Aremco's Crystalbondtm 590 is a thermoplastic adhesive that provides high thermal and mechanical stability, important requirements for machining operations that produce severe heat, vibration and peel stresses. The application of is accomplished by preheating a mounting plate to 300 °F, melting and spreading the adhesive in a uniform layer, then positioning the part and allowing the entire assembly to cool. After machining, the adhesive is dissolved in an ultrasonic bath using isopropyl alcohol or Aremco's proprietary 590-S Stripper. The product can be used for numerous mounting applications such as dicing dense advanced ceramics such as boron and silicon carbide; dicing semiconductors and single crystals; and lapping and polishing optical components. It is available in a bar form which is 5/8" x 1-1/4" x 7-1/2".