• ACF Laminating/Pre-Bonding
  • B
  • Bolt & Studwelding
  • Brazing
  • C
  • Compacting
  • D
  • Dispensing
  • Drawn Arc Welding
  • E
  • Electrostatic Discharge Control
  • F
  • Fiber Laser Marking
  • Fiber Laser Welding
  • Fluid Dispensing
  • Fume Extraction
  • G
  • Gap Welding
  • Green Laser Welding
  • H
  • Heat Staking
  • Heat-Sealing/ACF Final Bonding
  • Hermetic Sealing of electronic packages
  • Hot Bar Bonding
  • Hot Bar Reflow Soldering
  • Hot Bar Systems
  • Hot Crimping
  • I
  • Induction Heating
  • Inscribe
  • Insulated Wire Welding
  • J
  • Jet Dispensing
  • L
  • Laser Cutting
  • Laser Marking
  • Laser Marking Systems
  • Laser Seam Welding
  • Laser Spot Welding
  • Laser Welding
  • Laser Welding Systems
  • M
  • Marking
  • Micro Joining
  • Micro Resistance Welding
  • P
  • Parallel Gap Welding
  • Plastic Welding
  • Projection Welding
  • R
  • Remote Services
  • Resistance Welding
  • Resistance Welding Systems
  • Robotic Soldering
  • S
  • Saw Blade System
  • Seam Welding
  • Short Cycle Studwelding
  • Single Component Positive Displacement Dispensing
  • Single Component Time/Pressure Dispensing
  • Spot Welding
  • Strand Welding
  • Studwelding
  • Studwelding with Capacitor Discharge
  • T
  • Thermocompression Welding
  • Two Component Dispensing
  • W
  • Weld Monitoring
  • Welding
  • Heat Staking

    Heat Staking processHeat Staking is a pulsed heat process to join two or more parts out of which one at least is made of plastic. The process is to deform the plastic material using heat and force at a set process time. The bond is made by partially de-forming the plastic part in order to fix the other. Heat Staking makes it easy to bond metal to plastic and is commonly used in high volume/low cost applications like automotive, IT and consumer appliances.

    Shaping Plastic Using Heat and Pressure
    De-forming the plastic is achieved by heating it to a temperature above the glass transition temperature via the use of super-heated air or a thermode and then applying pressure in order to create the stake. After the stake has been formed the plastic should be cooled down again below the glass transition temperature. This cooling is done under constant pressure to ensure good fixation of the parts. Cooling can be done with the use of compressed air when using a thermode.

    Heat is used to make it easier to create the stake. Heat control is critical, especially for glass filled plastics which often have a process window smaller than 10 degrees Celsius. When temperatures are to high the glass fibers come out of the plastic leading to a rough surface and sticking to the thermode. If the temperature is too low the plastic will crack due to cold deformation.

    Heat Staking Applications

    Applications Heat Staking



      Heat Staking Benefits:

    • Similar and dissimilar materials may be joined: metal to metal, plastic to plastic, metal to plastic

    • Accurate control operating within a small process window

    • Local heating resulting in no damage to surrounding materials

    • Processing of glass-filled materials

    • No mechanical vibration

    • Many heatstake shapes possible through custom designed tools

    Our proven technologies enable the Automotive, IT & Multimedia, Electronics & Solar Cells, Aerospace, Defence and Medical industries to heatstake a variety of applications, using pulsed heat processes to create a dome / rivet by deforming plastic materials.

    Automotive IT & Multimedia Electronics & Solar Cells
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    Heat Staking
    DT-150-PH Uni-Base Heat Staking
    DT-250-PH & DT-260 PH Uni-Slide Heat Staking
    DT-270-PH Uni-Slide Heat Staking
    DT-350-PH & DT-360-PH Uni-Slide Heat Staking
    DT-370-PH Uni-Slide Heat Staking
    DT-440-PH & DT-450-PH Uni-Turn Heat Staking