• Adhesive Technology: Enabling Advances in Automotive Repair and Light-weighting

    July 27, 2018
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    Adhesive Technology: Enabling Advances in Automotive Repair and Light-weighting

    Dr Antonio Pagliuca’s latest webinar highlighted the latest adhesive bonding technologies that are available for automotive repairs.

    Adhesive Technology: Enabling Advances in Automotive Repair and Light-weighting

    Dr Antonio Pagliuca’s latest webinar highlighted the latest adhesive bonding technologies that are available for automotive repairs.

    Adhesive Technology: Enabling Advances in Automotive Repair and Light-weighting

    Dr Antonio Pagliuca’s latest webinar highlighted the latest adhesive bonding technologies that are available for automotive repairs.

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      Watch the latest webinar from Dr Antonio Pagliuca, Senior Technical Adhesives Specialist

      Antonio’s latest webinar highlighted the latest adhesive bonding technologies that are available for automotive repairs. Our products for buses, trains, eighteen-wheel vehicles, trailers and emergency vehicles are designed to help manufacturers create lighter vehicles and streamline assembly processes. What’s more, they are part of complete solutions that are reliable, cost-effective and supported by a team of 3M experts.

      Light-weighting is a mega-trend across many industries. Reducing component and assembly weight has great benefits, ranging from improved product design/performance and a decreased end-user cost, through to less environmental impact. In the automotive industry, the trend towards light weighting is of utmost importance, due in part to new governmental regulations and industry pressure to increase fuel efficiencies. Light-weighting will often involve a change in design and materials with an increasing number of lighter-weight options available, including various lighter gauge metals, plastics and composite materials.

      Structural adhesives are an enabling technology for these new designs. The use of adhesive bonding as a replacement for more traditional mechanical fixing techniques, can greatly enhance the design options and performance of many products that are considering using lighter materials. Composite materials in general, benefit greatly from attachment methods such as adhesive bonding, which do not create discontinuities in the composite structure.

      So, what about aftermarket repairs of more complex multi-material structures?

      This webinar highlights the latest adhesive bonding technologies that are available for automotive repairs. It outlines the key advantages that such technology offers to engineers and repair specialists, explaining the key aspects to consider when selecting the right adhesive for your application.

      You will understand the key differences between the major adhesive types to help make a more informed decision and achieve the best possible results in adhesive bonding applications; this includes the bonding of polyolefin based composites.

      This webinar also discussed how adhesive technology can help with light-weighting and the repair of multi-material body structures. Finally, Dr. Pagliuca reviewed influencing factors from product design, to environmental conditions and mechanical loads, on long term performance and durability.

      CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBINAR

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