Gluespec Articles

Intro to Protecting Power Supplies

Power supplies handle an important task in our increasingly electronic world. These devices are used to convert power from one type to another (i.e. AC to DC) or regulate voltage from a source to its destination. These devices have become standard in many consumer electronics devices, where they convert AC power from transmission lines to DC power used in appliances.

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What Are the Differences Between Adhesives and Sealants?

A basic question that many design engineers have when thinking about assembling their products is: What are the differences between adhesives and sealants, which jobs are they best at, and how do I decide which ones to use for which materials and applications?

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Testing the effectiveness of surface treatments

Before an adhesive can be applied, users need to be sure that surfaces have been properly treated to allow for maximum wettability.

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The difference between corona and plasma surface treatments

Surface treatments are often needed when bonding low-surface energy substrates, but confusion between corona and plasma treatments clouds the decision of which process to use.

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Staking materials and properties

Staking has many uses and benefits, but the question of what materials to use is always a top consideration.

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