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Plastics and Composites Welding Handbook

Copyright: 2003
ISBN: 9781569903131
Hardcover: 407 pages
$129.99 (US)


Introduction. Fundamental Steps in Plastics and Composites Welding. Heated Tool (Hot Plate) Welding. Hot Gas Welding. Extrusion Welding. Implant Induction (Electromagnetic) Welding. Resistive Implant Welding. Ultrasonic Welding. Linear and Orbital Vibrations Welding. Spin Welding. Radio Frequency Welding. Infrared and Laser Welding. Microwave Welding. Guidelines for Process Selection. Testing of Weld Joints.


This comprehensive handbook covers all commercially available welding processes. It helps the reader select the best suited process for their application and provides an understanding of each process by presenting the limitations and benefits. The focus on practical aspects such as weldability, optimizing part design, troubleshooting, and testing makes this book an indispensable tool for everyone involved in welding of plastics. At the same time it also conveys the basic theoretical principles of plastic welding, such as squeeze flow, molecular diffusion, and heat transfer mechanisms.

Author Info:

Grewell, D.
Benatar, A.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Park, J.