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ARTICLES

What’s New With Cyanoacrylates

Today’s cyanoacrylates not only cure quickly and provide high bond strength, they offer greater flexibility and heat and impact resistance.
By Jim Camillo
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Where and how a product is used can change significantly over time. Cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesives are a great example.


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Dispensing for Automotive Applications

Automakers have myriad options for dispensing adhesives, sealants, oils and coatings.
By Claude Bergeron
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Automotive manufacturers are using more adhesives, sealants, oils, and coatings than ever before. For example, today’s vehicles typically contain as much as 40 pounds of adhesive.


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Oakland University Focuses on Fastening and Joining Research

By Austin Weber
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Oakland University is located a few minutes away from Chrysler’s corporate headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI. So, it’s appropriate that the school is home to the Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI), the only facility of its kind in the world.


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Adhesives Aid Body-in-White Assembly at VW

By Jim Camillo
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Although a global leader in mechanical and plant engineering, Dürr AG isn’t one to rest on its laurels. So in 2010 it acquired two adhesive technology companies (Rickert and Kleinmichel) to increase Dürr’s expertise in automotive body-in-white gluing technology.


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Henkel Updates Loctite Adhesive Sourcebook

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ROCKY HILL, CT—Henkel Corp. has updated the Loctite Adhesive Sourcebook for 2014 to include the latest adhesive, sealant, lubricant, coating, dispensing and curing technologies. Available in print and online, the book is a comprehensive 212-page reference that features more than 1,500 products for manufacturing and maintenance.


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Fuel Cells Get Ready for Prime Time

Engineers continue to tackle high-volume production challenges.
By Austin Weber
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Many experts tout fuel cells as one of the cleanest forms of green energy, because the devices reduce CO2 emissions and provide greater energy efficiency than combustion engines.


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Electronics OEM Stays Current, Productive With Potting Compound

By Jim Camillo
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Mentor, OH-based IT Plastics specializes in potting and encapsulation of electronic assemblies, sensitive circuitry and devices for OEMs, engineers and product-design firms. Founded in the late 1980s, the company excels in applications requiring polyurethane materials.


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Telecom Subassembler Calls 3M for Bonding Solutions

By Jim Camillo
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Versatile manufacturing has always been important to RS Coatings Ltd., based in Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK. Since opening its doors in 1999 as a division of masking-jig specialist RS Composites Ltd., the company has manufactured and coated plastic components in low, medium and high volumes for a wide range of customers.


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Options for Curing UV Adhesives

Manufacturers still rely on traditional methods, but often enhance their systems with an LED light source.
By Jim Camillo
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New technology is often misunderstood. Manufacturers know this fact all too well.


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Adhesive Bonding

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tapes Can Speed Assembly in Multiple Industries

By Herb Bowling
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From brake shoes to smart phones, acrylic adhesive tapes are finding use in a growing number of applications.


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EVENTS

CAMX - The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

10/13/14
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
United States
Contact: Mary Beck

ACMA and SAMPE, the two leading composites and advanced materials industry organizations, have joined forced to create CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo.

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Lightweight Vehicles Conference

10/28/14
http://www.lightweightvehiclesconference.com/
Cologne
Germany

For the automotive industry, engineered plastics are fast becoming the future. While new laws are being created to reduce emissions and fuel prices are rising, predictions suggest that by 2020 plastics will comprise 18 percent of the average vehicle's weight.

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

Podcasts

Live from The Assembly Show, the hosts of Manufacturing Revival Radio sit down with Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bioformix to discuss his company’s innovative, energy-saving adhesives and polymers, which cure without the need for heat or light. 

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