There are a number of joining methods used in the industry nowadays. Adhesive bonding is one of them and it is still perceived by some as less effective than tightening or riveting. But, in fact, bonding is one of the most efficient and productive joining technologies. Thanks to the high demand for products that combine an increasing number of materials, as well as being lighter and cheaper to manufacture, adhesive bonding has become a major joining method. The Atlas Copco pocket guide on adhesive bonding gives comprehensive information about adhesive bonding and compares different joining methods.