Plastics Assembly

Comparing Methods for Plastics Assembly

Engineers have myriad options for joining plastic parts. Which is best for your application?

August 5, 2014
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There are quite a few options for welding plastic parts, including ultrasonics, laser, hot plate and radio frequency. Additionally, parts can be mechanically joined via fasteners, snap fits or adhesives. Each of these processes has certain advantages and disadvantages for production, and each requires vastly different part and joint designs.

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