Incollaggio. Analisi del processo di incollaggio e delle preparazioni delle superfici

Surface pre-treatments:

  • optimization of the process parameters to carry out effective surface treatments with traditional and innovative techniques, such as cold plasma and laser treatments;
  • surface analysis (wettability and surface roughness evaluation).

Realization of joints:

  • technical support for adhesive selection and for the development of the bonding process (application method and curing of the adhesive);
  • characterization of bonded joints (according to ASTM / UNI);
  • searching for information related to new types of adhesives, through direct contacts with manufacturers.


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  4. Mandolfino C., Lertora E., Gambaro C., “Effect of cold plasma treatment on surface roughness and bonding strength of polymeric substrates”, Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 611-612, 2014, Pages 1484-1493.
  5. Mandolfino C., Lertora E., Gambaro C., “Effect of surface pretreatment on the performance of adhesive-bonded joints”, Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 554-557, 2013, Pages 996-1006.
  6. Adamowski, J., Gambaro, C., Lertora, E., Monti, M., “Static strength of structural adhesive joints: Statistical analysis and design parameter correlation based on an extensive experimental campaign”, Proceedings of 8th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA2006, Volume 2006, 2006, 8p.