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Surface testing for bonding.

Duncan, B C; Leatherdale, D* (2005) Surface testing for bonding. Measurement Good Practice Guide. 77

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The manufacture of adhesive bonds requires suitably prepared substrates. As part of a DTI funded Measurements for Materials Systems project, Efficiency Improvements in Rapid Bonding Systems, methods for assessing the suitability of surfaces for bonding were investigated. Methods for determining roughness, wettability, absorbency and bonding performance are presented. Methods need to be selected on the basis of the materials (adherend and adhesive), bonding process, loading and service conditions, degree of accuracy required and budget (time and cost) for the assessment.

Item Type: Report/Guide (Measurement Good Practice Guide)
Keywords: adhesive bonding, surface characterisation, wetting
Subjects: Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials > Adhesives
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:16
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/3349

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