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Bonding and Assembly eLearning Academy

Learn more about how adhesives work and how you can help them work better.

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The Science of Adhesion

  • Welcome to our eLearning Academy. Here, you’ll find courses that will expand your knowledge of bonding solutions: how they work, what might go wrong and products to consider for various applications.

    On one level, adhesion is simple – everyone has taped or glued things together. But understanding why adhesives stick, choosing the right adhesives and making them work better for your process is a more complicated story involving science, engineering and design.

    The education series below are designed to provide much more than a definition of adhesive science, but rather a better understanding of the science of adhesion. Whether you want to review everything in order or just pick and choose the topics you need, we hope you’ll find this material to be useful and informative.

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Featured Courses

Click on one of the featured courses below to get started. You can also explore other courses in the Bonding and Assembly eLearning Academy by registering and logging in above.

  • Introduction to Adhesion

    This education module will help learners identify the benefits of adhesives compared to welding and mechanical fasteners, understand the importance of surface energy in adhesive selection, recognize when and how redesigning joints for different stresses can improve performance and more.

  • Introduction to Structural Adhesives

    This education module will help learners identify several markets where structural adhesives are used, list the main considerations for choosing a structural adhesive, understand the curing process for various types of adhesives and more.


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Fundamentals of Adhesion

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Surface Science

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Adhesive Joint Design

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Adhesive Chemistry

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