When it comes to tactics or strategies, the phrase “Steal with Pride” seems to conjure thoughts of open-mindedness and efficiency. When it comes to innovative solutions, gadgets or tools, it can be a bit disheartening.
That’s why the story behind Bondic – the world’s first liquid plastic welding tool, is a fun one to tell.
The story begins with Dr. Thomas Offermann, a German dentist. A patient borrowed some materials and a UV light he used for tooth repair as a way to attach wires to a microchip. This sparked Offermann’s development of Bondic.
Bondic uses a unique, honey-like liquid polymer as a sort of adhesive. A specially developed liquid prevents the polymer molecules from joining to form a hard plastic until it’s exposed to UV light.
Other than teeth, ironically enough, the company states that Bondic can be used to bond to nearly any material. After about four seconds of direct UV exposure, the plastic becomes rock hard, but can still be sanded, finished or strengthened with additional layers.
Bondic was first introduced about 3 years ago, but to help stand out from amongst a number of what the company refers to as-seen-on-TV knockoffs, and instead of spending the time and expense associated with litigation against copy-cats, the company focused their resources on developing the next generation BondicEvo.
This specially-designed handheld application tool features a built-in light next to the formula dispenser for simplified use, a quick-release cartridge system for refills, and a more ergonomic grip.
After the untimely passing of Dr. Offermann, his partner in Canada turned to Kickstarter to help raise funds for production and to get feedback on application tool and formula combinations, as well as pricing levels in defining the best way to position Bondic for retail.
The company has also created molds in positioning the BondicEvo as a pocket 3D printer of sorts, and a larger BondicPro has been created for larger, thicker projects.
As of press time, the company has raised over $70k, twice that of its original Kickstarter goal. A link to their page can be found below.