Monday, November 24, 2014



Versatile bonding for lightweight components--New materials are making cars, planes and all sorts of other things lighter. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

solar research Loo

Folding light: Wrinkles and twists boost power from solar panels

"To create the folds, the researchers used ultraviolet light to harden a layer of liquid photographic adhesive, a process called curing."
A workholding solution that uses adhesive cured by ultraviolet light enables PGM to accurately fixture thin parts such as this magnesium casting without causing them to flex, which can happen when conventional mechanical clamps are used.

Shop Finds Fixturing Solution for Flexing Parts
uses an atypical means to fixture thin parts that are prone to flexing when conventional workholding clamps are used: adhesive cured by UV light.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014


Tiny particles could help verify goods

Chemical engineers hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting (particles fabricated with UV).
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/tiny-particles-could-help-verify-goods

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

HeartGlue_2_605

Bio-inspired glue keeps hearts securely sealed
Adhesive may improve the way surgeons treat congenital heart defects and other heart problems


Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013


Rocla concrete ties in use.
With a cure time of as little as two seconds, UV light is claimed as the fastest technology in the railroad industry to prevent concrete tie seat abrasion.  See video at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RI4XXZlpyQ