The Outstanding Attributes of Metal Bonding
Adhesive Systems’ Custom Metal Bonding Adhesive Products
Metal bonding is a process in which structural adhesives are primarily used to bond thin material lap joints, replacing rivets or spot welds that are used commonly in these assembly applications. Metal bonding glue eliminate gaps, bulges, and protruding fasteners on exterior surfaces, thereby reducing drag forces on motorized applications, such as automobiles, trucks, aircraft, motorboats, motorcycles and trains. It evenly distributes stress loads over a broad bonding line rather than a concentrated area, thereby reducing stress on joints
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The Seven Standard Types of Metal Bonding Adhesives
Seven “families” of metal bonding adhesives are used commonly to bond metal. The four adhesive technologies most commonly used for metal bonding — two-part no-mix acrylics; two-part mix acrylics; two-part epoxies; and polyurethanes — deliver high bond strength and can withstand harsh environments.
The remaining three metal bonding chemistries — cyanoacrylates, light-cure acrylics, and silicones — are suitable for specific applications but are either less capable of withstanding harsh environments or offering the high bond strength of the other families.
Our metal adhesive exhibits superior resistance to impact, thermal shock, vibration and fatigue cracking, all are important factors affecting the metal bond strength. In addition, this adhesive withstands severe thermal cycling and resists many chemicals including water, oil, fuels and most organic solvents even upon prolonged exposures.
An Alternative to Metal Fasteners
The metal bonding adhesive achieves strong bonds featuring high shear and peel strength between aluminum, brass, titanium, and steel, as well as between rubber to metal and plastic to metal. Metal bond adhesives are an attractive alternative to mechanical fastening or thermal joining, such as welding, soldering, and brazing, in assembly applications.