Like metal, plastic can be welded aswell. There are several methods to achieve this.
- When using a hot air heater, the parts wich need to be welded are heated enough to make them merge.
- Welding with a wire is a similair process, only now extra material is added by means of a plastic wire.
- A third method is mirrorwelding. Here the parts that have to be welded are held against a heated plate (the mirror). The heat of the plate is transferred to the plastic, causing is to melt locally. Then the mirror is removed and the parts are pressed together. After cooling down the connection is final. A good weld results is a very strong connection and thus an excellently usable, new product.
Custom made : for more information
Below are several case studies:
Case studie : NedTrain
In order to increase efficiency within the maintenance workshops of NedTrain Engels Logistics created 85 custom made movable parts cabinets in our own assembly department.
Case studie : Puppybin
In conjunction with a large pet shop Engels created several custom made bin that comply with both legal and practical demands.