A fully automated metering and mixing system is helping to create retractable solar roofing systems in Switzerland and Germany.
June 10, 2022
A metering and mixing system is integrated into the production line for the individual solar modules used to create a retractable solar roof. The system meters and mixes a dual-component adhesive that is used to bond the thin plastic photovoltaic modules to a metal frame.
Design engineers are increasingly embracing a shift from mechanical fasteners to structural adhesives in sectors ranging from automotive and aerospace to energy and construction. In fact, the market for structural adhesives is projected to grow at a 6.9% CAGR (2021-2030) to reach a value of $27.9 billion worldwide by 2030.
Additive manufacturing/3D printing has grown into a $14 billion industry since its inception, according to McKinsey, and the market’s annual growth rate is 22%. Many can agree on the potential 3D printing has when it comes to innovation and being able to create prototypes and items with minimal material use, but its value is extending beyond that original purpose.
Epoxy adhesives offer high shear strength while bonding efficiently to a wide range of substrates.
May 9, 2022
The global epoxy adhesives market is expected to reach $11.6 billion by 2026. These adhesives offer high shear strength while bonding efficiently to substrates like wood, glass, and metal. They also provide minimal shrinkage, superior thermal and chemical resistance, and cohesive strength.
Market studies indicate that the use of structural adhesives will continue to show significant growth in the coming years. Whether for first joining operations, maintenance, or repair operations, the use of paste adhesives offers many advantages compared to welding or traditional mechanical fastening, including ease of use, environmental resistance, sealing, stress distribution, and joining dissimilar materials.
Medical device design engineers hold in their hands the power to help transform people’s health. They have the ever-important job of designing medical devices that help people monitor, track, and adjust their health for the better. However, some design engineers may be making a mistake that can affect how an entire medical device functions: they could be reducing adhesive selection to an afterthought. This critical decision is too often left until device design is almost complete.
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