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Joining Techniques for Polymers

About this event

Perhaps the most common secondary process used in the plastics industry is joining of one more components to create an assembly. There are numerous methods available to join plastic parts to other parts (plastic, metal or other). The method used will dictate how strong and reliable the assembly will be, and if the product can be unassembled (un/intentionally). The process ultimately chosen will depend on several factors, such as the part material, environment, processing, cost, and required properties. This webinar will review the most common joining methods used in industry including, snap-fits, fastens, welding, and adhesives. Advantages and challenges will be presented, along methods to analyze the quality of the joint. Case studies will be given throughout the presentation.

By the end of this presentation you have a better understanding of:

  • What type of joining technique to use for your application.
  • The advantages and challenges of each joining technique.
  • How design and type of plastic can play a role in the joining technique you choose.

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.