Welding and Thermal Joining Techniques for Plastics

24 March 2022 10:30 - 11:10

There are 16 different welding techniques for plastics. The choice of which one to use for any particular application depends on a number of factors, including material, wall thickness, component size and complexity, and required production rate. This presentation will describe each welding technique, together with its advantages and disadvantage.

Key learning points for this session:

1. Understanding of the different methods for welding plastics
2. Understanding the constraints of each welding method

Dr Mike Troughton, Technology Fellow - Plastics, TWI Ltd