What’s the Weld You Want?
The very fact that you’re reading this piece means that it’s highly likely you’re aware of Hot Plate Welding. Good; you’re our kind of person.
But is Hot Plate Welding right for your project? Does it provide the very best solution to your problem?
There are multiple ways to bond two thermoplastic surfaces; Hot Plate Welding is one of them, along with Glue, Spin, and Sonic Welding to list a few.
Before you choose the process that’s right for you, you need to consider a range of factors, all of which could have an influence on your decision.
Materials…What’s the most appropriate and efficient process for the materials you need bonded?
Hot Plate Welding is certainly one of the most durable processes, but under certain circumstances other applications could provide similar results. MME group will work with your team to help understand the product requirements and testing, then come up with materials and make the appropriate recommendation for the application.
Scale…What volume of product will you need to produce to reach a viable price point?
This is where you need to find the sweet spot. Hot Plate Welding can often come at a higher price point for lower quantities, but may be the best option based on part geometry, part size, and material selection. MME engineers partner with customers to find the best solution to fit the project’s needs.
Testing…Do you need every part fully tested to prove functionality before delivery?
Quality in materials and process mitigates risk. MME can work with your team to determine the best testing methods and build testing equipment to your specific needs.
Environment…Are you aware of the environment in which the product will be used?
In environments of extreme temperatures or pressure, Hot Plate Welding passes every test. But if those factors aren’t in play, other bonding applications may suit the job well enough.
Process…Is the process you choose robust and repeatable?
Reliability and repeatability are two of the key benefits of Hot Plate Welding. When there is little room for error, Hot Plate Welding is top dog.
Choosing Hot Plate Welding isn’t simply selecting an application. The equipment itself must operate at a capacity to produce the results you expect.
We have two vertical machines capable of contact and non-contact welding, and depending on the size of the part being processed, they have a typical cycle time of somewhere between 20 and 40 seconds.
Batteries, fuel tanks, automobile lighting, washer bottles, medical devices…whatever particular assembly challenge your company is facing, we can offer a quick, effective Hot Plate Welding solution.
For further information or to organize a demonstration of MME’s Hot Plate Welding capabilities, contact Tim Reberg, Sr. Mfg. Engineering Mgr, firstname.lastname@example.org