In Part 1 of the Basics of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Failure, we talked in depth about the surface preparation and language. In Part 2, we will walk through the steps of an application of a PSA and how it will affect the bond performance.
When considering Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, you must look at many aspects including the failures. Engineers always look at all aspects including failures to avoid something going wrong. This two part series will address the language, importance of surface cleanliness, and the application of a PSA.
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Engineers who design metal parts are familiar with manufacturing processes such as machining, spinning, and stamping. Similarly, engineers who specialize in rigid plastic components learn about design guidelines for plastic machining, injection molding, and thermoforming. Die cutting is a versatile and cost-effective parts production technique, but the design guidelines that apply to metal and rigid plastic parts aren’t identical to the ones for die cut flexible materials.