Tip 1: Understand Adhesive Chemistry
Adhesive chemistry plays a significant role in determining how well an adhesive will work for your application. While all adhesives offer certain advantages, the type of chemistry allows some to perform better than others:
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Tip 2: Know Your Assembly Process
Automotive adhesives have different cure times. These vary depending on the needed application. By understanding the entire assembly process, you can assess the timeframe during which an adhesive will have to cure. A fast assembly process means the chosen adhesive will need to cure quickly so as not to cause downtime.
Cure time is the amount of time needed before an adhesive achieves its full bond strength.
Tip 4: Know Temperature Needs
Some adhesives with low temperature cures may not be able to withstand high temperatures during use. Likewise, some adhesives that can withstand high temperatures may crack when exposed to low temperatures.
Tip 3: Understand Stress Requirements
It’s important to know the level of stress an adhesive will be exposed to prior to selection. For example, some adhesives can take extreme stress for short periods but cannot withstand stress over long periods of time.
Assess the level of stress your application entails to ensure the chosen adhesive can withstand it and maintain optimal performance.
Ensure the chosen adhesive is able to perform throughout all temperatures for its application.
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