Hi, need to submit a 500 words essay on the topic Project Module 2: INSIGHTS GROUP.
Project Module 2: INSIGHTS GROUP
The permanency nature of adhesives tends to make repair and adjustments in vehicles very difficult as they are strong and difficult to undo. (5) Its use lacks the required skills and expertise since most engineers are not trained to use adhesives hence they prefer bolts to adhesives. And (6) difficulties in measuring the tightness and firmness of the use of adhesives in binding materials unlike in the use of bolts and nuts (Hagerty & Ramsey 3). Nevertheless, automakers are looking for ways to overcome the above challenges by training engineer with special specialties on using adhesives and deriving ways to improve the ability of adhesives to withstand high pressures of more than 6500 pounds of force per square inch and endure high temperatures.
Ford influenced the sharing of technology with suppliers by prompting Alcoa Inc. to share its pretreatment technology in exchange for loyalties. As a result, this made aluminum more compatible with adhesives thereby increasing on its use in terms of quantity and improvement in performance. Additionally, this fostered the aluminum market by increasing its shares since aluminum does not easily weld to steal but can be easily glued to it. For this reason and in accordance with John Hill who is a Ford researcher for adhesives, the use of adhesives in the automotive industry increased significantly whereby structural adhesives global market will increase from $1.5 billion to $2 billion.