IMA reduces manufacturing costs and outperforms most adhesives used for small part assembly and connection. Connect small parts of virtually any type of material, including metals, ceramics, glass, fibers, paper, elastomers, and plastics.
Advantages of IMA
The bond does not require special surface preparation and does not have the peeling or thermal degradation issues common with traditional adhesives
It performs well in harsh environments where only specialty adhesives and a small amount of injection molding resin can maintain its integrity
Part-to-part consistency maintains a tolerance of ±0.05 mm over long-term production runs
The process creates a strong mechanical lock that can withstand high loads (Zamak 3 zinc alloy is the most commonly used bonding material in IMA, with hardness up to 82 BHN, shear and tensile strengths of 31 and 41 kpsi, respectively)