Why is my plastic sticking during the staking process?

Why is my plastic sticking during the staking process?

This question has been posed to me by many customers. I hear statements like, “The machine works great for a long time, and then we suddenly get all of this sticking and stringing.” This issue is somewhat common in most types of staking technologies and varies in severity among different thermoplastic materials.

Hide those unsightly gaps

Hide those unsightly gaps

Staking stretchy cloth material can be challenging. In the initial design of this gap hider, the bosses were very tall and parallel to each other which created some difficult staking angles at either end of the bracket. Extol recommended…

Staking flexible LED circuits

Staking flexible LED circuits

This tricky application consisted of the LH and RH versions of both the Liftgate and Bodyside tail lamps, for total of (4) assemblies to be staked. Each assembly had (32) stake points to be staked simultaneously…