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.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
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