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  • On this episode of the Aerospace Engineering Podcast , Rainer speaks to Andrew Dunn who is an engineer at the satellite company Alba Orbital in Glasgow, Scotland. Alba Orbital is in the business of building ...

  • ​Hi, Being a thermoplastic material, welding would be the preferred option. You can use (KVE's) induction welding process, or go for resistance welding, ultrasonoc welding or conductive welding. If ...

  • Titanates and Zirconates bond to non-polar substrates such as PP: See attached Acoustic Emission Analysis tech paper written in 1993 from which the above graphic was taken. See attached ...

  • Hello, I`m John owner and tooling engineer at Southwest Composites. We specialize in the production of molds and tooling for the composites industry. Bladder molds, compression molds, and fiber forge ...

  • 3M (8005 and 8010 from memory) and Henkel make PP adhesives (as well as some others who make methacrylates that could work).  Surface preparation as stated above will get you much better properties. We ...

  • Hello There are a number of options for bonding PPcomposite.  The easiest and least reliable is flame ionization.  To flame ionize, cut down on the air input to a lit Bunsen burner until the flame becomes ...

  • Hi, I work for Enercon based in the UK. I have successfully used plasma on polyprop for many applications. My colleagues in america would be happy to help if needed. Regards, Will https://www.enerconind.com/plasma-treating.aspx ...

  • Ultrasonic welding can be used to join PP materials. If you need to bond the PP to something else, the advice to surface-treat (plasma, corona, flame) is good. 3M makes an adhesive that can be used to ...

  • Were you able to try any heat welding? How big of an area are you trying to adhere. I was going to say that there are adhesives that will bond to polypropylene composites. I would contact Ronald Habermas ...

  • Very likely that film is used to keep the resin from going all over the place. That helps control fiber volume. Who is your current supplier? I would call AirTech ( https://www.airtechintl.com/ ) ...

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