A Case Study on a Use of Anaerobic Adhesives in Machine Tool Assembly
Increasing attention is being paid to the study of assembly methods and in particular, to the development of methods of automatic assembly. Methods are required which are cheap, reliable and easy to use. Adhesives satisfy these requirements as well as offering a means of reducing costs when compared with conventional assembly methods.
This paper reports a case study on the use of anaerobic adhesives in the assembly of a machine tool spindle. The study was carried out to examine both the practicability of the use of anaerobic adhesives in such an application and the engineering characteristics of the resulting ‘adhesive’ spindle compared with a conventionally assembled spindle. Some of the engineering properties of the adhesive relating to the application have been examined.
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