During the staking process, a solid or hollow “boss,” or tab, protruding through a mated part is heated to a softening temperature and formed to a head that captures the mated part.
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Impulse Staking is a process that creates heat on-demand for staking plastic bosses of various sizes. The process is perfect for sensitive electronics and parts where excessive heat and pressure may cause damage to visible areas. At the end of each cycle, tips are cooled to room temperature within seconds preventing accidental operator injury and eliminating the need for constant heating – see our video for an example.
Unlike heat staking and ultrasonic welding, Impulse Staking applies much less pressure on the part and provides a clean and string free method of staking. Impulse Staking is a proven process that once setup, requires little to no maintenance.