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.
Construction and automotive repair often require controlled blends of adhesives and sealants. Reliable and efficient applications can depend on precise and repeatable placement of epoxies and other two-component (2K) adhesives and sealants for such tasks as concrete anchoring, crack injection, foam insulation, seam sealers, bumper repair, windshield installation, and sound deadening.
Vacuum dispensing prevents air from getting caught between a component and coating.
August 1, 2016
When manufacturing electronic components, it is important to protect the workpieces against future external influences; most manufacturers use potting or filling to do this. Vacuum dispensing is often the method of choice, especially for high-performance applications.
An electronics manufacturer cleaned up its operation by switching to packaged PMF adhesives.
August 1, 2016
A large electronics manufacturer did all the staking and potting of electronic components at one of its U.S. plants. The company had been mixing adhesives in-house for over 10 years using a legacy custom adhesive mixing machine. When the machine broke down, the company initiated an internal review of its adhesive mixing process, with the main goal of determining alternatives to mixing in-house, as the cost to replace the mixing machine was significant.