552,801 active members*
2,110 visitors online*
Register for free
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    Adhesive to bond 6061?

    I came accross a cheap sheet of 6061 20mm. Building a piece of equipment I am going to bond two pieces together at approx 500mm x 300mm to get a final piece after machining flat say 38mm. It will be bolted and also I want to glue for extra rigidity. I spoke to a Sika rep who said (after reading their site otherwise) that it was impossible.

    So this component will be subject to loads and vibration.

    Anyone know or recommend a glue? B

    Sent from my SM-S908E using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Re: Adhesive to bond 6061?

    Hysol EPK1C. Be certain that your parts are surgically clean before using. Do not apply excess pressure if bolting the assembly together wet.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2018

    Re: Adhesive to bond 6061?

    Hi Boydage - There are many epoxy and PU systems that will bond aluminium as you want. If you use a liquid epoxy I recommend you use a 25g glass tissue between the sheets. This will control your bondline and ensure you have no zero thickness bondline spots. 25g tissue is 0.2mm thick. Its important to follow the suppliers instructions. Epoxy does not like surface moisture so a flame prep or at least a hot gun over the surface before you apply the epoxy is good to remove the surface moisture.

    Loctite also supply anaerobic adhesives for metal to metal adhesive. They may be the go in this case, speak to your local loctite supplier. Peter

Similar Threads

  1. Aluminum heatsink bond
    By screenzzzz in forum General MetalWork Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-05-2016, 12:01 PM
  2. 0 bond ( Multicam 3000)
    By jpfcosta in forum General CNC (Mill / Lathe) Control Software (NC)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-10-2013, 01:55 AM
  3. Best Adhesive for Gluing model kit parts to 6061 Aluminum
    By Dragnink in forum General MetalWork Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-25-2009, 07:36 AM
  4. Bond Pin to shaft
    By Karl_T in forum General MetalWork Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-02-2005, 06:18 PM
  5. Bond nuetral to ground?
    By Karl_T in forum General CNC Machine Related Electronics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-27-2005, 07:12 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts