How to Dissipate Noise with Fabricated Adhesive Materials

Posted June 27, 2019

Today consumers have a higher level of expectations when it comes to the products they purchase. Performance and reliability have always been important, but now consumers expect sleeker-looking designs and in the case of appliances and equipment, they expect quieter operation. To answer this demand, the designers and developers of products, from automobiles to appliances, are relying on fabricated adhesive materials to produce quieter designs.

When it comes to noise associated with product designs, the primary sources of noise are airborne noise and structural noise. Airborne noise is created by the interaction of a vibrating surface with the surrounding air. It can be reduced by adding absorbers, barriers, and layers to absorb or reflect sound energy. Structural noise is produced by mechanical vibration energy that travels throughout the structure of a product as well as materials with which it comes in contact. Structural noise can be controlled by controlling the vibration that causes it. A low friction surface positioned between parts is one way to manage vibration. Isolation of the vibration is another. A final way to manage structural noise is to change the vibration mode of the structure by adding a vibration dissipating dampening material.

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High Impact Adhesives Meet Auto Safety Challenges

Posted June 06, 2019

Automotive engineers are now using versatile adhesives to powerfully bond materials such as steel, aluminum, and plastics.  The benefits have been improved safety, reduced weight, greater vehicle stiffness, and lower manufacturing costs.

Adhesive tape and sealants are found in a variety of auto manufacturing processes including:

  • Front- and rear-end modules (for precise masking of bumpers)
  • Door panels and seating systems
  • Attaching parts to fuel tanks
  • Sealing and mounting windshields
  • Numerous powertrain applications (like bonding magnets to rotors in electric cars)
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Automotive Assembly Adhesives Offer Advantages Over Traditional Fastening Methods

Posted May 17, 2019

The use of adhesives in automotive assemblies is on the rise as vehicle manufacturers continue to pursue ways to make automobiles more light-weight and fuel efficient. Automotive adhesives are delivering advantages in a variety of automotive assembly applications.

According to an Automotive Adhesives Market forecast, body in white application held the largest share of the automotive adhesives market globally, in terms of volume, in 2015. (“Body in white” or “BIW” refers to the stage in automotive design or automobile manufacturing in which a car body's sheet metal components have been welded together.) Improved durability, enhanced strength, and reduced weight are benefits of using automotive adhesives in BIW. The report says that the assembly application segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between 2016 and 2021 in all applications considered.

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Adhesive Tape Converters Play An Important Role In Adhesive Tape Applications

Posted April 26, 2019

Those having some familiarity with adhesive tape converting may recognize the pun in this headline as tape converting primarily refers to the transformation of tape rolls into finished adhesive tape products. Converting specialists combine adhesive tapes with materials such as polyesters, foams and felts to develop highly specialized products. The converting process also involves cutting these custom adhesive tape products to precise specifications.

Adhesive-tape manufacturers like 3M, Berry Plastics, Avery and Bemis produce their products in large, continuous rolls for convenient transport and handling. Converters thread these rolls, or webs, through processing machines like printing presses and laminating or slitting machines. The converter works closely with application engineers to select the proper adhesive product and then customizes it to meet specific design needs. During this process several questions are considered including:

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Prevent Vibrating Noise in the Industrial Workplace

Posted June 14, 2018

Creating a quieter industrial workplace has become a growing priority as more awareness is raised about the health effects of noise exposure. In fact, OSHA regulates acceptable noise levels in the workplace to protect workers in all types of work environments. Additionally, a more sophisticated generation of consumers expect products such as vehicles and home appliances to offer much quieter operation than ever before.

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Sewfree® Tapes Offer Superior Bonds and Finishes

Posted May 25, 2018

Traditional needle and thread have been the primary bonding method used in the manufacture of apparel, bags, tents, and other fabric products. Thermoplastics and hot melt adhesive films, like those used in Sewfree® tapes, are changing all of that with a better alternative to sewing that provides a host of advantages to manufacturers.

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Bonding Dissimilar Surfaces With PSA Tapes

Posted May 15, 2018

Pressure sensitive tapes offer a host of benefits in the development of products and assemblies. They cost less than mechanical fasteners, are easier to apply, and typically don't require specialized tools during application. Bonding surfaces can also occur at different times and locations.

Perhaps the most important advantage of using adhesive tapes and materials is the ability to bond dissimilar surfaces together, including:

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Improving Your Assembly Line with Die Cut Adhesive Materials

Posted April 27, 2018

The success of your business depends on maintaining efficient and cost-effective operations. Did you know there may be many opportunities to increase efficiency and cut costs right on your assembly line? Can-Do Tape offers adhesive material products that can significantly improve your products and processes while improving your bottom line.

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Bonding with Flexible Foam Tapes

Posted April 17, 2018

When it comes to bonding strength, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes offer high holding power for both static and dynamic loads. Can-Do Tape supplies standard and custom 3M VHB tapes for a variety of opportunities to replace mechanical fasteners.

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Bioplastic Materials and Adhesives

Posted March 06, 2018

Assembly Magazine recently published an article on Assembly Methods for Bioplastics.

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