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

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.

3 spin welding design mistakes to avoid

3 spin welding design mistakes to avoid

Spin welding is a pretty straightforward process. You spin one plastic component against another and the friction between them causes the material in the weld joint to melt. Even with a welding process this simple, it’s easy to make design mistakes that will cause headaches later. Here are three common mistakes that you should always avoid.

4 spin welding tips to think about

4 spin welding tips to think about

Spin welding is a really good method for joining thermoplastics. It’s easy to understand, the tooling is simple, the strength results are impressive, and the process is really robust. Keeping those results consistent and managing weld flash control can be a challenge, however.