Robert--Very informational. Excellent post. Am I correct in saying the Tg temperature is somewhat like the "triple point" for other materials? Would this be a decent analogy? Also, I'm assuming all adhesives have a Tg temperature. In looking at the adhesives I use and see used on a daily basis, we are very concerned that we apply adhesive to a part and adhere that part to a substrate before that adhesives "skins over". The only way for us to insure compliance with our customers "pull test" requirements.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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