Compare fixing and joining methods

New, more efficient solutions are constantly created through the use of adhesive tape. Afera has developed a free selection tool for fixing and joining methods that offers users such as design and mechanical engineers and salespeople the following benefits:


  • Direct detailed comparison of fixing and joining methods based on 25 performance-related criteria
  • Evaluation of fixing and joining method capabilities, indicating the top performers
  • Results displayed in easy-to-read graphs.

The selection tool includes data of 19 joining methods judged on joint features and production-related aspects. In addition to adhesive bonding, traditional joining methods include mechanical bonding, brazing/soldering, and welding.

The tool has been successfully used by a number of Afera member companies as part of the selection criteria when working with their end-user customers during the component design process. Recommending the correct material and shape is critical in ensuring the agreed product is specified.

CAD - Afera
Supplied by Parafix


Download the selection tool here.
Download the market study on joining methods in consumer electronics here.

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