The impression gained from Bondexpo in Stuttgart and K-2013 in Düsseldorf is that this year, trade fair visitors are noticeably well-prepared and targeted in their questioning.
The latest generations of sensors, control units, motors and sub-assemblies are required to be increasingly robust, yet at the same time, cheaper to produce. This conflict-of-interest is driving the use of new materials and production processes; To satisfy these requirements, manufacturers are gluing inside of screwing and using more affordable plastics instead of metals.
Surface pretreatment with plasma is the ideal tool for overcoming problems associated with glued joints. The Openair® plasma process can reproduce the characteristics of adhesion promoters through activation or coating.