May 2015 - Adhesive Assembly
- Adhesive Assembly - No Longer A Stepchild
- The Rise of Powder Coatings in the Architectural Industry
- Robots With Vision Make Fast Work of Welding Nuts
- Welders Respond To Thin Coated 'Lightweighting' Steels
- Software Keeps Eye On Waterjet Machine
Peel-test coupons show one of the primary goals of structural adhesives – peel strength. These are an exaggeration of what real structural adhesives can tolerate, but the idea comes through: an elastomeric capability is necessary for strong adhesives to withstand the extreme load at the very edge of a peeled joint.
Broader and more durable offerings make today’s powder coatings a more popular choice.
Nut welding is commonly performed on machines that require an operator to position the part in a special fixture, then load the nuts, and then activate the welder. This approach requires a significant capital investment for each unique part and also requires a dedicated operator for each machine.
As automotive use of high-strength steels grows, so does the understanding of welding them. Welding thin sheet and production welding of galvanized steel are key challenges.
Preventive Maintenance Key to Improved Efficiency.