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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 using multiple heat staking operations along the production line. Here’s what you need to know about heat staking and how it relates to some of the consumer products you encounter daily.

Heat Staking and Consumer Appliances

You will find plastic in almost every room of your home. Most of these items are manufactured using heat staking techniques, as it is an important part in forming molded plastic and joining it to other materials.

Everything from computers, flashcards, wearables, and mobile phones can be constructed at least partially out of thermal plastics. Heat staking is also used to create automobile parts such as tail lights.

Many of these products are manufactured more economically using the heat staking equipment available through Thermal Press International.

Consumer Appliances Made with Heat Staking

While heat staking is used to build many specialized products ranging from automotive components, medical equipment, and IT hardware, it also has many applications in consumer appliances and other diverse products. Look around your home and count the number of items made of molded plastic or plastic and other components.

Consumer appliances that are built with heat staking and thermal press technology include home audio equipment like speakers, cameras, wearables, smart clothing, and printing hardware like toner cartridges. Other common consumer appliances made with heat staking include kitchen gadgets, electric razors, tablets, entertainment products and smart phones.

When it comes to heat staking and thermal press applications, quality is integral to developing long lasting consumer products. For instance, poorly constructed cell phone cases are weak and break more easily. Low quality products result in consumer dissatisfaction and lead to negative reviews or a decrease in sales.

Partner with Thermal Press International

There are many uses for heat staking in the production of consumer appliances, and the viability of the final products all comes down to the quality of the thermal press machinery.

Are you ready to engineer with the best? Thermal Press International is the premier choice for manufacturers. Our equipment has been facilitating the manufacture of consumer appliances and much more for over 45 years. Maintaining robust customer relationships is one of our strong suits.

Contact Us or call (925) 454-9800 to speak with a Thermal Press engineer.  

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