Plastic Joining: Make or Break Factors

Plastic Joining: Make or Break Factors

“What technology should I use to join my application?” is one of the most common questions we get from customers looking to ensure the best performance and durability for their project. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. Several factors go into whether or not an application is compatible with different plastic welding technologies, and understanding them is key to making an informed decision.

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

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.

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.