An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), most commonly known as a drone is an aircraft without the physical presence of a human pilot on the aircraft. It is a component of an unmanned aircraft system; which includes the UAV, a flight controller and communication systems. While originally they were used for mostly military applications or for missions deemed too dangerous for humans, their use is speedily increasing in a variety of scientific, commercial, agricultural, recreational and other applications. Given below is a list of some distinguishing uses for an unmanned aerial vehicle:
- Meteorological research and studies
- Crop performance monitoring
- Conservation of wildlife
- Land surveyance
- Photography and filmmaking
- Search and rescue mission
- Pipeline inspection
- Military and defense
Designing an unmanned aerial vehicle comes with its own set of challenges with respect to selection of materials. Over the life of a UAV, it experiences exposure to extreme temperature fluctuations, mechanical shocks and forces, humidity, dust and icing. Additionally, optimizing the UAV to minimize weight, size and power consumption is extremely critical.
Kohesi Bond’s adhesives, sealants, coatings, potting and encapsulation compounds empower drone manufacturing companies to design highly efficient vehicles with optimal fuel-to-weight and strength-to-weight ratios; enhancing payload capacity for long range missions. Our high performance structural adhesives endure a wide range of operational environments, provide superior strength and offer exceptional reliability. Kohesi Bond also offers electronic and optical grade systems that play an imperative role in manufacturing various electronic chips and RF control systems, opto-electronic devices and optical and thermal imaging equipment. Moreover, Kohesi Bond offers tailor-made solutions to meet your specific end use.
KB 1040-2 is a low viscosity, optically clear epoxy system that cures readily at room temperature. In addition, it is capable of passing NASA standards for low outgassing (ASTM E-595). Also, it offers excellent resistance to a variety of acids, bases, oils, fuels and water.
TUF 1621 AOHT
Kohesi Bond TUF 1621 AOHT is a two component, room temperature curing epoxy system suitable for bonding and sealing. It is capable of passing NASA standards for low outgassing (ASTM E-595) and has a convenient 1:1 (Part A: Part B) mix ratio by weight or volume. This unique epoxy system offers remarkable toughness and superior peel strength.