More About Heat Staking
Heat staking is one of many ways to weld plastic parts together. This method uses simple studs to permanently join the elements with a tight and clean staking process. The principle is quite simple. The InfraStake tool heats the plastic part to soften it, and then, applies pressure to form a stud to retain both components together.
While some heat staking processes are hot and sticky, the Extol InfraStake technology makes it precise, clean, and safe. The IR lamp softens the plastic, and then a non-heated punch forms the stake according to the chosen staking types. The infrared energy is focused radially on the plastic to heat it, so the module stays cool.