Do you deal with plastics or composites? Something you have considered but are not sure how best to assemble? The Simaf Group has designed a very simple solution.
New from the company and available from Rivetnut Technology Systems is a temperature-controlled hot insertion machine. Similar to a pillar drill operation, the unit will heat and insert a specially designed brass insert into many kinds of plastic and composite materials.
Thermal insertion is defined by any fixing that can be heated up, and as it is heated it melts the composite or plastic while the insert is pressed into the pre-made hole. The material will mould around the fixing and cool down to hold it in place.
Among advantages of the new SER2015 thermal insertion model, it eliminates stress fractures due to forcing or expansion. Further, the material cools around the insert and holds in place stronger than using glue or force alone. And there is a shorter curing time when compared to glue.