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Author Topic: Gluing fiber optics  (Read 584 times)

Offline RADIATION_STORM

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Gluing fiber optics
« on: August 05, 2016, 04:38:22 pm »
 I  recall reading about someone asking  which glue to use for FO   inside their models and   i think this product will change alot of things  no fumes   no melting    4 second bond.
I am  sure people have seen it and thought about it  well   time is now  look it up  i am certain  it will help in many situations

Bondic Liquid Plastic Welder Starter Kit
 home page  and you can buy it almost anywhere now 
   http://www.bondicusa.com/products/bondic-the-worlds-first-liquid-plastic-welder-bond-build-fix-and-fill-almost-anything-in-seconds-your-hard-fix-for-sticky-situations-free-shipping

someone even did a post on Utube
« Last Edit: August 06, 2016, 11:21:36 am by RADIATION_STORM »

Offline Lestatdelc

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Re: Gluing fiber optics
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 07:50:05 pm »
Very interesting. Lazerbond seems to be a very similar product. But is less expensive and from what the YouTube reviews and videos show, dries harder and without a yellow tint like Bondic does. This may be an interesting product for use in casting clear parts instead of using clear resins or epoxies.

I see they have some at Target for $10, so I may pick some up this evening and experiment with it.

It may be a good solution for my acetate workbee micro builds and (as the original post of this thread suggests) attaching fiber optics.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 12:13:07 am by Lestatdelc »
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Re: Gluing fiber optics
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 09:38:53 pm »
That is pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Offline Quarky

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Re: Gluing fiber optics
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 02:07:25 pm »
I've actually tried a similar product on FO. When it is exposed to the UV light, it heats up and you can see very fine fumes. When I tried it on a 0.75mm FO, it simply melted it.

In other words, I wouldn't recommend this for gluing FO although I have been using it to clue down magnet wire, it's quicker and easier to use than epoxy and less messy than CA!

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Re: Gluing fiber optics
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 07:09:48 pm »
Plain white glue works, as does standard gorilla glue.  DO NOT!!! use any form of cyanoacrylate, as it will embrittle the fiber and crack it. 
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