GRIP Metal™

GRIP Metal™ is fabricated from thin gauge sheet metal (Up top 18" in width currently, custom sheet sizes can be attained contact us for more details) that have passed through the patented GRIP Tooling process. This process extrudes hooks directly from the metal sheet surface.

GRIP Metal™ can be configured with hooks on a single side, with a machined, smooth back face or with GRIP hooks on both faces of the sheet. depending on application purpose.

GRIP hooks can be engineered in nano, micro, mini, standard and heavy duty configurations each with its own properties and specific application advantages. GRIP hook patterns also differ with each configuration coming in lifted, barb and over-bend patterns. Each pattern adds a different property to its application. Watch the video to gain more insight.

GRIP Metal™ provides the strongest mechanical bond with the use of the lightest and easily available core materials.

Why GRIP Metal™?

“The bonding problem (between diverse materials is) ... encountered in many disciplines, especially in medicine and dentistry,” says Buyukozturk, whose research has focused on infrastructure, where such problems are also of great importance. “The interface between a base material and epoxy, for example, really controls the properties. If the interface is weak, you lose the entire system.”

(Article references research paper by MIT professors of civil & environmental engineering Oral Buyukozturk & Markus Buehler)

Variation between two diverse materials has had a degrading effect on traditional adhesive bonds. GRIP Metal’s mechanical bond eliminates any breakdown caused by and of the variability between material bonding properties, including eliminating any breakdown caused by environmental effects such as moisture.

Variable Hook Geometry

Hooks are precisely formed to specification, available in a range of hook heights up to as much as 5 times the base material thickness. Curl, width, and height are variable, designed specifically for the required penetration and set within substrate materials. The design of the GRIP Metal™ hooks allows variance in the amount of inter-facial surface area for the cores to bond or adhere upon.

GRIP Metal's ability to bond instantly to any material makes it the most advanced MECHANICAL adhesive available today. Proven to have the highest shear strength ratings in the harshest environments. GRIP Metal's thousands of hooks outlast and outperform any adhesive in the market under any conditions such as EXTREME HEAT & COLD and CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENTS.

Hook Profile

GRIP Metal™ is a consistently formed series of hooks (or a metal surface modification) on thin gauge sheet metal. These hooks transform this simple sheet metal into an adhesive tape that can be pressure bonded or molded into a weaker core substrate.

The impregnated hooks create a depth to the shear line, where normally the adhesive bond and shear line would be at the mating surfaces, GRIP Metal™ transfers the shear line deep within the core forming an integrated composite that shares all the strength and mechanical properties of the base metal into the integrated composite. This means that GRIP Metal™ can attach and reinforce different materials creating stronger and lighter composites in a simple, cheap and fast manner. Enhance your composite materials with less weight, higher strength, and increased durability using GRIP Metal™.

The sandwich concept

The GRIP Metal™ sandwich concept increases structural performance while optimizing weight. A sandwich can be constructed in various methods as shown below, with GRIP Metal™ forming high strength outer skins, reinforcing the core or acting as a structural layer. GRIP Metal™ takes up the bending stresses and gives the structure a hard wearing surface, or an impact and stress resisting core, absorbing shear stresses and distributing them over the larger surface area.

The Sandwich Concept

The excellent strength-to-weight ratio of the sandwich concept can be used in a variety of ways - higher speeds, longer range, greater payload capacity or reduced power demand - all resulting in better operating economy.