AIA Plastics, Inc.'s plastic welders are Qualified by the American Welding Society (AWS). We can custom weld a variety of plastics into any shape or size.
Plastic Welding is a process of using hot air to heat the material in a sort of "soldering" process. Welding Rod, made from the same material, is then applied to the seam to "bond" the material together.
Hot gas welding, also known as hot air welding, is a plastic welding technique which is analogous to gas welding metals, though the specific techniques are different. A specially designed heat gun, called a hot air welder, produces a jet of hot air that softens both the parts to be joined and a plastic filler rod, all of which must be of the same material. Hot air/gas welding is a common fabrication technique for manufacturing smaller items such as chemical tanks, process equipment, clean room and mechanical assembles.
Extrusion welding allows the application of bigger welds in a single weld pass. It is the preferred technique for joining thicker material. Welding rod is drawn into a miniature hand held plastic extruder, plasticized, and forced out of the extruder against the parts being joined, which are softened with a jet of hot air to allow bonding to take place.