Induction bonding in the automotive industry
Within the automotive industry, induction heating is the primary method of curing or pre-curing adhesives and sealants for closure components such as doors, hoods and trunks. Induction heating is also used to bond parts such as fenders and rear-view mirrors.
Every new car model includes an increasing number of bonded joints, making induction an even more important factor in maintaining high quality and production rates. Also, more and more modern materials are being introduced that require bonding. It’s therefore useful to know that induction heating can now be used to cure adhesives in composites-to-metal and carbon fiber-to carbon fiber joints.
EFD Induction collaborates continuously with automakers and adhesives and sealers suppliers to find new ways to develop the induction bonding process. The EFD Induction Bonding Lab in Detroit is the driving force in this cooperation. It is the only bonding lab in the induction industry and provides excellent simulations of real-world bonding.