Metal bonding adhesive like the ones from CT1 are used in a wide variety of projects. Whether you’re dealing with stripping or staining, adding an attractive shine or creating a protective coat, metal adhesives are the answer for your needs. They offer the ease and flexibility of epoxy and other bonding materials, while offering a range of creative uses including applying decorative paint to a metal object or to the metal surface of an object. Many different metals can be bonded and adhered together using these kinds of tools – as long as you use the proper tool for the task.
Metal bonding adhesives work is by forming a hard, durable layer of a hard material on a soft surface, such as sheet metal. This hard layer is often referred to as a substrate. The reason why metal bonding adhesives are often used is because it’s a one-step process that involves applying the adhesive to the metal part that needs to be bonded, then setting the part against the substrate until the two parts get close enough to each other so that the bond is actually strong enough to be a good, effective bond.
Typically, this step is done with an ultrasonic machine and can take several hours depending on the size and the type of metal that will be bonded. One thing to note about bonding processes like this is that sometimes the surface that will be exposed to the ultrasonic waves will start to crack, sometimes with a mild cracking sound, sometimes with a loud crack, sometimes even without a sound at all. The degree of damage that the surface will endure will also depend on the manufacturer of the ultrasonic equipment.