Month: July 2013

Adhesive for Granular 3-D Printing Applications

3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, describes a variety of fabrication techniques that employ specialized hardware to build up functional 3-dimensional components layer-by-layer. When compared to traditional manufacturing methods, 3-D printing provides advantages in lower tooling and raw material costs; limits the production of waste; and requires minimal setup for the fabrication of very

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Adhesives for Hard-to-bond Substrates & Clean Surfaces Require Surface Treatment

In order to produce the highest number of quality parts quickly and economically, adhesive bonding in industrial applications will ideally require a minimum number of steps from start to finish. The simplest, fastest applications require just two steps—application of the recommended adhesive to the substrates, and mating of the parts. There are, however, a wide

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Adhesives for Medical Device Industry

Medical device applications vary widely, but typically involve the bonding of plastics and metals. Though bond strength requirements are typically within reach for many adhesives from Cyberbond’s standard line, medical devices present a variety of unique challenges beyond strength. In addition to bonding parts together successfully, medical device adhesives must also be compatible with direct or indirect

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