Adhesives Bundle

Manufacturers increasingly rely on adhesives to assemble a variety of products, such as cars, computers, furniture, and toys. An adhesive is a substance used to join two or more materials. Adhesive bonding is the process of placing an adhesive between two surfaces, or substrates, and allowing it to harden, or cure. Structural adhesives are most commonly used in adhesive bonding, since they can easily withstand heavy loads. Epoxies, anaerobics, acrylics, silicones, urethanes, and cyanoacrylates are commonly used structural adhesives.

These courses explain the fundamental concepts of adhesive bonding as they apply to product assembly. The course content first addresses adhesive properties, basic concepts of the adhesive bonding process, and types of adhesives. Intermediate-level courses explain surface preparation methods as well as basic steps for applying an adhesive to a surface.

Intro to Adhesive Bonding
This course describes adhesive bonding, adhesive classification, and the various factors that lead to a successful adhesive bond.

Basics of the Bonding Process
This course describes the basics of the adhesive bonding process, as well as the various solidification methods of adhesives.

Intro to Adhesive Properties
This course describes the mechanical and nonmechanical properties of adhesives and addresses how they impact adhesive bonding.

Types of Adhesives
This course describes the characteristics, pros and cons, and applications of types of synthetic adhesives.

Surface Preparation
This course discusses surface factors that affect adhesion, the nature of the different types of surfaces used in adhesive bonding, and the methods of selecting and preparing a surface for adhesive bonding.

Steps for Adhesive Application
This course discusses each step involved in the adhesive application process, as well as basic dispensing methods and methods of testing the effectiveness of the application process on the assembly line.

Courses listed above are available only as part of a ToolingU bundle.  Custom bundles of any five or more ToolingU courses are available upon request as a Corporate Learning Solution.

What Will You Learn

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Course Information

COURSE LENGTH
6.00 Hours
ACCESS PERIOD
90 Days

Course Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (other operating systems and mobile platforms are not supported but may work)
  • Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 37 , Google Chrome 42 (other browsers are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Topics

Intro to Adhesive Bonding

Technology: Adhesives; Difficulty: Beginner

Outline
  • The Value of Adhesive Bonding
  • Pros and Cons of Adhesive Bonding
  • Adhesive Categories
  • Structural Adhesives
  • Nonstructural Adhesives
  • Wetting
  • Types of Joints
  • Types of Joint Stress
  • Surface Preparation
  • Adhesive Application
  • Failure and Inspection
  • Adhesive Removal
  • Safety
  • Adhesive Markets
  • Summary
Objectives
  • Describe the advantages of adhesive bonding.
  • Describe the characteristics of adhesive bonding.
  • Describe the types of adhesives.
  • Describe structural adhesives.
  • Describe nonstructural adhesives.
  • Define wetting.
  • List the different types of adhesive joints.
  • List adhesive bonding stresses.
  • Describe surface preparation.
  • Describe general steps for proper application of adhesives.
  • Describe potential bond failures to inspect.
  • Describe common methods for removing adhesives.
  • Describe safety issues and concerns relating to adhesives.
  • Describe the adhesive bonding markets.














Basics of the Bonding Process

Technology: Adhesives; Difficulty: Beginner

Outline
  • The Adhesive Bonding Process
  • Structure of Synthetic Adhesives
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Wetting
  • Absorption and Chemical Bonding
  • Mechanical Bonding
  • Drying
  • Curing
  • Cooling
  • Adhesives Surface Characteristics
  • Primers
  • Cleaning the Surface
  • Summary
Objectives
  • Define adhesive bonding.
  • Describe the structure of synthetic adhesives.
  • Describe how adhesives behave as viscoelastic materials.
  • Describe wetting.
  • Compare absorption and chemical bonding.
  • Describe mechanical bonding.
  • Describe the drying process.
  • Describe the curing process.
  • Describe the cooling process.
  • Describe the characteristics of an adhesive surface.
  • Describe the role of a primer.
  • Describe the impact of contaminants on a surface













Intro to Adhesive Properties

Technology: Adhesives; Difficulty: Beginner

Outline
  • The Importance of Adhesive Properties
  • Viscosity in Liquids
  • Elasticity in Solids
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Mechanical Properties of Adhesives
  • Strength
  • Strength Properties and Direction
  • Strength Properties over Time
  • Hardness
  • Tackiness
  • Nonmechanical Properties of Adhesives
  • Temperature
  • Moisture
  • Shelf Life
  • Working Life
  • Adhesive Curing
  • Cure Time
  • Other Nonmechanical Properties
  • Summary
Objectives
  • Describe the importance of adhesive properties.
  • Describe viscosity.
  • Describe elasticity.
  • Describe viscoelasticity.
  • Define mechanical properties.
  • Define strength.
  • Identify the different directional strengths of adhesives.
  • Distinguish between green strength and creep strength.
  • Describe hardness.
  • Describe tackiness.
  • Describe nonmechanical properties.
  • Describe how temperature affects an adhesive.
  • Describe how moisture affects an adhesive.
  • Describe the factors that influence adhesive shelf life.
  • Describe an adhesive’s working life.
  • Describe adhesive curing.
  • Define cure time.
  • Describe additional nonmechanical properties.
















