Gluing is a conventional jointing method.
This technique can generally be used to join materials of
the same or different types. Gluing creates a joint based
on material bonding and in which force is transferred over
the entire area. This is particularly advantageous for ceramic
parts, since gluing does not generate particularly high stress
concentrations as may occur, for instance, with bolted connections.
Gluing, furthermore, generates very little thermal stress,
if any, and for that reason has no effect on the properties
of the materials involved in the joint. Glued joints are also
usually gas-tight and liquid-tight, and have good mechanical
A limited capacity to accept thermal stress is a significant
disadvantage of glued joints.