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17/11/2017

Bonding composite to metal with no adhesives

Working on the Ariel Hipercar project, Powdertech Surface Science has developed a process, that uses no adhesives, for bonding polypropylene glass fibre composite to aluminium for the vehicle’s monocoque chassis.

The process, called Powderbond – part of an Innovate UK funded project called SOLMAC – requires no surface preparation for the polymer, no activation period and is single ...
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06/11/2017

When bonding dissimilar types of materials, surface treatment can be used to improve adhesion

Whether bonding metal to plastic, silicon to glass, polymers to other polymers of different durometers, biological content to polymeric microtiter plates or even bonding to polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), plasma can be used to promote adhesion.

Adhesion promotion can be achieved by increasing the surface free energy in many ways, including precision cleaning, chemically or physically ...
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12/09/2017

Mirror, window or both

Researchers from the Department of chemistry at Imperial College, London, have made a filter that can change between a mirror and a window by finely tuning the distance between nanoparticles in a ...  Watch Video

AI to make engineers redundant

I’ve heard it said many times, if the industrial revolution was about amplifying muscle ...  Read Blog Entry

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