This book provides an exhaustive range of detailed, easy-access information required to initiate or improve an adhesive bonding operation in a modern industrial environment. Featuring recent developments and more than 400 photos, figures, and tables, this practical reference is the most comprehensive up-to-date book available. Designed for engineers and technicians confronting everyday problems of selections, surface preparation, applications, and curing, this book progresses from fundamental concepts to all types of adhesives, bonding techniques, and performance, durability, and testing of bonds, including such areas as acrylic and urethan adhesives, and water-based systems.
Gerald L. Schneberger is Driector of Continuing Education and Professional Services with GMI Engineering and Management Institute, Flint, Michigan, where he has been a member of the faculty for 16 years. Additionally, he is the founder of the Paint and Adhesives Services Company, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in training, process selection, and marketing services. Dr. Schneberger received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (1961, 1963 respectively) from West Virginia University. He has published widely in the areas of adhesives and paints and is a frequent guest lecturer on these subjects at various universities, conferences, and seminars. Dr. Schneberger is an active member of several scientific and professional societies, including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Metals, and American Society of Engineering Education, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and a Certified Manufacturing Engineer.