16 January 2018
16 January 2018
Intertronics has released a new publication entitled Top Tips for Getting the Best from Your UV Curing Process.
The guide aims to give a better understanding of the way that UV curing works and to discuss the process variables. It discusses some of the differences between conventional UV curing lamps and the latest lamps based on LED technology. A good grasp of the fundamentals will help engineers, technicians and operators to set up an established process which is effective, robust and repeatable.
The curing of materials like adhesives, coatings, encapsulants, potting compounds, temporary masking materials or gaskets with UV light offers many process advantages, and can deliver productivity enhancements to manufacturers, Intertronics reports. The ability of the technology to deliver full cure in seconds (rather than minutes or hours) is a prime example. The materials are predominantly single part (no mixing) and only cure on demand, so application or dispensing is straightforward and readily automated.
Brazilian gelcoat and thinner manufacturer Dilutec celebrates 23 years in business this month.
Advanced Engineering 2018, the UK’s annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals, has opened registration for its 10th anniversary show. The first 50 people signing up will be offered a free Ultra High Capacity Power Bank for mobile phones and laptops, to be picked up at the show.
Prodrive Composites reports that it is the first UK carbon composites business to attain full certification against the newly released IATF 16949:2016 automotive standard.