Thermal Press International, Inc. (TPI) has been the industry leader in thermal press machines, technologies and customized solutions used in the assembly of plastics for nearly 50 years! We are experts in the field of heat staking, head sealing, thermal insertion and swaging equipment used in many industries like medical device, electronics, automotive and many others. Our customers continue to utilize our many services and come back to us when new projects arise.
Streamline your manufacturing techniques with our premium thermal press systems. We take pride in our extensive product line..
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.
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:
At Thermal Press International, 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.
Thermal Press has the experience and equipment to help you succeed in optimizing your entire plastic parts assembly process for any kind of application. Let’s look at what you must consider when you want to create high-quality plastic part assemblies...
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..
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.
Versatile and Flexible Plastic Assembly Systems for Manufacturers
TPI 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 supporting any heat-sealing, staking, or thermal assembly..
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 to maintain the integrity of each plastic assembly that leaves the line to reduce product liability.
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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