May 2015

The Rise of Powder Coatings in the Architectural Industry

Broader and more durable offerings make today’s powder coatings a more popular choice.

TCI Powder Coatings’ TruAnodize line was designed for architectural applications that require an anodized look. Credit: All images from TCI Powder Coatings.

Robots With Vision Make Fast Work Of Welding Nuts

The lead VERA-enabled robot has a disc in its gripper. It shares this information with the secondary VERA robot, which has selected one of the correct nuts for this part and is positioning it onto the welder to be welded onto the disc. . Photo – Tim Jacobs

Adhesive Assembly – No longer a Step Child

Peel-test coupons show one of the primary goals of structural adhesives – peel strength. These are an exaggeration of what real structural adhesives can tolerate, but the idea comes through: an elastomeric capability is necessary for strong adhesives to withstand the extreme load at the very edge of a peeled joint.