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Dispensing for Automotive Applications

Automakers have myriad options for dispensing adhesives, sealants, oils and coatings.
July 1, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

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

July 1, 2014

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

June 20, 2014

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.
May 1, 2014

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

May 1, 2014

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

May 1, 2014

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.
May 1, 2014

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

April 23, 2014

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


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Bioformix, PVA Form Strategic Partnership

April 1, 2014

CINCINNATI—Adhesives manufacturer Bioformix Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with dispensing and material handling expert Precision Valve and Automation to offer cabinet and furniture makers a faster, more precise, and cost-saving system for applying adhesives.


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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.

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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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