Glue activated by magnetic fields

Scientists have developed a new type of glue activated by magnetic fields that could cause significant energy and cost savings for companies in the production industry.

While most glues need to apply heat, light, or moisture to cure or harden, this new glue goes through “magnetocuring.”  It is a process that combines commercial epoxy with magnetic particles that heat up as it comes in contact with energy.  This fastens the materials in place more quickly than conventional glue.  It also consumes less energy and space than other mixtures, making it more efficient and economical for use in production. 

The researchers mentioned the glue’s useful application on various products like electronics, plastics, wood, ceramics, and carbon fiber products, like bikes and helmets. 

The applications are indeed wide-ranging.  Can you think of other uses for this innovative glue?  Please comment below.  

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