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Hello everyone, I build custom p

Hello everyone, I build custom p

Hello everyone, I build custom p

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Hello everyone,

I build custom platforms/bases for audio equipment. I am in the process of determining the best method to bond various materials in a layered configuration. My primary materials at this point are Panzerholz plywood, aluminum sheets, and slate panels. Any thoughts on proper adhesive would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Jim

RE: Hello everyone, I build custom p

You may need more than one adhesive to suit the different properties of the materials you are joining,
B.E.

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RE: Hello everyone, I build custom p

Many adhesives will work. For best results and longevity the surface treatment of the aluminum is important. Silicone RTV would probably work fine and it would be cost effective. Two-part epoxy would be the strongest. Protecting the wood from getting wet is important for durability. The wood should be sealed with a waterproof sealer, particularly at exposed edges. Epoxy will work well for that, as well.

You can laminate layers together using a vacuum bag.

RE: Hello everyone, I build custom p

You'll need to define the required strength, longevity and consequences of failure to make a truly informed decision.

RE: Hello everyone, I build custom p

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As this is just a platform for a mechanical device to be attached to, it will be at rest with no outside forces acting upon it other than the weight of the device. As the platform will have attached "feet" and will always be in a resting position, failure would not be foreseen. Longevity should be measured in 20-30 years.

Thank you,
Jim

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