Good process controls help manufacturers turn out the best version of their products and have fewer headaches along the way. In our latest white paper, we explore the benefits of using light-curable materials in the manufacturing process, and what these process controls look like. Get a glimpse into this white paper below, and register here to unlock the full resource and find even more tools on Dymax.com.
There are several major benefits to using light-curable materials (LCMs) in the manufacturing process including fast on-demand curing, cost and energy savings, and improved safety for both employees and the environment thanks to these materials’ “green” chemistry.
Before selecting an LCM for your manufacturing process, there are five important factors to consider:
- Know your substrate. What surface will the LCM adhere to?
- Set up a light cure process. What size area will you need to cure? What intensity light is required?
- Understand the effects of under- and over-curing. How will your process be impacted by an insufficient or excessive amount of light-curing exposure?
- Select the right dispensing system. From the viscosity to the application area, choosing the right dispensing equipment is critical.
- Properly store and dispose of your materials. Is the LCM’s shelf life six months? One year? Know how to correctly maintain your materials and discard them to ensure environmental and worker safety.