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Choosing adhesives for multi-material assemblies

Area of expertise

Mechanical products and processes

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Choose the adhesive most fitted to your product


You want to:

• perform multi-material assemblies: integrate thermoplastic or thermosetting composites, glass, ceramic material, etc
• make productivity gains: reduction of assembling costs, simplification of machining tolerances, material reduction, etc
• provide your assemblies with additional functions: improve the integrity of your structures (no drilling or thermal damage), leak tightness, shock absorption, elimination of galvanic corrosion, etc
• impove the aesthetic of your parts

But you have to choose the product with the best cost-performance ratio within the framework of your application.


Cetim works along with you in all or part of the stages of your project:

• assistance in specification drafting, supplier consulting, choice of products
• dimensioning/optimising the geometry of bonded joints: design, material and weight reduction with digital simulation tools
• preparation of surfaces, application, determination of hardening time/temperature parameters and identification of other sensitive factors for your manufacturing process
• choice, dimensioning and installation of the equipment used
• technical-economical profitability sudy


• professional teams who master all best engineering practices from design to manufacturing process
• an independant specialist to help you evaluate your suppliers'performance
• testing means for implementation of adhesives and surfaces preparation (plasma torch, corona treatment, UV Lamp, sand spreader, etc.) to carry out quickly your feasability studies

Our other services

Tests and characterisation of bonded assemblies

Ensure reliability of your bonded assemblies

Failure of bolted, welded, riveted or adhesive bonded assemblies

Understand the origin of failure to put it right 


Our references

A new certified bonding process

( SMTC )

Bonding processes for cockpit-integrated displays

( Faurecia)

Choix et caractérisation des matériaux

Les matériaux sont un enjeu primordial dans la conception de vos produits:
Lesquels choisir, selon quels critères, métalliques, composites, élastomères?
Comment les assembler ? Quels procédés de fabrication? Quels traitements leur appliquer ?
Autant de questions auxquelles les experts du Cetim vous apportent des réponses pratiques et argumentées, en les complétant si vous le souhaitez de prestations d'aide à la conception pouvant vous faire gagner un temps précieux dans la mise sur le marché de vos produits.

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