Corrosion-resistant and plentiful, aluminum has become more widely used in diverse fabrication industries from automobiles to marine vessels. Because it is lightweight, particularly in comparison to steel, aluminum has the potential to reduce the weight of vehicles by as much as 60%, resulting in significant fuel savings.
However, due to its thermal conductivity, aluminum is also subject to deformation during hot work. Additionally, the strength of the heat affected zone (HAZ) is compromised by as much as 50% during welding.
One way to avoid the problems associated with exposing aluminum elements to welding heat is to avoid welding heat altogether. The industrial strength adhesive Click Bond, designed by scientists and engineers, eliminates the need for welding without compromising the strength of fabrications.
Fastening strength approved by the FAA the ABS
While some skeptics still exist when it comes to innovative adhesive fasteners like Click Bond, the product has garnered the approval the Federal Aviation Administration and the American Bureau of Shipping. It has passed rigorous industry tests and proven to be strong enough to be used in the construction of airplanes, offshore environments, marine vessels, and even space-bound vessels.
No damage to aluminum structures via hot work
By eliminating the need for welding, an industrial adhesive allows parts to be joined without impairing the strength of aluminum alloys.
Lightweight components such as specially designed Click Bond Advanced Composite screws, bolts, and pins, mean that choosing these innovative fasteners will further reduce the weight burden placed on transportation vehicles.
Increased corrosion resistance
Created from a thermoplastic mix, Click Bond’s composite fasteners are capable of weathering highly corrosive environments such as offshore oil rigs and marine vessels far better than metal parts.
The elimination of rivet holes
In addition to eliminating hot work, Click Bond can also replace drilled rivets that compromise the structural integrity of vessels. Rivet holes along with crevices created during welding contribute to corrosion, but that’s not an issue with an industrial adhesive
To learn more about innovative industrial fastening products such as Click Bond, contact the fastener experts at Production Fastening Systems.