Adhesives

Manufacturers increasingly rely on adhesives to assemble a variety of products, such as cars, computers, furniture, and toys. An adhesive is a substance used to join two or more materials. Adhesive bonding is the process of placing an adhesive between two surfaces, or substrates, and allowing it to harden, or cure. Structural adhesives are most commonly used in adhesive bonding, since they can easily withstand heavy loads. Epoxies, anaerobics, acrylics, silicones, urethanes, and cyanoacrylates are commonly used structural adhesives.


These classes explain the fundamental concepts of adhesive bonding as they apply to product assembly. The class content first addresses adhesive properties, basic concepts of the adhesive bonding process, and types of adhesives. Intermediate-level classes explain surface preparation methods as well as basic steps for applying an adhesive to a surface.


Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
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Classes 1 to 6 of 6
Intro to Adhesive Bonding 110

This class describes adhesive bonding, adhesive classification, and the various factors that lead to a successful adhesive bond.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Adhesives
Basics of the Bonding Process 120

This class describes the basics of the adhesive bonding process, as well as the various solidification methods of adhesives.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Adhesives
Intro to Adhesive Properties 130

This class describes the mechanical and nonmechanical properties of adhesives and addresses how they impact adhesive bonding.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Adhesives
Types of Adhesives 140

This class describes the characteristics, pros and cons, and applications of types of synthetic adhesives.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Beginner 1.0 Adhesives
Surface Preparation 210

This class discusses surface factors that affect adhesion, the nature of the different types of surfaces used in adhesive bonding, and the methods of selecting and preparing a surface for adhesive bonding.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Intermediate 1.0 Adhesives
Steps for Adhesive Application 220

This class discusses each step involved in the adhesive application process, as well as basic dispensing methods and methods of testing the effectiveness of the application process on the assembly line.

Assembly / Final Stage Processes Online Intermediate 1.0 Adhesives
FormatFunctional AreaDepartment IDDepartmentClass IDClass NameDescriptionDifficultyVersionLanguageRelated Classes
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes670Adhesives670110 Intro to Adhesive Bonding 110 This class describes adhesive bonding, adhesive classification, and the various factors that lead to a successful adhesive bond.Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes670Adhesives670120 Basics of the Bonding Process 120 This class describes the basics of the adhesive bonding process, as well as the various solidification methods of adhesives.Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes670Adhesives670130 Intro to Adhesive Properties 130 This class describes the mechanical and nonmechanical properties of adhesives and addresses how they impact adhesive bonding.Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes670Adhesives670140 Types of Adhesives 140 This class describes the characteristics, pros and cons, and applications of types of synthetic adhesives.Beginner1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes670Adhesives670210 Surface Preparation 210 This class discusses surface factors that affect adhesion, the nature of the different types of surfaces used in adhesive bonding, and the methods of selecting and preparing a surface for adhesive bonding.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineAssembly / Final Stage Processes670Adhesives670220 Steps for Adhesive Application 220 This class discusses each step involved in the adhesive application process, as well as basic dispensing methods and methods of testing the effectiveness of the application process on the assembly line.Intermediate1.0English