Seven structural acrylic adhesives from Henkel Corp., bond to a variety of metals, replacing mechanical fasteners. Two-part Loctite Speedbonder structural adhesives bond aluminum, steel and even galvanized metals to a variety of substrates including plastics and composites.
The H4720 Speedbonder version fixtures in just 10 to 15 minutes and provides excellent impact and peel strength on aluminum surfaces. For steel bonding, the H8500 line offers a short open time, while H8510 offers an extended open time for parts alignment. The H8600 adhesive cuts through the galvanized material to assure a solid bond without the corrosion that can cause problems over time. It also bonds to many other metals exposed to environ mental extremes.
Two general purpose formulations are also available. H3151 offers 35 to 40 minutes of open time for part adjustment, and provides solid bond strength on aluminum and steel. Loctite H4500 is a fast-setting adhesive for general metal bonding with an open time of just 10 minutes. For more information, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4933-507.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.