Joining and Assembly

When joining or bonding an article, the choice of assembly method is closely linked with the end-user requirements of the application. Eastman offers a range of services including application development, 3D modeling, and technical service to aid in choosing the appropriate process for each project.

Adhesives, solvents, ultrasonic welding, and laser welding have been shown to be effective means for joining components. In addition, snap-fit joints and mechanical fasteners can be used to assemble articles. Methods for joining parts include;

Chemical

Mechanical

  • Screws
  • Inserts
  • Snap-fit joints

Thermal

  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Laser welding
  • Spin molding
  • Hot plate welding