Properties and Applications of Metal Bonding Adhesives

Master Bond formulates a wide range of one and two component adhesive systems for bonding metals. From aluminum to cast iron to stainless steel to titanium select Master Bond for your specific needs. They will speed productivity, reduce waste, save energy and enhance produce capabilities. Job proven for over 30 years, Master Bond products are employed in industries ranging from aerospace, optical and electronics to oil/chemical processing, medical and automotive.

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Available Form of Metal Bonding Adhesives

Master Bond range of adhesive bonding products for bonding metals are available as epoxies, silicones, polyurethanes, polysulfides, cyanocrylates and UV cures.

Features of Specific Grades of Metal Bonding Adhesives

Master Bond offers specific grades of adhesive bonding products for metal bonding.

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Cryogenically serviceable
  • Easily polished
  • Easily removed by water
  • Reworkable
  • Impact resistance
  • Screen printable
  • Spectral transmittance
  • Peel strength
  • Easily repairable
  • Electrically insulative
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Mechanical properties
  • Vibration resistance
  • Machinability
  • Dimensionally stability
  • Optical transmission
  • High temperature resistance
  • Index of refraction
  • Low coefficient of expansion
  • Low outgassing
  • Durability
  • Thermal cycling
  • Shock resistance
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Low shrinkage
  • Low stress
  • Shock resistance
  • Non-yellowing
  • Resistance to water
  • Low temperature/cryogenic

Master Bond Adhesive Products for Metal Bonding

The following table summarizes Master Bond's range of adhesive bonding products for metal bonding.




Two part room temperature cured adhesive. Service temperature range -100°F to 400°F. High peel & shear strength. 1:1 mix ratio. Resistant to shock, vibration and impact.


One part heat cured epoxy system. Heat resistant to 600°F. High compressive and tensile shear strength. Excellent toughness and resistance to thermal cycling, shock and vibration.


One part, clear no mix methyl cyanoacrylate. Bonds well to most metals. Fills gaps to .005” and withstands temperature from -60°F to 225°F.


Two part, fast setting (3-5 minutes in 10-20 gm masses), room temperature curable epoxy that resists temperatures up to 400°F.  Glass transition temperture over 125°C. NASA low outgassing approved.


High Reliability and Performance of Metal Bonding Adhesives

Master Bond's range of metal bonding systems is designed to offer superior quality and long-term durability. They have earned a well-deserved reputation for their performance upon exposure to hostile environmental conditions. Select from a wide range of systems conveniently packaged for ease of use. These compounds are available in different viscosities, cure times, chemical resistances, electrical properties, colors, etc. to best meet specific requirements. They are presently employed in applications ranging from design and production to repair, maintenance and field service.

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Typical Applications for Master Bond Metal Bonding Adhesives

Typical applications of Master Bond's range of adhesive bonding products for metal bonding include the following.

  • Appliance
  • Aerospace
  • Electronic
  • Medical Industry
  • Industrial


Master Bond manufactures metal bonding adhesives for items such as"

  • Digital cameras
  • Cellular phones
  • Electronic controllers
  • Printers
  • Antennas
  • Computers
  • Industrial ovens
  • Heavy duty washing machines
  • Timers
  • Speakers


Master Bond's metal bonding adhesives are used in the aerospace industry for:

  • Satellite repair & assembly
  • Nose cones
  • Solar arrays & panels
  • Motor windings
  • Frames & reinforcement
  • Honeycomb parts & bonding
  • Rotor blades
  • Braking systems
  • Engine nacelle
  • Audio systems

Metal Bonding Adhesive Solutions


Master Bond's metal bonding adhesives find application in the field of electronics in:

  • Robotics
  • Marine sonar
  • Test & measurement equipment
  • Heat sink attachment
  • Engine control modules
  • Telecommunication devices
  • Instruments
  • Power supplies
  • Mobile devices
  • Control systems

Medical Industry

The medical industry uses Master Bond's metal bonding adhesives for:

  • Medical knives and scalpels
  • Needle bonding
  • Filters
  • Lasers
  • Membrane switches
  • Guide wire assembly
  • Dialysis machines
  • Pumps & valves
  • X-ray & imaging equipment


Industrial applications for Master Bond's metal bonding adhesives include:

  • Ultra centrifuge rotors
  • Machinery base plates
  • Reciprocating machinery
  • Cryogenic freezers
  • Transformers
  • Motor assembly
  • Cooling water pumps
  • RIM (reaction injecting molding) machinery
  • Electric generators
  • Industrial pumps

Metal Bonding Adhesive Systems

Master Bond has developed a variety of new metal bonding adhesive systems. They include:

Supreme 46HT-2
Two component epoxy system offers superior toughness and high strength properties. Serviceable from -100° F to +500° F. Resists thermal cycling.

Supreme 10AOHT-LO
Single component, no mix epoxy system. High thermal conductivity and superior electrical insulation properties. Bonds resist thermal cycling, impact, vibration and shock. NASA low outgassing approved.

Room temperature curing, two component epoxy system. Rigid cures. Superior dimensional stability. Low viscosity and easy application. Resists up to 400°F. Meets NASA low outgassing specifications.

Low viscosity, room temperature curing epoxy compound. Serviceable at cryogenic temperatures. Withstands cryogenic shocks. NASA low outgassing approved. Optically clear.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Master Bond Inc.

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