The Thermal Press Difference

Thermal Press is a leader in the plastic assembly industry. In fact, we defined the industry over 40 years ago as the originator of heat staking and heat sealing machines. Our team is constantly iterating and improving our plastic assembly systems and we continue to set industry standards. We provide peace of mind for our customers (nobody was fired when they used our machines). If you can dream it, you can make it with our machines!

Streamline your manufacturing techniques with our premium thermal press systems. We take pride in our..

New Developments in IoT-Connected Medical Devices and Plastic Assembly – 2023

The fourth industrial revolution holds considerable promise for the internet of medical things (IoMT) and the plastic assembly industry. Currently, the internet of medical things deals with infection tracking, automation of manual processes, and leveraging healthcare data to meet improved patient outcomes.

In 2023, medical device manufacturers will begin leveraging analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud, automation, and big data to drive parts manufacturing. These emerging trends are improving the affordability and efficiency of manufacturing lines, helping operators meet the high demand for medical devices.

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Plastic Welding’s Role with Thermal Assembly

Plastic welding allows you to produce a molecular bond between thermoplastic materials. It delivers first-rate strength, and the finished weld is durable, so you won’t need repairs or replacement for a long time.

Plastic welding provides a manufacturer with assembly options for their applications and devices.  At Thermal Press International, we can consult with you on your final assembly to determine the best process, whether plastic welding, thermal press assembly or other technologies.

Our plastic assembly services include:

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How to Optimize Your Plastic Parts Assembly

At Thermal Press, we often advise customers on how to optimize their plastic parts assembly and manufacturing process. If you are joining plastic parts to form a single assembly, you need to understand the factors that can influence the quality of the bond and possibly lead to product liability issues.

If you want to produce high-quality assemblies for plastic parts, you’ve come to the right place. Thermal Press has the experience and equipment to help you succeed in optimizing your entire plastic parts assembly process for any kind of application...

Select the Right Plastic Assembly Method for Your Products

When designing plastic parts, choosing the right assembly method is critical to ensure product quality. Even if you are reevaluating an existing design, we can help you select the right plastic assembly method for your products. While the best method will depend on your application requirements, there are a variety of techniques available with different performance characteristics.

Let’s look at some of the most effective plastic assembly methods for joining operations.

Modern Assembly Methods for Joining Operations of Plastic Products

With the rapid development of new prototypes and changes to how consumers view healthcare, the medical device market is growing fast. According to the latest market research, the industry will grow annually by 6.3% from 2021 to 2027, reaching a global market value of $625.3 billion. Below, we look at some of the medical device trends for 2022 driving this growth.

5 Medical Device Trends for 2022

New technologies and medical capabilities, including drug discovery and research are driving most of the growth in..

Flexible Plastic Assembly Systems

Flexible Plastic Assembly Systems

Ensuring the integrity of your plastic assemblies starts with a flexible platform from Thermal Press International. We provide high-quality heat staking and sealing equipment for manufacturers that need flexible plastic assembly systems for films, filters, ports in many applications.

Versatile and Flexible Plastic Assembly Systems for Manufacturers

Thermal Press has an extensive range of platforms and custom tooling options to accommodate any kind of plastic assembly application. With precise control during the press application and thermal delivery, our systems help you reduce product issues while..

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Manufacturing Tips for Quality Plastic Assemblies

Quality plastic assemblies often rely on press fits to hold parts in perfect alignment. These bonded interference fits used in assembly connections provide consistent performance in a multitude of applications. You can see some of the plastic assembly examples available from Thermal Press here.

Demand for press-fit assembly technology and heat-sealing equipment shows that manufacturers are looking to near-shore manufacturing, automate assembly processes, and maintain the integrity of each plastic assembly that leaves the line to reduce product liability.

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Port Sealing: An Effective Heat Sealing Solution

by Lance Crawford, Thermal Press International, Inc.

Heat sealing is the process of sealing one thermoplastic to another similar thermoplastic using heat and pressure. The direct contact method of heat sealing utilizes a constantly heated die or sealing bar to apply heat to a specific contact area or path to seal or weld the thermoplastics together. Heat sealing is used for many applications, including heat seal connectors, thermally activated adhesives and film or foil sealing.

Common applications for the heat sealing process

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New Developments in IoT-Connected Medical Devices and Plastic Assembly – 2023