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How plasma & corona surface treatments enhance the bonding of plastics

Chris Howey, managing director of surface treatment company Tantec UK, explains the benefits of treating plastic surfaces

Achieving ROI on a UV bonding project - guidance from Intertronics

Light-curable adhesives have applications in the assembly of products in medical devices, automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, appliances and more. The materials provide a way to reduce costs...

How can the right surface treatment be profitable?

Asks Lars Petterson, production manager at truck component manufacturer VBG

An Exel Composites guide to resin selection

When selecting materials for a composite solution, many people become preoccupied with one decision: glass or carbon fibres? Although fibres provide the strength and stiffness composites are known...

Cold atmospheric plasma surface treatment for dental applications

Plasma surface treatment technology is well established in many manufacturing industries including medical devices, electronics, and automotive. In dental technology, several use cases have been...

Materials that could bring life to Mars

Philip K. Dick’s 1964 science fiction novel, Martian Time-Slip, imagined a human colony on Mars reliant on waterways, allotments and robots. Today, such quaint sci-fi concepts are actual scientific...

Bodycote demonstrates galling benefit in surface hardening process

Bodycote explains how Kolsterising, a proprietary surface-hardening process for stainless steel, can significantly improve surface hardness and eliminate galling.

VMI in offsite construction

Building prefabricated modules off-site can speed up the construction process by as much as 50% and cut costs by up to 20%, according to a 2019 report by McKinsey & Company. Mark Degnan, territory...

Incremental improvements for your adhesives process: a guide from Intertronics

Increasing productivity is often about small changes – slightly increasing yield, decreasing waste, reducing materials used or improving quality. It is not always about increases in output, or about...

Investing in adhesives: an Intertronics guide

One of the major considerations when specifying an adhesive is how quickly it will deliver return on investment (ROI), a metric that is affected by a variety of tangible and intangible factors....

Practical testing for a productive process: an Intertronics guide to choosing an adhesive

Up-front evaluation of the performance of materials and equipment for a manufacturing process to establish how they will perform in the real world can greatly reduce the risk of problems later down...

Boker’s guide to clipped washers

Washer manufacturer Boker’s is promoting stamped clipped washers, recommended for design engineers who have limited space and need to control axial motion within their applications.