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Broadest line of High-Volume, High-Precision Thermal Assembly Machines and Systems

The Originator of the Thermal Press since the 1976 and still at the forefront of high-volume, high-precision Thermal and Plastic Assembly, Technologies & Processes

Thermal assembly of plastics has never been easier or more reliable with quality machines from Thermal Press International, Inc. We are experts in the field of heat staking, thermal insertion and swaging equipment and solutions.about-us

TPI is the leader in thermal assembly of plastics technology, since our company built the first heat staking machine in 1976. For more than 30 years, we’ve provided an array of industries with heat staking, heat sealing, thermal insertion, Film/Filter/Port welding solutions that are economical, dependable and amazingly versatile.

We work with your team to help with the process development and engineering design support in conjunction with the complete turnkey system we supply to our customers.

At a time when much industrial equipment is quickly becoming obsolete, our machines feature tooling that is standardized and interchangeable. One unit can quickly be retooled for a different thermal press assembly application. This adaptability saves time and money and virtually eliminates the risk of a machine becoming outdated.

Thermal Press – products can also meet the demands of competitive industries. Our machines are ideally suited for thermal assembly of plastics production that is high volume and requires temperature, pressure and motion to be precisely controlled.

All of our equipment is designed, manufactured and built at our facility here in Livermore, CA, USA. All of our equipment is CE and has an industry leading 3 year warranty. Our equipment is designed and built to last for years with minimal maintenance requirements. We utilize only high-end and globally available components (SMC, Festo, Allen-Bradley, Keyence, Siemens, etc…).

We currently have representatives in the US, Canada, Mexico, China and Pacific Rim.

To learn more about thermal press assembly machines from TPI that are the core equipment of hundreds of businesses involved in thermal assembly of plastics, Contact Us today or call our engineers at 925-454-9800.

Further Reading and Published Articles:

Exhibitor Case Study: Thermal Press International, Inc.

Written by UBM Canon from interviews with Lance Crawford of Thermal Press International, Inc.

Published by UBMCanon.com/medical, Online Content, July 2015

Port Sealing: An Effective Heat Sealing Solution

Written by Lance Crawford of Thermal Press International, Inc.

Published by Plastic Decorating Magazine, January/February 2013 Edition (ISSN 1536-9870

The Heat Stake Advantage

Written by Gary Sullivan & Lance Crawford of Specialized Assembly Systems (Thermal Press International, Inc.)

Published by Plastic Decorating Magazine, January/February 2003 Edition (ISSN 1536-9870)

Connecting Flat Panels to Circuit Boards

Written by Dan Fritschen & Monte McGrew of Thermal Press International, Inc.

Published by Information Display, Oct. 93 (No Longer in Print. Current Article Updated 2013)