Structural adhesives are less expensive and can help reduce manufacturing costs by decreasing the number of mechanical fasteners, spot welds, and filler metal that is needed to create a joint or combine two substrates.

Fremont, CA: High-performance structural adhesives are used as alternatives for standard joining methods like welding and mechanical fasteners such as rivets and bolts in many industries and applications. Performance and economic drivers are pushing customers to choose for cost-friendly and beneficial solutions instead of the expensive and traditional joining processes.

Structural adhesives are less expensive and can help reduce manufacturing costs by decreasing the number of mechanical fasteners, spot welds, and filler metal that is needed to create a joint or combine two substrates.

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In advanced product design, adhesives can be pre-applied to parts that cannot be accessed by mechanical fastening or welding during the assembly process. This allows engineers not to be restricted in their innovation of design. It also reduces the amount of time it takes to join substrates, as welding or installing mechanical fasteners is usually more time-consuming than adhesive.

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Structural adhesives are great in joining different substrates and materials with various thicknesses. The adhesive makes up for the differences in the expansion and contractions of different materials. High-performance structural adhesives can build resilient bonds and retain its strength over various temperatures.

Adhesives can remove the stress concentration caused by spot welds, reivers, screws, and other mechanical fasteners while holding surface integrity. It can minimize the finished product or structure's weight since fewer welding metals and mechanical fasters are used. Besides, removing screw holes and rivets in assembly processes allows manufacturers to use thinner, light materials without worrying about distortion, splitting, or crazing at the mechanically fastened site. Removing the holes in a metal can minimize the chance of rust and corrosion.

Structural adhesives can retain the bonded material's integrity, unlike welding, as there is no metal distortion or weakening because of heat when using adhesives. It can also increase the stiffness of structures and provide needed fatigue and force resistance.