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The BondicEvo is a new version of the Bondic liquid plastic welder, with a redesigned shape that puts the UV light above the applicator
The BondicEvo is a new version of the Bondic liquid plastic welder, with a redesigned shape that puts the UV light above the applicator
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The BondicEvo is a new version of the Bondic liquid plastic welder, with a redesigned shape that puts the UV light above the applicator
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The BondicEvo is a new version of the Bondic liquid plastic welder, with a redesigned shape that puts the UV light above the applicator
Kickstarter pledges for the BondicEvo start at CA$14 (US$11)  for the Early Adopter Starter Kit, while higher pledges include a carry tin
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Kickstarter pledges for the BondicEvo start at CA$14 (US$11)  for the Early Adopter Starter Kit, while higher pledges include a carry tin

Glue will do in a pinch, but it isn't always the most effective stuff for home repairs. A few years ago, we saw a tool called Bondic, which fixes things by applying a layer of liquid plastic that will only set hard when it's exposed to an included UV light. Now the company is back with BondicEvo, a new model that reportedly improves the "liquid plastic welder."

Anyone who's ever glued their fingers together, waited ages for it to dry or had to throw out a tube of already-dried-up glue will see the value in being able to control when an adhesive hardens. The idea of UV-activated adhesives isn't new, but it's mostly been relegated to industrial equipment or things like dental fillings. The original Bondic seems to have been the first to bring the technique to the average Joe's toolbox, but it definitely wasn't the last.

In the new Kickstarter video, the team admits that the BondicEvo was inspired in part by frustration at copycats and a wish to separate themselves from the pack again, while also taking the opportunity to improve on the original design.

Like its predecessor, the business end of the BondicEvo is a needle that applies a special mix of liquid plastic, which hardens in four seconds when exposed to UV light. The tool can be used to bond plastic, metal, glass or other materials, and once it's dry, it can apparently withstand temperatures between -40º and 150º C (-40º and 302º F). Since it's triggered by UV light, the company suggests not using the tool in direct sunlight. And it can work underwater if you're so inclined.

Kickstarter pledges for the BondicEvo start at CA$14 (US$11)  for the Early Adopter Starter Kit, while higher pledges include a carry tin
Kickstarter pledges for the BondicEvo start at CA$14 (US$11)  for the Early Adopter Starter Kit, while higher pledges include a carry tin

Rather than the wand shape of the original Bondic, which had the applicator at one end and the light at the other, the BondicEvo has more of a pistol form factor. Not only should this make the device easier to hold, but the UV light is now built in just above the needle, so it doesn't need to be flipped over every time. Batteries for the light and cartridges of the liquid should also now be easier to swap out.

The BondicEvo is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter. It's CA$45,000 (US$35,570) target has already been doubled as of writing, with 33 days remaining on the campaign.

Pledges start at CA$14 (US$11) for the Early Adopter Starter Kit, which includes the BondicEvo, a shaping tool, the UV LED, a tube of the formula, and a sticker. Higher pledges throw in a storage tin, more tubes of the liquid and other goodies. If all goes to plan, the company plans to start shipping the devices to backers in September.

Check out the BondicEvo in action in the campaign video below.

Source: Bondic

BondicEVO™ Liquid Plastic Welder

5 comments
ErstO
great, another kickstarter, I can't help myself, I need to back this, then I'll figure out if I have a need for this. I hate kickstarter, they are getting all my money :-(
The 1 TaiN
Make's a Great Liquid "Suture" for Binding Open Wounds together. The Substance used in "Bondic" is Biologically Friendly. I have Several in my Emergency "B.O.B." Bag...
Mike Vidal
Thanks for the tip on binding open wounds.
hpMex
I bought Bondic a year ago and it is a complete fraud, not resistant at all! I hope new product is better, anyways, the experience was so bad I wouldn´t buy it!
MerlinGuy
I love my Bondic for things it actually works on like fixing glasses. Other things where you need real bonding strength it just pulls away. More of a filler than a glue. Or if you need to build up something. Doesn't replace super or gorilla glue though.