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Joining of Plastic Parts by Welding and Snap Fits (2023)

About this event

The process of joining components to create an assembly is widely employed in the plastics industry. There are numerous techniques available for connecting plastic parts to other parts made of plastic, metal, or others. The specific method chosen determines the strength and reliability of the assembly, as well as its potential for intentional or unintentional disassembly. Several factors, including the material of the parts, environmental conditions, manufacturing processes, costs, and desired properties, influence the selection of the joining process.

In this webinar, we will explore the most commonly used joining methods in the industry, welding and snap-fits. We will discuss the advantages and challenges associated with each method and explore techniques for analyzing joint quality. Throughout the presentation, we will present case studies to illustrate the concepts discussed.

After attending this presentation, you will gain a clearer comprehension of the following:

  • Factors to consider when selecting a joining technique for your specific application.
  • The benefits and challenges associated with plastic welding and snap fits.
  • The influence of design and plastic type on the overall strength and durability of the joint.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Paul Gramann President @ The Madison Group

    Dr. Gramann received his Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin- Madison where he also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is dedicated to design verifications and failure analysis of thermoplastic, elastomeric and thermoset parts. His expert testimony has been invaluable in numerous depositions and trials for both defense and plaintiff counsels.

The Madison Group

Putting Years of Plastics Engineering Experience To Work For You

The Madison Group has been a recognized global leader providing consulting services, technical expertise and innovative technology to the plastics industry since 1993. We solve plastic problems and find economic solutions that help drive product development to yield higher quality parts.