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InfraStake, The Premiere IR Plastic Staking Technology

INTERACTIVE WEBINAR:
MAR 20 at 11 AM ET

InfraStake is a clean staking process that uses focused infrared energy to heat and form a plastic boss. In this webinar, you’ll learn how InfraStake produces the tightest and strongest plastic assemblies.

Plastic Welding, Staking, and Assembly: Ask Me Anything Webinar

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APR 11 at 11 AM ET

Whether you’re just starting or a seasoned pro, this Ask Me Anything (AMA) webinar is for you. Bring your questions, and we’ll dive deep into all things plastics joining.

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How to Get Started with Laser Plastic Welding

How to Get Started with Laser Plastic Welding

Plastic part manufacturers increasingly turn to the power of laser plastic welding to assemble their parts. This cutting-edge technology offers several advantages, including fast, precise, clean welding that produces robust, airtight parts. It’s no wonder that many professionals are eager to learn how to use this technique. This guide is designed to provide you with all the tools you need to take your plastic welding skills to the next level and revolutionize your manufacturing process.

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Designing for Strength: What to Consider in Plastic Part Design

Designing for Strength: What to Consider in Plastic Part Design

One of the more difficult questions I get asked by our customers is how to optimize assemblies for strength. This is an incredibly complex question but an important one when it comes to product development. Simulations like Finite Element Analysis are always a helpful tool, but FEA only provides some of the information, not all of it. Here are some questions to begin with during the development process

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When to use hot-plate welding

When to use hot-plate welding

When considering the common plastics joining methods for assembling a new product, in the mix of options should be hot-plate welding. This low-force method of heating and bonding plastic parts has been around a long time. Contemporary machinery and tooling provide users with exceptional control and consistent weld results.

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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.

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Ultrasonic or Hot-Plate Welding? The Battle for Superiority in Medical Device Assembly

Ultrasonic or Hot-Plate Welding? The Battle for Superiority in Medical Device Assembly

Welcome to our exploration into plastic welding for life science applications. As we embark on this journey, imagine yourself as a master chef, adeptly balancing the strengths and potential weaknesses – such as leak rate – of ultrasonic welding (USW) and hot-plate welding (HPW), much like harmonizing flavors in a gourmet dish. Each method brings unique strengths and challenges to the table, contributing to the final product’s quality. So, let’s dive into this adventure where strength and leak rate take center stage in the intricate world of plastic welding for life science applications.

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How to design for plastic staking

How to design for plastic staking

Understanding the latest technologies and best practices is crucial for designers and engineers in the plastics industry. This article will overview plastic staking technologies, focusing on two cutting-edge methods: InfraStake and nanoSTAKE. You’ll learn about the similarities and differences between these methods and their respective advantages for different types of plastic applications. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to optimize your product design for plastic staking.

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