4 common mistakes people make when hot-plate welding

4 common mistakes people make when hot-plate welding

In our last blog post, we discussed that you only need 2 things to weld plastic, heat and pressure. It really is that simple. However, there are 4 common mistakes that people often make when setting up a hot-plate weld that can prevent adequate heat...

You only need these 2 things to weld plastic

You only need these 2 things to weld plastic

Believe it or not, you only need two things to weld plastic parts together. Heat and pressure. Just look at hot-plate welding as an example. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the hot-plate welding process, it goes like this: Two parts are...

EXTOL Celebrates 30 Years

EXTOL Celebrates 30 Years

1985-2015: EXTOL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS Zeeland, MI – Since 1985, Extol has worked alongside world-class customers to improve assembly methods through creative engineering concepts and high-quality equipment solutions. Ross Van Klompenberg began his...

InfraStake Technology Reaches Milestone

InfraStake Technology Reaches Milestone

Extol’s patented InfraStake® product has surpassed the 10,000 modules sold mark. Introduced in 1997, InfraStake is a tightly controlled, low-impact staking process which uses infrared energy to fasten components together, eliminating screws, snaps,...

FORD Recognizes Extol in SPE 2014 Automotive Innovation Award

FORD Recognizes Extol in SPE 2014 Automotive Innovation Award

"Ford Motor Co. has been named the winner of the Society of Plastics Engineers' 2014 Automotive Innovation Award for its injection molded knee airbag/glove box system. The system, which appears in the 2015 Mustang, is an industry first, the company...