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How Adhesives Help Ensure Threaded Fastener Reliability in Industrial Gearboxes

Posted on 7/9/2020 3:25:07 PM. By ASC

When the gearboxes that keep industrial machinery turning fail to operate it can stop plants in their tracks and cost manufacturers&rsquo...

  

Masking Tape Goes Green for High Performance and High Heat

Posted on 7/7/2020 11:43:07 AM. By ASC

With particular focus on industrial, automotive, and speciality vehicle assembly sectors, 3M has shined the green light on masking tape p...

  

Science vs. the Humanities: Curiosity, Passion, and Skepticism Meet

Posted on 7/1/2020 3:13:08 PM. By Ujjval Vyas

I have had recent conversations with scientists who all seemed resigned to the irreconcilability of the sciences and the humanities. ...

  

Ensuring Optimal UV Curing: Controlling the Variables

Posted on 6/30/2020 5:06:31 PM. By ASC

There are variables that have to be taken into account when curing. These include the quantity of adhesive being used and its location; t...

  

A Sticky Problem: How to Dissolve and Remove Adhesive Residue Left Behind After Use

Posted on 6/25/2020 12:32:08 PM. By ASC

Trying to remove residue left behind by non-curing industrial adhesives used for tapes, stickers and labels, can be time-consuming, messy...

  

New Pressure Sensitive Adhesive for High Temperature Hook and Loop Tape Fasteners

Posted on 6/18/2020 2:46:08 PM. By ASC

Once known mainly for replacing buckles as quick and easy ways to fasten sports footwear and hikers’ backpacks, hook and loop tape ...

  

Ensuring Optimal Adhesive UV Curing: Picking the Right Lamp is Key

Posted on 6/17/2020 12:50:58 PM. By ASC

Two lamps that are primarily used in UV curing take different approaches and use opposing technologies. While one, the newer narrow spect...

  

The Benefits of Preparing Surfaces with Plasma for Adhesive Bonding

Posted on 6/15/2020 1:21:51 PM. By ASC

When it comes to bonding and laminating, the surface tension and wettability play a big role in the process and its effectiveness, partic...

  

Seeing is Believing – Qualitative vs. Quantitative Measurements

Posted on 6/10/2020 12:33:04 PM. By David Speth

One of the things I have noticed recently is an increased reliance on quantitative measurements.  Advances in testing equipment have...

  

ASC Brings Back Economy Watch as a Free Service to ASC Members to Help Navigate the US Economy

Posted on 5/29/2020 3:00:24 PM. By Steve Duren

ASC published ‘Economy Watch’ from roughly 2012-2015. This publication was brought to market in that timeframe as an informat...