Bondic - Not A Glue

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  1. Dryson

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    This new bonding system isn't a glue, its plastic that uses UV light to cure the material.

    Here are a few videos.

    https://notaglue.com/pages/show-me-how

    Bonic when used in space exploration, such as building structures could help reduce the material cost of building structures. Since there is less gravity in space pulling on the molecular structure of the metal material, less metal could be used that would be replaced by a Bondic layer.

    Since metals have tiny pores that can be seen with a special microscope, the Bondic layer would fill in the pores when the aluminum has a Bondic layer applied. While the tubing is being rolled across a film of Bondic, UV light is applied to cure the Bondic to the aluminum.

    When two layers of metal alloy are placed against each, the pores in the surface of each sheet of metal decrease the overall structural strength of the two sheets of metal, thus creating material fatigue where fractures occur. Machining the surfaces to a fine finish to reduce porosity takes a lot of money.

    But when a Bondic Layer is placed between both sheets and then cured, a third layer, the Bondic layer increases the structural integrity of the surfaces of the two steel sheets being fastened together. The only problem is that the two metals being joined would need to have a transparent section in order to use the UV light on.

    Instead of hauling tons of components to the Moon that takes up a lot of space, Bondic could instead be taken instead.


    Instead of carrying 100 beams used to create structural support, five beam molds would be carried along with Bondic that would take up less space in the cargo bay. Once on the Moon the transparent beam mold would be filled with Bondic. The circular UV welder is then moved up the beam mold curing the Bondic into a structural support beam. The difficult part is creating a mold than could be used over and over again and would not bond to the beam being created. But with a little development Bondic would work. Instead of transporting 25 curved structural beams to the Moon that would be used for the 'roof' of a facility, Two or three curved structural beams plus a whole lot of Bondic could be taken instead. With Bondic molds already on the Moon the only material that would need to be transported to the Moon would Bondic. To use a Bondic structure outside of the facility would be easy. Simply mix the UV blocking paint with the Bondic being molding the structural support then apply a second layer of material wrapping to further block the UV light.

    If structural metals are still preferred, then Bondic would be used to reduce the overall weight of the traditional metal by applying several layers of Bondic to the outside of the traditional metal beam. The structural beam would still retain the weight bearing loads necessary to support a roof or ceiling made of entirely of Bondic panels and beams.


    The applications for fiber optics would also be greatly increased, that is if the Bondic structure can be developed to allow light and current to pass through the Bondic Fiber without melting. If Bondic can be used to create a computer processing core without melting, then layer upon layer of computer cores could be created


    How does Bondic look to be used to create windows?
     
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  2. XCV330

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    It reacts to UV light. Nonstarter in space. It'll be dust in days.
     
  3. Dryson

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    No, the Bondic material cures in the presence of a certain frequency of UV light.
     
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    What do you think that means?
     
  5. Dryson

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    I'd even go far as too say that rolls of Bondic could be placed over the frames of a Lunar structure and cured with the UV device. The UV resistant color would already be mixed in with the roll at the factor. Frames from the deck would come first of course.

    Lunar regolith could be used to make bricks out. Two halves of the outer shell of each brick is made from Bondic. The two halves are fused together leaving a plug hole on the top. Regolith is then funneled into the brick and vacuum sealed. The bricks are then placed around the deck with the bottom layer being fused to the deck and the first layer using another layer of tube Bondic. As each layer goes up, Bondic stripping is placed between the seams fusing the two bricks to each other as well as to the layer below it. Structural supports, hollow aluminum tubing wrapped with Bondic would then fuse the walls and decking together. The dome be made of hollow aluminum tubing wrapped with Bondic where Bondic panels would then be fused to each tube. Once the dome has been raised and fused to the wall and supports a final layer of Bondic would be fused to the entire interior to seal up any potential leaks.

    The outside facing the sun would be covered in UV reflective material such as aluminum foil.

    But wouldn't it be easier to land a pre-made fab sent to the Moon atop Elon Musk's Starship 1?

    Yes it would be...but that is not the point...swoop.
     
  6. Dryson

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    I received my Bondic kit in the mail today. The first thing that I fixed, rather built, was a new kick stand for my keyboard.
    The overall structure is very firm once cured. I put about five pounds of pressure on the area where I built the new kick stand and the kick stand did not crumple under the weight.

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    What was cool is that the Bondic remained in a liquid state until I shined the UV light on the Bondic gel curing it almost instantly.

    This type of material gel will definitely enhance the colonization of the Moon and the Mars.
     
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  8. Dryson

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    I conducted more research on Bondic. I applied a drop of Bondic gel to the back of my hand and used the UV light pen to cure the gel. Sure enough there was intense pain, like a burning sensation. I quickly removed the cured Bondic and the pain went away. The Bondic gel did adhere to my skin ever so slightly due to the gel being pulled down into the pores of my skin by gravity.

    Bondic has been shown to hold and not break under a 500 lb psi test. Since Bondic is not glue but a polymer and the application and curing process has been called plastic welding, the Bondic weld will withstand at least 500 lbs of applied pressure.

