Aesthetic Assembly – The Art to Attractive Bonding

After carefully molding a beautiful product, nothing is worse than seeing it destroyed during assembly. Every joining process is capable of causing marking, flash, particulate, damage to appendages, or other aesthetic defects. However, with proper part design and processing, a finished weld can be imperceptible or even a cosmetic asset. The art to attractive bonding… Continue Reading Aesthetic Assembly – The Art to Attractive Bonding

Myths and Tricks to Successful Thermal Heat Staking

It is a known fact that applying a specific amount of heat to plastic resin using a heated tool will change the characteristics and shape of it, but did you also know that fine tuning the temperature and dwell time it takes to heat that resin can lead to stronger and more cosmetically appealing welded… Continue Reading Myths and Tricks to Successful Thermal Heat Staking

Thermal Heat vs Ultrasonics

Thermal heat can provide solutions to many staking, swaging, inserting, and de-gating applications that ultrasonics cannot. Thermal heat should be considered when working with inserts or stakes that are of various diameters, and/or located on multiple planes and must be processed in a single cycle. Thermal heat is primarily used when limitations with ultrasonic horns… Continue Reading Thermal Heat vs Ultrasonics