Machine Design

Adhesive app

The “Engineers Guide to Adhesives” is a free smartphone app for both iPhones and Androids from Permabond Engineering Adhesives, Somerset, N.J. Engineers can get advice on various topics, including:

  • Different types of adhesives and their pros and cons
  • Joint design — How to optimize strength and performance
  • Surface preparation for different metals, plastics, and other materials, as well as the compatibility of different adhesive chemistries with different substrates
  • Chemical compatibility of adhesives and temperature resistance of different adhesive technologies
  • A conversion tool to calculate length, weight, pressure, volume, and temperature
  • A glossary of technical terms
  • Yields to help calculate how much adhesive a job requires

To download the app, go to or type Permabond in your iPhone or Android application search menu.

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