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 …

The Fundamentals Of Friction Stir Welding

Manufacturing Technologies Inc have produced this video explaining the fundamentals of friction stir welding. A colleague of mine in the Aerospace industry directed me to this process as one that has allowed significant optimization in the aircraft manufacturing industry. As he explained to me the technology has been implemented in select areas aircraft manufacturing in lieu of painstaking process of …

Friction Welding Pipe

The friction welding process is quite straight forward on face value. It is essentially rubbing two pieces of metal together with pressure to get them to a red-hot melting point then stop the rubbing, but keep the pressure, and let the pieces fuse. I am sure there is a lot of technical know how to make sure you get a …