Plastic Welding Processes
Plastic welding is the process of creating a molecular bond between two compatible thermoplastics. Welding offers superior strength, and reduces cycle times. There are three main steps to any weld: pressing, heating, and cooling. Plastic welding processes are primarily differentiated by their heating methods. The application of force and allowances for cooling are mechanical considerations which, may vary from machine to machine within the general process category. There are several methods of plastic welding.