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Effect of adhesive on ballistic fabrics

Adhesive is applied to "soft" ballistic fabrics (like kevlar or even fiberglass) in order to decrease bulge when being hit by a projectile. What would be the effect of gluing layers of ...
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What Are The Recommended Binding Methods For A Carbon Fibre Chassis Frame?

I'm looking for a simple way (that doesn't require high pressure chambers or state of the art tools) to permanently bind a set of carbon fibre pieces in order to make the frame of a chassis that could ...
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Does the the field of tribology include the study of adhesives?

Does the field of Tribology include the study of adhesives in addition to the study of lubricants?
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Best glue option for laminated Kevlar <> birch plywood for not peeling off

I have a problem where I glue a laminated sheet of Kevlar to birch plywood and it peels off easily I tried: Laminating the Kevlar directly on the plywood with lamenting epoxy Using the laminating ...
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Why doesn't epoxy stick to silicone?

Why doesn't epoxy stick to silicone? Is there a type of epoxy that does?
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Adhesive to connect metal with a coating to plastic that resists mineral oil

I have a peristaltic pump that was having some leaks because of connections between the tubing so I decided to replace it all with a single piece of tubing. Upon doing this though, I observed that the ...
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Describe the magnitude of a force using real-life comparisons instead of numbers

I already asked this on physics.se, I got a suggestion to ask here, but the question became too old to migrate before I decided to do it. I did also receive an answer, and I am grateful for it but ...
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How to calculate the adhesion I need to keep a 3D printed bending part straight?

3D printed parts cool down during printing, resulting in thermal contraction which causes a bending moment and separation from the printing bed. The issue is solved by increasing adhesion to the ...
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Does outgassing, of adhesives, stop when the cure time is reached

The reason for my question is I'm planning to use DAP Rapid Fuse general purpose (Ethyl Cyanoacrylate) adhesive on a few microscope components and do not want the outgassing to effect the glass optics....
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Removal of bonded kettle element from kettle base using chemical methods

I have asked the below question via electronic SE site, which is off topic, so tried to ask here, the question text is: --------------- I have one tea maker ...
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What adhesive can I use for a teapot?

Is there an adhesive that works well with ceramic and is heat-resistant? The application is a teapot that should sustain temperatures up to 100C-105C. The Devcon 5-minute epoxy worked, but easily ...
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Adhesion of Super Glue (containing ethyl cyanoacrylate) and PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) film

Would it be considered safe to use super glue, which contains ethyl cyanoacrylate, to attach a PVDF film to a metal alloy? It says super glue is not recommended for polyethylene or polypropylene. ...
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Bonding PVC Cables To Metal Housing

I have thin, variable diameter PVC wires that run along a metal housing. Problem being, they can get pulled on and disconnect. I want to bond them down to the metal housing as a sort of strain relief ...
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Which glue is good for transparent ABS plastic and easy removal?

Hello all I need to glue some ABS plastic parts together some of them are transparent. I used AA glue before but it will make my transparent parts foggy and after sticking them together its nearly ...
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Need electrostatic material to attract pet hair

Looking for a durable material you can walk on that will attract pet hair from shoes without sticky or adhesive qualities. Preferably won’t need active electric current but can consider that.
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How would you seal a hole in an HDPE container that's in -20C environment

I have a temperature sensor in a -20C freezer. The probe is going into a bottle filled with propylene glycol solution. I want to seal the hole where the probe is inserted into the bottle. What's a ...
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Glue plastic to glass with chance for easy removal later

I have a 3d printed (ABS or PLA) case which houses small single board computer. I want to glue it to glass (car's windshield from the inside) so that it sticks nicely and does not vibrate. However, ...
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What is the best heat and moisture resistant adhesive?

I have to join metal to metal (Aluminium or SS piece onto a vertical SS wall) that could take a shear load of say, 600gm with an area of contact of around 2cm^2. The environment is above boiling ...
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Mating a round surface with a flat surface

I have a small flat surface (~80mm x 80mm) that needs to adhere to a round surface (radius = 100mm). Does anyone know how to mate the two surfaces together using tape to give a good enough bond? Any ...
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How are protective sheets attached to plastics?

When you buy plastic sheets such as acrylics, polycarbonate sheets etc, they come with a paper/plastic protective film. Like in this image : Protective Film for Acrylic Sheet PMMA Panel You notice ...
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How strong is the adhesion between UHMWPE Fiber and Epoxy Resin?

How strong is the adhesion between Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene(UHMWPE) Fiber and Epoxy Resin normally? If we take the UHMWPE fiber sheet as it is without subjecting it to any chemical or ...
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Do adhesives have a minimum thickness (bond line) to be useful?

Background I have always assumed (or heard) that adhesives require a minimum thickness of adhesive to function properly. One example of this is not clamping two pieces of wood together so tightly ...
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Can Krazy Glue be used as a sealant?

The rubber casing for my iPhone cable has frayed and split near the phone port, and I would like to seal it somehow to stop the split from spreading further. Would Krazy Glue be an effective sealant? ...
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