Monday, November 24, 2014

Versatile bonding for lightweight components--New materials are making cars, planes and all sorts of other things lighter. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

solar research Loo

Folding light: Wrinkles and twists boost power from solar panels

"To create the folds, the researchers used ultraviolet light to harden a layer of liquid photographic adhesive, a process called curing."
A workholding solution that uses adhesive cured by ultraviolet light enables PGM to accurately fixture thin parts such as this magnesium casting without causing them to flex, which can happen when conventional mechanical clamps are used.

Shop Finds Fixturing Solution for Flexing Parts
uses an atypical means to fixture thin parts that are prone to flexing when conventional workholding clamps are used: adhesive cured by UV light.