a very busy week. Sometime between conference calls and podcast recordings, I realized how little time I now need to spend on tasks that—even just a few years ago—took up the majority of my day.


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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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Our September issue features articles focusing on high-tech applications and raw materials, as well as a preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo. Check it out today!

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