5 Factors to Consider Before Selecting an LCM

Fast on-demand curing, cost and energy savings, environmentally friendly are just a few of the many benefits to using light-curable materials (LCMs) in the manufacturing process. But that process could come with some headaches if good process control...

Is Your Adhesive Fully Cured?

Ever been in the situation where you needed confirmation that your adhesive is fully cured before you moved on with your application? Do you know how to tell if it reached full cure?

Speed Up Your Process and Safeguard Against Incomplete Cures with Encompass® Technology

Dymax understands the pressure placed on manufacturers to keep pace with changing technologies in industries like medical device assembly, consumer electronics design, and aerospace and defense. Routine manufacturing procedures such as adhesive cure...

Dymax Celebrates Earth Day 2014

Today marks the 44th annual Earth Day, celebrating initiatives that are helping to preserve the environment and encourage green, sustainable living around the world. This year’s theme, Green Cities, promotes best practices for individuals, businesses...

Dymax Talks LCMs with Design News

Why are medical device manufacturers choosing to work with light-curable adhesives now more than ever? Increased cost savings, faster cure times, and environmentally compliant components make LCMs a top choice for designers and manufacturers alike.

Is Surface Preparation Needed When Applying a Light-Curable Material?

"How should a substrate be prepared or treated prior to applying a light-curable material?"

Cleaning substrates prior to the application of a light-curable material is almost always a best practice. Removing contaminants allows for the best wetting of...

Effects of UV Curing Energy on Unprotected Areas of a PCB

"Will exposing areas of a PCB board that are not covered by an adhesive or conformal coating to UV curing energy damage the board in anyway?"

Any frequency of energy that gets impinged onto a substrate has two options: it can get reflected, in which...

Bond Strength Issues When Bonding PVC to ABS

"We have recently taken on some medical tubing device-assembly work from another company but the information supplied seems to be missing some crucial points. We are having bond-strength issues when fixing a flexible PVC tube into the female port of an...

UV Adhesive for Polyolefin

"I'm looking for a UV-curable adhesive to bond polyolefin surfaces (cyclic olefin polymer), 100 cm2 max size. The surfaces could be pre-treated (primer, plasma). What adhesive/primer do you recommend?"

Bonding to COC is very difficult due to its low...

UV-Curable, Biodegradable Medical-Grade Adhesives

"Is there a UV-curable, medical-grade (safe to use in the body) biodegradable adhesive of any kind on the market right now? If not, would it be possible to formulate the adhesive?"

Dymax does not presently pursue implantable applications for our...

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