Engineering360 has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Epoxy Adhesives. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using epoxy adhesives?
14 answers
Answers:
Mix only the quantity that you can easily apply in half the time recommended - nothing EVER goes as-planned, so give yourself more than enough time to work with the product before it begins to set.
~Philip E., Builder/Contractor, Atlantic City, NJ
First they should study the literature of the product and choose the right adhesive for right application.
~Krishnamoorthi N, Service Manager in tractor workshop., Coimbatore, India
Don't waste time and money on cheap adhesives and don't buy quick-set if you want good grip strength.
~John H, Purchaser, Melbourne, Australia
Select product recommended by manufacturer for the application.
~Otto J, Aircraft maintenance, Keflavik, Iceland
No. I think every usage is in some way different than others.
~Vid Golob, Research & Development, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Make sure you test them to use the right one for the job.
~Jason B, Well i use it in my hobby making gemstone flowers, Sabden, U.K.
Read on the internet as much as you can
~Fil A, Hobbyist, Caloocan city, Philipppines
Use right temperature and pressure
~Erkki R, Research & Development, Helsinki, Finland
Study customer referrals
~Timothy M, Retired builder, Grangeville, ID
Research the epoxy
~Karen C, Purchaser, Southgate, MI
Make them learn.
~Kinetorori I, Kinetic Sculptor / Kinetic designer / Electronic engineer, London, UK
None at present.
~Alistair C, Director, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
I seek advice.
~Howard G M, Technical Support, Oldsmar, FL
Conrad online
~Kosta Cirkovski, Tv service locksmith tools, Maribor, Slovenija

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Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of epoxy adhesives?
14 answers
Answers:
I think that it is essential to maintain the temperature for curing as this could affect the success or failure of any epoxy adhesive test. This includes ambient temperature, (direct) sunlight, curing times and proper mixing.
~Alistair C, Director, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Don't rub it in to something you didn't want it to stick to, take it off when it has set. This works only if the item has a finish or oily and wax coat to it.
~Jason B, Well i use it in my hobby making gemstone flowers, Sabden, U.K.
Peel strength is poor; design with lap shear strength at use temperature of the epoxy, thermal cycling performance is a key design criteria.
~Engineering, Consulting, Bangalore, India
Trust your supplier. They usually know what they are doing. And if you don't know something or are not sure about something - ask them.
~Vid Golob, Research & Development, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Use the product strictly as per company's procedure or instructions to get maximum benefits.
~Krishnamoorthi N, Service Manager in tractor workshop., Coimbatore, India
Whenever I work with colleagues to discuss which is the best glue - PosluĆĄajte
~Kosta Cirkovski, Tv service locksmith tools, Maribor, Slovenija
Follow instructions, particularly with cure time and temperature requirements
~Timothy M, Retired builder, Grangeville, ID
Try your best to judge the volume you're mixing with volume you will need.
~Howard G M, Technical Support, Oldsmar, FL
Its case by case ----- how do I know.
~Kinetorori I, Kinetic Sculptor / Kinetic designer / Electronic engineer, London, UK
Follow mixing instructions
~Otto J, Aircraft maintenance, Keflavik, Iceland
AVOID LOW TEMPERATURES
~Erkki R, Research & Development, Helsinki, Finland
Types of fillers
~Martin K, Technical Support, Tahmoor, Australia
Test the product
~Karen C, Purchaser, Southgate, MI
Read and read
~Fil A, Hobbyist, Caloocan city, Philipppines

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