Mon, 22 January, 2024
We are holding a special online event dedicated to the ‘Welding of Thermoplastic Components’ on 24 April 2024.
Thermoplastics have found a variety of uses in a range of different industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, oil and gas, power and more.
Their appeal as a material comes from the various properties they provide, such as durability, corrosion resistance and low weight in comparison to metals.
Welding is typically the preferred method for joining thermoplastics, fusing parts together with the introduction of external heat, electromagnetism or mechanical movement.
However, with 16 different welding techniques for joining plastics, how do you know which method is best suited to your needs?
The preferred technique for a given application depends upon factors such as material, component size, component complexity, required production rate, and wall thickness.
Our experts, TWI Technology Fellow, Mike Troughton and Principal Project Leader, Scott Andrews will provide an overview of each of the 16 welding techniques along with their various advantages, disadvantages, and example applications.
This event is free to attend and open to both TWI Industrial Members and non-Members, making it ideal for anyone who is using, or thinking of using, thermoplastic materials.
You can find out more and register for this informative event, here.