New UV-curable, liquid plastic welder Bondic

Published 10 December 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: prototype, prototyping, model making, sugru, repairable products, bondic

We’ve been enamoured by Sugru for some time now, but when it comes to needing a more discreet direct fix we think we might have found it - Bondic.

This plastic welder remains fluid until exposed to UV light (in the form of the handy LED torch that comes with each packet) where it sets into solid plastic in four seconds.

It can be used in the same scenarios as super glue, but also repair objects where plastic needs to be refilled in a scratch, is water and heat resistant, and can even be used for manually building objects - like 3D printing with resins, but without the machine.

This last point makes it a versatile tool - useful for creating eye hooks or small custom items that can not only set in seconds to be used, but can also be successfully cast in metal should the need arise.

Other than that, we expect it to become a standard tool in ever model maker and prototyper’s arsenal!

Comments:

I use it a lot, and it's very useful. It's so great that I ported UV curable adhesives (not so different from this "DIY version") on industrial applications I'm working on. This is not as strong as superglue for my experience, but it works!

Posted by MarcoAlici on 11 December 2014 at 07:00 PM

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