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Ask Dr. Dave: November 2012

November 1, 2012

QUESTION: We are attempting to bond and seal a small steel casting onto a steel plate.


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Ask Dr. Dave: October 2012

October 1, 2012

QUESTION: We use cyanoacrylate adhesives in several assembly operations, but we are reluctant to use them for parts that might be used outdoors. What do you recommend?


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Ask Dr. Dave: September 2012

September 4, 2012
We use pressure-sensitive labels in our bottling operation. They work well, but are quite expensive. Is there a fast, low-cost alternative?
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Ask Dr. Dave: August 2012

August 1, 2012
What types of adhesives can we use for very high-temperature applications (over 400°C)?
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Ask Dr. Dave: June 2012

June 1, 2012

We manufacture an optical reader camera that attaches to gas, electric and water meter registers (digital display). We currently use a peel-off tape to bond the plastic reader to the plastic meter. 


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Ask Dr. Dave: May 2012

May 1, 2012

 Question: We use two-component epoxies in our metal bonding operations. Although the adhesives work well, we find it frustrating to have to handle two components and make sure that they are mixed thoroughly and in the correct proportions. Can you recommend a one-component adhesive that could do the same job? 


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March 19, 2012
QUESTION: We want to bond aluminum to several thermoplastics and thermosets for an outdoor application that could experience both high and low temperatures. What types of adhesives should we consider?
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April 1, 2011
Question: We manufacture two-part epoxy adhesives that are normally used by customers at ambient temperatures. We don’t completely understand why we always seem to get higher strengths if we cure
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October 1, 2010
Adhesives and sealants troubleshooting tips from Dr. Dave Dunn.
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June 1, 2010
Question: I make both thermoplastic and thermoset plastic parts, and I want to start using structural adhesives to bond pieces prior to supplying my customers. Should I be aware
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