Description

A hands-on guide to choosing and using old and new technologies for joining plastics and elastomers. Includes detailed discussions of over 25 techniques used to join plastics to themselves and to other materials. Advantages and disadvantages of each technique along with detailed discussions of applications are presented. A second section is organized by material and provides details of using different processes with over 50 generic families of plastics and how different techniques and operating parameters affect weld strength and other criteria. This book is an excellent reference and an invaluable resource for novice and expert alike in determining the best joining technique for their application and providing guidance in how to design and prepare for production.

Readership

Engineers, researchers and technicians in the plastics industry.

Table of Contents

Introduction How To Use This Book Plastics Joining Processes Heated Tool Welding - Chapter 1 Hot Gas Welding - Chapter 2 Vibration Welding - Chapter 3 Spin Welding - Chapter 4 Ultrasonic Welding - Chapter 5 Induction Welding - Chapter 6 Radio Frequency Welding - Chapter 7 Microwave Welding - Chapter 8 Resistance Welding - Chapter 9 Extrusion Welding - Chapter 10 Electrofusion Welding - Chapter 11 Infrared Welding - Chapter 12 Laser Welding - Chapter 13 Mechanical Fastening - Chapter 14 Chemical Bonding - Adhesive and Solvent Bonding - Chapter 15 Thermoplastics Acetal Resin - Chapter 16 Acetal Copolymer - Chapter 17 Acrylic Resin - Chapter 18 Cellulose Propionate - Chapter 19 Fluoropolymer - Chapter 20 Ethylene-Tetrafluoroethylene Copolymer (ETFE) - Chapter 21 Fluorinated Ethylene-Propylene Copolymer (FEP) - Chapter 22 Perfluoroalkoxy Resin (PFA) - Chapter 23 Polytetrafluoroethylene (TFE) - Chapter 24 Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) - Chapter 25 Ionomer - Chapter 26 Nylon - Chapter 27 Amorphous Nylon - Chapter 28 Nylon 12 - Chapter 29 Nylon 6 - Chapter 30 Nylon 612 - Chapter 31 Nylon 66 - Chapter 32 Polyarylamide - Chapter 33 Polyphthalamide (PPA) - Chapter 34 Polycarbonate (PC) - Chapter 35 Thermoplastic Polyester - Chapter 36 Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) - Chapter 37 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) - Chapter 38 Polycyclohexylenedimethylene Ethylen

Details

No. of pages:
588
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1997
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
eBook ISBN:
9780815517665
Print ISBN:
9781884207174

About the author

PDL Staff

Affiliations and Expertise

William Andrew, Plastics Design Library

Reviews

"à Every product designer should own this book." - Mark Rosen, Corex Design Group, Inc.