The adhesive you specify for your component assemblies is critical to ensuring the end product is of the highest quality. Many engineering and purchasing authorities underestimate the importance of this selection because it seems to be such a small part of the overall process. But remember that although it is a small part of the assembly process, it is the “glue” that literally and figuratively holds your product together.
This blog is intended to lay forth the key reasons why cyanoacrylate adhesive, when specified correctly can increase your productivity and result in a superior end product. Although it is one of several solutions available for fixturing in manufacturing and assembly, many manufacturers lean toward cyanoacrylate adhesives.
- High resistance to harsh solvents and chemicals
When it comes to harsh environments, cyanoacrylates perform exceptionally well where the assembly process is exposed to chemicals such as gasoline, motor oil, etc. Although cyanoacrylates are able to resist these types of chemicals, it is important to remember that they have poor resistance to strong solvents like acetone and other corrosives. Because cyanoacrylates are available in varying formulations, we recommend that you work with a knowledgeable adhesive supplier to get the right product that best meets the requirements of your specific application.
- Cyanoacrylates are very easy to apply
Because cyanoacrylates are one-part adhesives, you can use these instant adhesives straight from the bottle without the use of dispenser guns or static mixer nozzles for additional mixing. In addition, because they are simple, straight-forward application requires little to no staff training, allowing you to spend more time focusing on productivity.
- Instant cure characteristics speed productivity
One-part cyanoacrylate industrial adhesives provide an instant cure which speeds your productivity. When your application requires an instant bond, you can rely on this type of adhesive to rapidly cure, increasing your production. Cyanoacrylates’ instant bond adhesion is one of the key advantages of this technology.
- Adhere very well to a wide variety of dissimilar materials
Components that are common in manufacturing and assembly are undoubtedly made from some of the most difficult-to-bond materials. Combine that with the need to bond two completely different materials (rubber to metal, metal to plastic, etc.) together, and you’ve got what most would consider a challenging application. Cyanoacrylate adhesives can tackle these types of materials to create a durable, finished product.
- Superior alternative to mechanical fasteners
Manufacturers are always looking for ways to create lower cost, lightweight, durable products. In some applications, cyanoacrylates can be used in place of mechanical fasteners such as rivets, nuts, and bolts to join together components. In many cases, instant adhesives can be a lower cost fastening method compared to mechanical fasteners, which require pre-assembly preparation and are labor intensive. Cyanoacrylates are also more aesthetically pleasing than mechanical fasteners, proving an “invisible solution”.
For more information on selecting the right cyanoacrylate industrial adhesive and how you can improve your productivity in your assembly process, contact us at 1-800-338-5192 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit us on the web at www.aronalpha.net.