Strength in Numbers: Overnight Composites - The Product Launch Company - USA has found a way to use nanotubes in plural component epoxies. We have developed a glue that is so strong that we are delaminating the 3D Print layers. Yes, it is the part now. Years back we developed a high speed valve gate molding line where we were injection molding Nanotube bullets for a defense company here in Colorado. The cycle times were incredibly fast when the nanotubes came into the compound. Nanotubes are much smaller than that of chopped fiber glass, or carbon fiber, so we theorized that you can get a lot of them in your compound by making a higher mesh resolution. This summer we started blending epoxies to help us with a large GE project. This month we are releasing our Nano Epoxy to the market.
Nanotubes in our epoxies are the secret sauce in our successful bonding system, while we bring tensile and torque data out in the months ahead on our findings, we want to say that vigorous mixing for 5 minutes with a paint mixing stick has been a process we promote for your ideal bond. The surfaces being bonded should also be prepped with 80 Grit paper, then wiped with alcohol.
What are Nanotubes? Well, think of them as a tube that was built by a spider using a hexagon shape to make it round. The tube is made from the atomic structure of carbon. If we had tone of those atomic microscopes we used at Intel, we could share some of what we believe is going on inside of our epoxy. If you are thinking about building your own nano structure, remember always blend them with your resin side of the plural component epoxy. Or you can just buy them on our site at www.overnightcomposites.com