Which plastics can be riveted?
Thermoplastics are divided into amorphous and semi-crystalline types. Partially crystalline plastics in particular, such as polyamides, polybutylene terephthalate, polyoxymethylenes or polypropylenes, must be processed at a fairly specific process temperature in order to achieve reproducible results. Heat staking systems from bdtronic have a highly developed temperature control that enables processing of these materials as well.
High-performance plastics often have a high melting point or contain various fillers, e.g. glass fibres, mineral fibres or aramid fibres. All these plastics, such as PPS-GF65, PPA-GF50, PA66-GF50 with a high filler content, or high-performance thermoplastics such as PEEK or PPS with a high processing temperature can be processed with the bdtronic heat staking technology. Joining partners can be made of the same or another thermoplastic material, metal, thermoset or FR4 (printed circuit board material).