Thermal Press International Announces New Plastic Assembly Equipment Family

Thermal Press with Advanced Motion Control

Thermal Press machines with fully integrated Servo Actuators and Load Cells deliver the highest accuracy for your assembly projects and processes using our new force process mode of operation.

This advanced process motion control method allows for the most precise servo motion using force monitoring capabilities for your most demanding assembly requirements. Thermal Press machines feature..

Possible Issues with Ultrasonic Plastic Welding in Assembly

The performance of plastic parts often depends on the staking method applied during the manufacturing process. Ultrasonic plastic welding is a popular option among manufacturers, but product designers and process engineers need to keep in mind there may be some issues with the technology.

With ultrasonic welding, the production cycles are fast, doesn’t need any additional consumables, and works well in a variety of different applications. When deciding to use ultrasonic technology for the welds and joints, you should consider possible issues that can arise during the design stages. The..

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5 Easy Design-for-Manufacturability Ideas

When you’re bringing new products to market, it’s essential to consider the entire production lifecycle before moving towards manufacturing. Keeping the manufacturing and assembly in mind when designing the product can save time and money during the production process. As the final price of the product can determine its viability, finding the optimal design for manufacturing (DFM) will aid in balancing the productive-efficiency curve.

DFMA – Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Finding lean manufacturing and assembly processes isn’t exactly simple. Once the functional design of..

Plastic Assembly Systems from Thermal Press

Using heat staking thermal presses for plastic assembly systems provides a flexible and efficient platform of tools. A good example of this was when Thermal Press assisted a medical device manufacturer to implement a complete hot staking solution for their plastic implants.

The basic process wasn’t particularly complex – it involved contact
deformation of base parts using thermal manipulation. However, the devices used
to create these types of assemblies need precise control features and exact
thermal delivery systems.

Using..

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Uses of Heat Sealing on Medical Devices

Between space and medicine, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more regulated industry. This makes sense as these industries contain many of the same dangers. In space, vacuum tight seals are important for survival.

In medical devices, having precisely measured seals can also mean life and death, so regulations are just as stringent. The many different applications of heat seals in the industry (such as ports & plates) require the highest standard of equipment manufacturing to deliver consistent, validated results.

Medical Applications..

Top 10 Plastic Technology Solutions Providers

Plastics are the most commonly used chemical compound  in human  life  and  have  become an  integral  part  of  our  day  to  day  life.  It has become a part of our world due to its versatility and cost-effectiveness.  The global reinforced plastics market is anticipated to reach $16 billion by the end of 2019. Though extensive research and new technologies have led to invent of newer and safer plastics, drawbacks and challenges of plastics have never been resolved and the world is beginning to witness its negative impacts today. Energy efficient ways of developing smarter plastics and research..

High-Quality Thermal Assembly Machines for Perfect Manufacturing

Globally, enterprises use plastic material in their products to achieve the desired weight, increased durability, and more importantly, reduced manufacturing cost. However, many of them still use traditional thermal assembly machines, which are time-consuming, costly, and inefficient. Worse, they need a quality checker on the assembly line to inspect the goods manually. California-based Thermal Press International not only designs and builds thermal assembly machines but also helps its clients conceptualize, design, and develop products. The company’s high- end machines with customized tooling packages cater to the needs of manufacturers who are looking for a just-in-time quality control..

How Does Heat Staking Work?

Heat staking is a method of joining two components of the
same or varied materials without the use of adhesives or fasteners. It’s a
relatively straightforward process using heat and force, and an integral part
of many production lines.

Here’s what you need to know about heat staking.

What Is Heat Staking and What Materials Is It Used On?

Heat staking is a versatile and economical process to join
materials by fitting..

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Heat Staking Examples in Consumer Appliances

While heat staking may sound like a strange term when
brought up in a social conversation, chances are you interact with products
that have undergone heat staking every day. Heat
staking
is a technique used in the production and manufacture of products
where components of various materials need joining together, which is quite
common in consumer appliances.

While heat staking is often utilized when joining two
plastic components, it is also viable for joining plastic to metal and many
consumer products are assembled..

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2019 Plastic Manufacturing Trends in Automotive Production

As the car manufacturing industry evolves,
plastics have repeatedly replaced metallic core components of every automobile,
allowing cars to be sleeker, lighter, and more efficient.

Plastic manufacturing for the automotive
industry however, has only scratched the surface. New incremental improvements
in molding, pressing, and plastics welding, to name a few, crop up each year. Also,
changing automobile designs have pushed plastics experts to find new ways to
mold, texturize, and bind these materials.

In 2019, these are some..