Overview

Joining pieces and repairing parts are routine operations for all manufacturing
processes, including additive manufacturing. While there are many bonding options, the primary considerations when selecting a bonding method should be the strength of the bonded joint and compatibility with an FDM® material.

Common applications where bonding is applicable are:

• Joining sectioned parts (for details, see the Best Practice: Sectioning Oversized  
  Parts)
• Embedding inserts (for details, see the Best Practice: Embedding Hardware into
  FDM Parts)
• Repairing parts
• Joining assemblies
• Making composite structures

There are many methods, and even more materials, for bonding FDM parts. The processes for adhesive, solvent, and welding methods are covered in the options
section.

For more information, download the full best practices document here.

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