Hot Plate Welding Of Plastics

Here are a pair of videos that describe a plastic welding process that I have some experience with. Hot plate welding is a type of plastic welding used in many applications, but the one I am most familiar with is automotive lamps (my LinkedIn profile will give you more insight on that). This process works on thermoplastics and it is …

Rolling A Large ACME Thread

Let’s get serious…about thread rolling. This video from Tesker Manufacturing Corporation shows a thread rolling machine that is capable of rolling threads in stock up to 12″ in diameter. The thread they roll in this video is a 4.5″ x 1 TPI single start ACME in 1045 Cold Drawn Steel. Now THAT is a serious thread.

Making Bikes..And Riding Them Too

Here is something fun as we head into the weekend. Yannick Granieri and Sam Reynolds visit Polygon bikes in Indonesia to see how their sponsor makes the machines they ride. OK, so there is all of one minute of manufacturing in this video but it is interesting to see how manual the operation at Polygon is, let alone the apparent …