Heat Staking

Heat staking works well with many difficult thermoplastics including the glass-filled plastics used in medical devices, automotive, appliances, telecom, electronics and consumer products.

The heat staking process can be used in a variety of applications including:

  • Panel assemblies
  • Joining printed circuit boards to plastic housing
  • Joining electronic components to plastic housing
  • Medical device assembly

The most common resins used in heat staking are:

  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
  • Nylons (GFN or Nylon 6/6)
  • Ultem (GFN or Nylon 6/6)

If you are designing a part that will be joined to another, contact Ferriot to determine if heat staking is the right solution for your project.

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Workbook Resin Selection

Ensuring that an injection molded part lives up to this potential depends in large part on choosing the best resin. This workbook details different part characteristics and how they influence your resin choice.

View the Workbook

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