Thermal Press International is a Member of the Plastics Industry Association

TPI is proud to be a part of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS).

The Plastics Industry Association is the only organization that represents every segment of the plastics supply chain to make members more globally competitive.   Since 1937, PLASTICS has been providing education and advocacy to its members.

 

About Thermal Press International:

Thermal Press International manufactures precision heat staking machines, heat sealing machines, custom and automation systems, as well as custom tooling packages used in the medical, automotive, consumer products,..

Thermal Press to Attend The ASSEMBLY Show

October 24-26, 2017
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

The ASSEMBLY Show offers 3 days of educational sessions, hundreds of exhibiting companies, thousands of industry professionals including buyers and users of assembly equipment, products or services in manufacturing plants.

Come visit us @ Booth# 1512.

 

      

Plastic Assembly Process Options for Particulate-Free Results

Clean and reliable plastic bonding is critical to a broad range of industries. From automotive shops to medical supply manufacturers, plastic assembly tools are a common sight on many factory floors.

Being such an in-demand process among different industries, it stands to reason that there are many ways to bond plastic parts to one another. Some of the most popular options include:

  • Ultrasonic Welding
  • Spin Welding
  • Vibration Welding
  • Thermal Staking

There are no one size fits all solutions to plastic assembly. To identify..

Laser Welding vs. Heat Staking for Medical Part Assembly

In medical part assembly, manufacturers need to join thermoplastics in a consistent, reliable way that produces no flash or particulate during the process. In the world of plastic assembly, two of the best options for precision assembly are laser welding and heat staking.

  • Heat Staking uses heat and pressure to deform a protruding plastic stud to retain or clamp an assembly or components together. The application of heat and pressure ensures that the plastic liquefies and then hardens (melts and resets) in the exact..

Fast Tooling Changeovers Improve Heat Staking Productivity During Plastic Assembly Jobs

Productivity and efficiency are defining factors for the modern factory floor. With automation and data-centric digital manufacturing becoming increasingly commonplace, manufacturers are looking to eliminate downtime and boost quotas across the board.

When it comes to plastic assembly, manufacturers can choose from between a broad range of technologies that offer assembly solutions – infrared, thermal impulse, ultrasonic, hot plate, and laser plastic assembly machines are all frequent sights on factory floors.

While all of these assembly options generate value for certain applications, not all of them equally offer versatility during high-volume precision work. Lack of versatility can have a profound effect on..

The Heat Stake Advantage

Over the last 10 years, advancements in solid modeling technologies and subsequent changes in the injection molding industry have created the need for more complex and diverse assembly solutions. Due to the more complex and stringent requirements for strength, tightness, and aesthetic characteristics in the electronic, medical, and automotive component assembly, the need for a non-violent or degrading method for plastic assembly has increased. There are a multitude of technologies and companies that produce machines for plastic assembly. A few of these plastic assembly technologies include infrared, laser, hot air/cold upset, and thermal impulse, as well as the welding technologies..

Thermal Press – A Brief Overview

Thermal Press Assembly Processes & Solutions:

  • Applications for Thermal Press Assembly Equipment & Solutions
  • Thermal Press Machines, Solutions & Systems

Applications for Thermal Assembly:

Heat Staking Applications:

There are many applications for thermal assembly and the associated production equipment and systems required. We are going to outline some of the most common applications and processes, which comprise of the majority of Thermal Press Systems installed worldwide.

Heat Staking Applications for Telecom:

Heat staking is used in Telecommunication, Portable Electronics, and the Tablet market for attaching PCBs, GPS antennas, camera modules, internal components, ground planes and many other functions required in..

cell phone antenna before heat staking

Why Use Heat Staking for Plastic Assembly Projects?

While multiple industrial processes for high quality plastic assembly exist, heat staking continues to earn a significant amount of market share for the sectors. While the industrial products of yesteryear were attached using hardware fasteners, this practice has become obsolete once heat staking technology became the industry standard.

Heat Staking eliminates the need for extra hardware, which can become defective, break, or otherwise suffer from quality control issues. Additionally, hardware fasteners tend to be more expensive and labor intensive than heat staking plastic fastening options.

Plastic Assembly with Heat Staking – How Does It Work?

Heat staking technology is quite simple..

Heat staking Components

Optional Accessories for Plastic Assembly Tooling

Thermal Press technology offers a wide range of benefits when it comes to plastic assembly. Localized heat transfer makes it possible for delicate electronics to be built while allowing for extremely low placement tolerances.

Electronics manufacturers generally understand the advantages of thermal press technology, yet they aren't always up-to-speed on the latest time- and labor-efficient optional accessories available for plastic assembly machines. We make a wide variety of accessories for our clients.

Plastic Assembly Accessories Increase Manufacturing Productivity

If you need to produce high volumes of standardized electronics components in your manufacturing facility, high quality secondary accessories can cut costs..

Thermal Press Announces Facility Expansion

Thermal Plastic Assembly Equipment Manufacturing Company Announces Major Expansion in Livermore, CA Facility

Thermal Press International Expands Heat Staking and Heat Sealing Manufacturing Facility by 50%

For Immediate Release:

October 2016 (Livermore, CA)  Fast growing plastic assembly equipment manufacturer Thermal Press International (TPI) announces the expansion of the plant footprint from 8,000 square ft. to 12,000 square ft.

“We’re really jammed on space and had outgrown our current plant.  As we continue to grow, we needed the additional space to support the needs of increasing demand for our labor saving and high quality plastic assembly equipment” said Ian McLean, President..