2016 SPE Decorating and Assembly Top Con

May 16, 2016 | News | 0 comments

Join us in Franklin, TN at the SPE Plastics Decorating & Assembly Topical Conference on June 5-7. Extol’s own Bill Reed will be speaking about plastic staking methods. You won’t want to miss it. We will also have a booth at the conference so you can stop by and ask us any questions that you have.

Staking Showdown: Comparing the Process and Performance of Plastic Staking Methods

Bill Reed, Extol, Inc.

Plastic staking or ‘heat staking’ is a common joining method used to retain components to a thermoplastic substrate. Several different technologies are available today that accomplish this task. This presentation compares three of these plastic staking processes: ultrasonic staking, hot-air staking, and infrared staking (InfraStake). The strength of the stake, the repeatability of that strength, and the cost of the equipment is explored for each technology.