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|1. (WO2018136220) METHODS OF PREPARING 7XXX ALUMINUM ALLOYS FOR ADHESIVE BONDING, AND PRODUCTS RELATING TO THE SAME|
EPP, June M.
MARINELLI, James M.
|Title:||METHODS OF PREPARING 7XXX ALUMINUM ALLOYS FOR ADHESIVE BONDING, AND PRODUCTS RELATING TO THE SAME|
Methods of preparing 7xxx aluminum alloy products for adhesive bonding are disclosed. Generally, the methods include chemical and/or mechanically preparing a 7xxx aluminum alloy product to reduce the amount of magnesium oxides while maintaining any copper-containing intermetallic particles located proximal the surface of the 7xxx aluminum alloy product. After preparation, a functionalized layer may be produced thereon for adhesive bonding.