Structural Bonding Adhesives and Epoxies

Metal Bonding, Magnet Bonding, and Motor Assembly

Structural Metal Bonding Adhesives

Activator-curing structural adhesives brought about the technology revolution known as cold bonding. This adhesive technology shortens the assembly times associated with motor, magnet, and metal bonding. Structural acrylic adhesives cure upon exposure to UV/Visible light, heat (for shadowed areas), or activator (for opaque surfaces). The adhesives bond glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, magnets, ferrite, as well as dissimilar substrates. Fast cure time saves space, labor, and regulatory compliance costs making product assembly easier and more efficient for manufacturers.

Features of Dymax Structural Bonding Adhesives and Epoxies:

  • Fixture in seconds
  • Acid-free
  • Non-corrosive and non-flammable
  • Suitable for harsh environments
  • Develop strength to 500 psi in seconds, with ultimate bond strengths to 3,500 psi, between opaque surfaces with activator

Structural adhesives are ideal for choke and transformer bonding, DC motor assembly, alternator and flywheel applications, tacking, unitizing, ruggedizing, sealing, shallow potting, magnet bonding, and metal bonding.

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Structural Adhesives for Metals, Motors, and Magnets Selector Guide

Adhesives & Activators for Structural Bonding Applications
Applications: Glass/metal bonding to phenolic and filled plastics
Features: Cures with UV/Visible light, heat, or pre-applied activator; high tensile strength; suited for rigid application; clear, hard bonds

Applications: Bonding dichromate and other plated surfaces, metal, glass, and thermoset plastics
Features: Cures with UV/Visible light, heat, or pre-applied activator; flexible and resilient; low stress; bonds withstand strains caused by different coefficients of expansion

Applications: Metal frame bonding; metal-to-stone assembly; D.C. motor assembly; magnet bonding
Features: Cures with heat or pre-applied activator; acrylic acid free; low-volatile acids; bonds well to ferrite, steel, metal, glass, ceramics, and plated surfaces; exhibits good thermal shock characteristics

Applications: Used with Dymax adhesives for increasing bond strength to metal, plated metal, ceramic, and glass substrates
Features: Strong structural bonds; fixtures in 10-20 seconds; no solvent flash-off time

Applications: Used with Dymax 600 and 800 series adhesives for fast structural bonding; high strength bonds form to metal, painted/coated metal, plated and surface treated metal, ferrite, ceramic, glass, wood, and thermoset plastic substrates
Features: ODC-free; strong structural bonds; excellent degreasing and wetting properties; allows cure speed to match assembly speed; variety of application techniques; elimination of heat curing and other delays in curing; on-part cleaning action; broad tolerance of adhesive-to-activator ratios; rapid, on-demand curing to fixture or handling strength allows in-line quality control and increased production thru-put
Epoxies for Structural Bonding Applications
Applications: Bonds metal, glass, ceramic, thermoset plastics, and filled Nylon
Features: One-component epoxy resin; induction/heat cure; large gap cure