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Lean manufacturing, together with the trend toward the design and manufacture of lighter weight vehicles, has required designers and engineers to seek out and find new materials and applications to solve design challenges in the auto manufacturing industry. Adhesive tapes can and do provide highly effective and efficient bonding solutions for auto assembly processes. Fast & Efficient… Read more »

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Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards was established and enacted by Congress in 1975 to reduce energy consumption and increase the fuel economy of cars and light trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plans to raise standards, which will expand CAFE levels over the next several years. The legislation is intended to strengthen our nation’s energy security and save… Read more »

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As new materials and methods advance the state of the art in the aerospace industry, the focus on safety has sharpened with respect to the use of tape and other adhesive and fastening materials. Of particular concern is the potential for flammability of materials used in the aircraft cabin. It is essential that aerospace engineers and designers… Read more »

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We live in an increasingly noisy world. Besides the obvious effects on hearing loss, excessive noise levels contribute to hypertension, high-stress, tinnitus, and sleep disturbances.  Modern transportation methods, especially aircraft, are on a mission to quiet the noise. In addition to the roar of the jet engines, other sources of noise in the aircraft cabin include… Read more »

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Aerospace manufacturers, like manufacturers in most industries, are under pressure to increase profitability and reduce the cost of doing business. Aerospace OEM and MRO companies have the added challenge of remaining compliant with FAA regulations and ISO certification requirements. One way aerospace product engineers are achieving their goals is by increasing efficiency in manufacturing processes…. Read more »

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Aircraft engineers are pressed for designs and materials that will improve aerodynamics and decrease aircraft weight. Honeycomb structure panels have proven to be an excellent lightweight construction material for aircraft interiors. Honeycomb materials are well-suited for applications involving flat or slightly curved surfaces. Although these materials are lightweight, they are also high-strength, typically constructed from… Read more »

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Environmental conditions will often affect the bonding application of adhesive tape during its application process. With a wide range of industries and product designs, bonding and tape applications are often exposed to conditions that will cause your bond to underperform. Specialty formulated adhesive tape provides an effective bonding solution that will hold up and perform well when exposed to… Read more »

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When you think of adhesive tape, you probably think of it as one of the quickest and most effective ways to attach two items. While this observation is certainly correct, there are many other jobs adhesive tapes can do. Adhesive material innovations have resulted in a wide array of unexpected benefits and advantages that tape… Read more »

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Engineers in a wide range of industries are solving problems and simplifying assemblies using adhesive tapes. Adhesive tapes have proven to be highly effective in joining dissimilar materials, replacing mechanical fasteners, and improving overall speed and productivity in a number of processes. In most cases, adhesive tapes are simpler, cleaner, and faster to apply than… Read more »

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When considering adhesives, bonding surface is a critical factor. Unlike processes that alter and join surfaces, such as welding, bonding with adhesives involves attaching two surfaces, without changing their individual characteristics. That being the case, the adhesive selected must be appropriate for the surfaces involved in the application. Surface energy is a term used to… Read more »