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

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.

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.

The Guide to Switch from Adhesive Bonding to Plastic Welding

The Guide to Switch from Adhesive Bonding to Plastic Welding

In manufacturing and product assembly, choosing the proper joining method is critical to ensure the end product’s strength, durability, and efficiency. Adhesive bonding is a popular method for assembling plastic parts. But as product demand increases, the need for faster and more cost-effective joining methods arises. Plastic welding is a popular alternative to adhesive bonding that produces more durable, reliable, and cost-effective assemblies.

The basics of hot plate welding plastic parts

The basics of hot plate welding plastic parts

Hot plate welding is a thermoplastic joining process that uses heat and pressure to form strong, reliable welds in parts. It’s an efficient and cost-effective method for manufacturing components from plastic materials such as PP, ABS, PC, TPE, and more. Hot plate welding offers numerous advantages over other plastic joining methods, such as stronger, particulate-free welds. This guide will cover the basics of hot plate welding, including its steps, benefits, and typical applications. We will also discuss tips for designing your parts for hot plate welding success and the equipment used in this process.