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Articles about the technology for dispensing and curing adhesives, solder paste and other fluids.

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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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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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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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Bioformix, PVA Form Strategic Partnership

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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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How To Improve Your Dispensing Process with Robotic Dispensing Automation

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 When a manufacturer considers purchase of a robotic dispensing system to convert or add a product line, there are a number of factors that will determine success. 


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How To Make Better Oil Seals

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Oil seals are an integral part of rotary applications.


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Automated Assembly System Produces Electronic Cigarettes

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SAN CLEMENTE, CA—Freedom Smokeless has installed a new, U.S.-built, high-speed automated assembly system for its electronic cigarettes.


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The Evolution of Automated Dispensing Technology

By Rhonda Mitchell
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From manually operated dispensers to robot-mounted valves, dispensing technology has come a long way in half a century.


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