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2014 June

Our annual Dispensing & Curing Equipment Directory is included in the June issue, along with complementary editorial coverage of meter/mix/dispense, filling equipment and more!

Automation in the Metering, Mixing and Dispensing of Adhesives and Sealants

Diverse automation and manual metering, mixing,and dispensing options are necessary to suit a variety of industrial applications.

Manufacturers are demanding increasingly robust and cost-effective solutions when facing challenges in bonding, potting, and form-in-place gaskets. As a result, two-part fluids are increasingly being specified to provide higher quality, consistency and endurance.


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Case Study: Ammunition Sealant Dispensing System

A custom ammunition sealant dispensing system reduces production costs and saves time while increasing accuracy and quality.

Hernon Manufacturing recently announced the installation of a custom ammunition sealant dispensing system at Sellier and Bellot.


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Case Study: Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm Pumps Provide the Glue of the Operation for an Adhesives Manufacturer

Air-operated double-diaphragm pumps offer multiple benefits for adhesive and sealant manufacturing operations.

As a high-volume manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, SABA Dinxperlo B.V. has encountered some “sticky” situations over the years.


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Rapid Adhesive Bonding by Induction and Microwave Curing

Induction and microwave curing procedures must be evaluated and customized according to the specific application.

Adhesive bonding in industrial production often requires very short curing times. In the case of reactive adhesives, this generally means high curing temperatures.


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Advancements in UV LED Curing Technology for Adhesives

The gaps that previously existed between traditional lamp solutions and UV LED-based curing systems have been narrowed.

Assembly and manufacturing processes are highly dependent on the rapid and effective curing of ultraviolet (UV) adhesives. Historically, mercury arc lamps have been used as the curing source in a wide range of industrial applications and processes to polymerize adhesives.


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Focus On: Adhesive Mixing Technology Can Help Facilitate Sustainability in Dental Practices

A new adhesive mixing technology can save money by reducing materials consumption.

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of the economy and manufacturing. The production of dental materials is no exception; here, too, sustainability is playing a crucial role in developing advanced, environmentally friendly technology.


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Carbon Fiber: Strong Bonds, Strong Growth

Adhesives provide multiple advantages when bonding carbon fiber composite materials.

It seems like carbon fiber is popping up everywhere. There are carbon fiber cars on television shows, magazines tout the benefits of carbon fiber automotive accessories and carbon fiber airplanes have taken flight.


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Innovation and the Future of Liquid Filling Machines for Adhesives and Sealants

Nozzles and gravity-fed direct-fill systems can improve filling accuracy and throughput.

Given the challenge to fill any kind of container with any kind of liquid, engineers have diligently researched hundreds of product applications—from adhesives and sealants to coatings, and chemicals and lubricants to foods and beverages—in order to design machines that will fill containers rapidly and accurately.


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Market Trends: Additive Manufacturing on the Rise

3D printers will increasingly be used to manufacture direct production parts and finished goods in a variety of applications.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, allows solid objects to be built from a series of layers using plastic, metal, or other materials. This technology can thereby produce sophisticated structures with greater flexibility and efficiency and less waste compared to traditional manufacturing techniques, which require longer setup times and higher material and labor costs.


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IP in Depth: Effective Preissuance Submissions

Preissuance submissions are a one-chance opportunity to present prior art in such a way that an examiner will be convinced to apply the prior art to reject pending claims in a patent application.

"The preissuance submission provision in the America Invents Act aims to bring the most relevant prior art to the examiner’s attention as early as possible during prosecution to enhance examination effectiveness and efficiency,” says Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) David Kappos.


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Ask Dr. Dave: What is the best way to judge the effectiveness of an adhesive bond?

Dave Dunn's June 2014 column.
It is a common misperception that the material should always break before the adhesive bond.
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Editor's Memo: Potpourri

We've got lots of exciting things happening: the annual Dispensing & Curing Equipment Directory, the ASI Top 25 and the ASI Readers' Choice Awards.

I have so much exciting information to share with you that I almost don’t know where to start.


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