BONDING/WELDING

Mass Transit

PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
#automation #electronics #sustainability

Processes

Scott Bader acquires Summit Composites Pty Ltd

Newly formed Scott Bader Australia Pty Ltd. will continue distributing Scott Bader resins, gel coats and adhesives to the Australian market.
#adhesives

Processes

Surface treatment for adhesive bonding: Thermoset vs. thermoplastic composites

According to BTG Labs, common surface treatment methods like abrasion and plasma treatment work best for different materials. 
#adhesives #sustainability #paek

Injection/Overmolding

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 1

Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
#adhesives #sheetmoldingcompound #generalmotors

Processes

Glossary

Glossary of composites terms
#sustainability #adhesives #aramidfiber

Curing

Hyperjoint: additive metal + composites = stronger, tougher joints

Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
#adhesives #airbus #cuttingtools

Processes

IPS Adhesives establishes Center of Excellence in North Carolina

The move centralizes the company’s North American R&D and customer service activities, with a focus on faster response times and increased output.
#adhesives

Processes

JEC World 2020 preview: BigHead Fasteners

BigHead is launching Core Range, a new range of fasteners for both surface bonded and embedded applications.

Carbon Fibers

National Composites Centre leads dismantlable joints research

Adhesive additive technology is reported to make composite parts easier to dismantle, maintain and recycle.
#trends #adhesives #sustainability

Thermoplastics

ITHEC 2020 finalizes technical program

Agenda includes emerging technologies, welding, a panel discussion and the new Advanced Thermoplastic Composite 3D Printing Forum.
#sustainability #spreadtow