Types of Adhesives

Technology: Adhesives; Difficulty: Beginner

Outline
  • Synthetic Adhesives
  • Structural Adhesives
  • Structural Adhesives: Epoxies
  • Chemical Properties of Epoxies
  • Structural Adhesives: Urethanes
  • Chemical Properties of Urethanes
  • Structural Adhesives: Acrylics
  • Chemical Properties of Acrylics
  • Structural Adhesives: Cyanoacrylates
  • Chemical Properties of Cyanoacrylates
  • Structural Adhesives: Silicones
  • Chemical Properties of Silicones
  • Structural Adhesives: Anaerobics
  • Chemical Properties of Anaerobic Adhesives
  • Non-Structural Adhesives: Hot Melts
  • Properties of Hot Melts
  • Nonstructural Adhesives: Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives
  • Properties of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives
  • Summary
Objectives
  • Describe synthetic adhesives.
  • Describe structural adhesives.
  • Describe epoxy adhesives.
  • Describe the chemical properties of epoxy adhesives.
  • Describe urethane adhesives.
  • Describe the chemical properties of urethane adhesives.
  • Describe acrylic adhesives.
  • Describe the chemical properties of acrylic adhesives.
  • Describe cyanoacrylate adhesives.
  • Describe the chemical properties of cyanoacrylate adhesives.
  • Describe silicone adhesives.
  • Describe the chemical properties of silicone adhesives.
  • Describe anaerobic adhesives.
  • Describe the chemical properties of anaerobic adhesives.
  • Describe hot melts.
  • Describe the properties of hot melts.
  • Describe pressure-sensitive adhesives.
  • Describe the properties of pressure-sensitive adhesives.
















Surface Preparation

Technology: Adhesives; Difficulty: Intermediate

Outline
  • The Nature of a Bonded Surface
  • Factors Preventing Successful Adhesion
  • Types of Surfaces
  • Types of Surfaces: Metal
  • Types of Surfaces: Plastic
  • Why Prepare a Surface?
  • Selecting a Surface Treatment
  • Passive vs. Active Surface Treatment
  • Passive Surface Treatment: Physical Methods
  • Types of Physical Abrasive Methods
  • Passive Surface Preparation: Chemical Methods
  • Active Chemical Surface Treatment: Metal Surfaces
  • Active Chemical Surface Treatment: Plastic Surfaces
  • Active Physical Surface Treatment: Plastic Surfaces
  • Determining the Effectiveness of a Surface Treatment
  • Storing Prepared Surface Materials
  • Summary
Objectives
  • Describe a boundary layer.
  • Describe factors that prevent adhesive bonding.
  • Describe types of surfaces.
  • Describe metal surfaces.
  • Describe plastic surfaces.
  • Describe the benefits of preparing a surface.
  • Identify questions that assist in selecting a surface treatment.
  • Distinguish between active and passive surface treatment.
  • Describe passive physical surface treatment.
  • Describe common methods of surface abrasion.
  • Describe passive chemical surface treatment.
  • Describe common active chemical treatment processes for metal surfaces.
  • Describe common active chemical treatments for plastic surfaces.
  • Describe common active physical treatments for plastic surfaces.
  • Describe common methods that determine the effectiveness of a surface treatment.
  • Explain how to store a prepared surface.














Steps for Adhesive Application

Technology: Adhesives; Difficulty: Intermediate

Outline
  • Knowing the Adhesive Application Process
  • The Application Process
  • Storing an Adhesive
  • Metering Adhesive Components
  • Mixing Adhesive Components
  • Dispensing an Adhesive
  • Manual Dispensing Methods
  • Low-Technology Manual Dispensing Methods
  • Time-Pressure Dispensing Methods
  • Positive-Displacement Method
  • Automating Dispensing
  • Valve Dispensing Method
  • Fixturing the Parts
  • Monitoring the Application Process
  • Summary
Objectives
  • Describe the importance of proper handling during the adhesive application process.
  • Describe factors that affect the condition and performance of a joint.
  • Explain how to store an adhesive.
  • Describe methods used to meter adhesives.
  • Explain how to mix adhesive components.
  • List factors that assist in selecting an adhesive dispensing method.
  • List guidelines that prevent contamination of handheld dispensing equipment and adhesive during manual dispensing.
  • Describe low-technology dispensing methods.
  • Describe the time-pressure dispensing method.
  • Describe the positive-displacement method.
  • Describe methods used to automate adhesive dispensing.
  • Describe the valve dispensing method.
  • Distinguish between nesting and clamping.
  • Describe factors that assist in monitoring the adhesive application process.