Posted on July-07-2020
Plastic welding is a fabrication process, and one that not many people are aware exists. Broken plastics objects can undergo a cosmetic change to bring it back and save it from being thrown away. When we buy something that has plastic coating, and it gets broken, typically we replace it. However, plastic is very malleable and that means that it is quite easy to melt and reattach with a soldering iron.
The repaired object might not look brand new after you’ve welded it back together, but you can smooth plastic welds and the more you practice plastic welding the less obvious a cosmetic change will be.
Yes, you can weld plastic using a soldering iron. This means that you can weld plastic for fabrication as well as artistic purposes.
Before welding directly onto plastic you may want to experiment on scrap plastic; this will help you perfect the craft and learn how long to press the soldering iron on specific points of the plastic.
There are 6 basic methods for welding plastics together, these are:
You can weld together a variety of different plastics, including polypropylene, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), PVC, CPVC, ABS, Lexan and polycarbonate.
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