The third edition of this comprehensive handbook emphasizes the relationship between the assembly methods, the materials, and the plastics manufacturing processes, thus enabling the reader to identify the best design/assembly method for a given application. The book has been completely updated and a new chapter on laser welding of plastics was added.
All principal fastening and joining methods used to assemble plastic parts today are described with their particular advantages and disadvantages. Assembly method limitations for a given material and/or a given molding process are discussed in great detail. This is very much a "how-to" book, offering a wealth of hard-to-find detailed information.
Contents: - Rapid Guidelines for Assembly of Plastics and Efficient Use of the Handbook - Designing for Efficient Assembly - Cost Reduction in Assembly - Design for Disassembly and Recycling - Assembly Method Selection by Material - Assembly Method Selection by Process - Adhesive and Solvent Joining - Fasteners and Inserts - Hinges - Hot Plates/Hot Die/Fusion and Hot Wire/Resistance Welding - Hot Gas Welding - Induction/Electromagnetic Welding - Insert and Multi-Part Welding - Press Fits/Force Fits/Interference Fits/Shrink Fits - Snap Fits - Spin Welding - Staking/Swaging/Peening/Cold Heading/Cold Forming - Threads: Tapped and Molded-In - Ultrasonic Welding - Vibration Welding - Laser Welding
"Um die Vielfalt der Fügemöglichkeiten zu nutzen, aber auch gegeneinander abwägen zu können, benötigt der Praktiker wie auch der Neueinsteiger ein Nachschlagewerk wie das "Joining of Plastics"." Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Kunststoffe, Februar 2010