    I was a qualified welder about ten years ago. I went to school and learned several techniques, material and rod types, etc. Not able to weld any longer due to arthritis though. Bondic is basically the filler rod or consumable, also known as the welding wire. The surface that the Bondic is applied to is the ground. The UV light would be the current of electricity flowing between the molecules in the Bondic gel. Therefore the the UV frequency of the UV light wand interacts with the molecules of the liquid Bondic gel to fuse together. The amount of heat generated inside the glob of Bondic does transfer to the material that the Bondic is being welded too. The sudden and rapid flash point of the temperature inside of the Bondic glob does, for the most part, melt the very most top molecular layer of the plastic material being welded too. The top most molecular layer of the base material and the Bondic glob then fuse together. The reason that Bondic doesn't weld to skin is due to the skin not being plastic obviously, but rather the slight cohesion between the skin and the cured Bondic glob is due to the glob seeping into the pores of the skin.



    So we know that Bondic doesn't weld to skin. Therefore a biological surface, such as cattle or sheep skin could be used to line a mold with to cure the Bondic glob to the desired shape. But such a process would definitely bring the wrath of the Cow and Sheep lovers, so lets toss that idea out of the door. Leaves from trees that are fresh could be used but the save the tree people would try to put nails into the project.

    One lining material that could work, would be frozen ice water. Water can be frozen into any shape that we might need. L, I, O, H, T, X and V shaped structural frames are just a few. The process would work in the following manner.

    1. You have a cylindrical chamber that has an very UV reflective surface made of highly polished aluminum.
    2. Next you insert the hollow mold that has a very high surface finish. A higher surface finish on the mold will result in a frozen ice surface that is very smooth. Any number or letter, symbol or punctuation mark could be used as a mold. The orientation of how the mold is place in the cylinder is the crucial part. For example we want produce a series of rooms based on the letter G. The opening in the G is where the door would be, the curvature of the G would be the room wall and the bar, a privacy divider with another door added between the bar and curvature.
    We couldn't place the mold into the chamber along the y,-y coordinate with the letter G facing us because the mold would break the structure that we are trying to form when it is removed from the chamber. Therefore the mold would have to be placed in the chamber along the y,-y facing the opening of the chamber. See the image below.
    3. Super cooled water is then poured into the chamber around the mold. - https://www.coolscience.org/instant-freeze-water.html
    4. Hammers on the outside of the cylinder, matching the curvature of the cylinder, and a hammer underneath the bottom of the cylinder pound on the cylinder causing the super cooled water to instantly freeze around the structural mold.
    5. Once the ice has hardened, the mold is pulled out of the super cooled block of ice water and made ready for the next casting.
    6. Bondic Gel is then poured into the Super Cooled ice mold.
    7. UV lights are then used to cure the Bondic into the shape of the Super Cooled ice mold.
    8. Because there is a heat transfer that take place inside of the Bondic Gel when UV light is applied to the gel, the heat that is generated would melt the layer closest to the ice and where the Bondic Gel comes in contact. Since Bondic cures instantly in the presence of a UV light source and the heat generated would melt the outer most layer of the Super Cooled ice mold, there wouldn't be any structure for the Bondic Gel to adhere too thus allowing the Bondic Form to be removed from the ice mold without to much damage to ice mold or the Bondic Form as well.
    9. The Bondic Mold is then returned to the Super Cooled Ice mold.
    10. Super Cooled water is added to the chamber via piping inside of the frozen Super Cooled water to replace water that might have been lost.
    11. The hammers strike the outside and bottom of the cylinder causing the newly Super Cooled Water that was recently added to instantly freeze thus ensuring correct Bondic Mold shape during the curing process.
     
  9. Dryson

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    I was correct, an ice cube can be used to cure Bondic without Bondic adhering to the ice cube. Once cured, the Bondic slipped away from the ice cube rather easily. Therefore, ice molds can be used to create Bondic forms.

    I have two videos showing and proving the process.

    You Tube isn't being very fast so I took a few screenshots from the videos. I will post the videos tomorrow.

    1. The first result of curing Bondic on an ice cube.
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    2. Bondic glob in the middle of the ice cube.

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    3. Curing the Bondic glob.

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    4. Voila, a Bondic Dot cured on the top of an ice cube.

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    5. Cavity left behind in the ice by the Bondic Dot that came right off of the ice cube with no effort at.

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    6. Bondic Dot cured with air contamination that reduces the structural integrity of the Bondic structure. I'm certain chemists can develop of method of getting rid of the air contamination entirely.

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    7. Bondic Dot on the left and Bondic Film on the right, both cured on top of an ice cube

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  10. publiusr

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    Now what I want to see are small hobby nanorobots that can not only put models together, but drill holes in tabs and fill them and empty spaces with this stuff to make the model essentially one piece of plastic.
     
  11. Dryson

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    Why would you want to see a nanorobot drill holes in tabs and then fill them with Bondic?

    Although very expensive to manufacture, ALON, could be inserted as a core with Bondic then cured around the rod. Once cured, the Bondic would be wrapped with thermal insulation to maintain the cured Bondic at normal operating temperature while keeping damaging UV radiation and the colder temperatures of the environment from causing adverse effects to the structure of Bondic.

    I watched a video where a hobbyist used playdoh to create a mold for his vehicle parts that he cured Bondic in. The part formed perfectly when cured. The only problem is creating a fluid that separates the part from the mold that keeps the playdoh from sticking to the part.

    Using a playdoh mold could work in space on planets such as Mars. Lets' say that you wanted to build something simple, like a hammer or shovel. You would need half of the tool being cured on a steel roll. The tool is then rolled into a block of playdoh to form one half and then rolled into another block to form the other half. Both halves are then placed together and Bondic added into the mold through a pour in tube. The UV light is then used to cure the part.

    The only problem is making the Playdoh transparent.

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