Secondary Operations

Value-Added Services for Your Success

Quality Made Us Global

In-House Secondary Operations Save Time and Money

Sonic Welder

Global Plastics goes above and beyond the basics of plastic injection molding because our customers have specific needs we can meet. In addition to a full-service, on-site tooling department and robust product development services, our clients can take full advantage of an array of secondary operations offered in-house to save you time and money.

Ultrasonic Welding

Using carefully calibrated high-frequency sound vibration energy, we can create an incredibly strong bond to join two plastic pieces made of compatible materials.

Hot Plate Welding

Precisely controlled hot plate welding results in a molecular bond in which the strength of the welded joint equals or exceeds the strength of the rest of the part.

Advanced Plastic Assembly

When molded plastic parts or components need additional attention, whether it’s post-shot machining, degating, leak testing, assembly, or kitting, we can do it.

Plastic Decoration Options

Global Plastics offers a range of post-shot decorating techniques to meet your needs, including laser etching, pad printing, hot stamping, and labeling.

sonic welding station with nest and horn

Ultrasonic Welding

Ultrasonic welding is typically faster than hot plate welding, but there are limitations. Ultrasonic welding typically isn’t suited for joining larger pieces together. The types of plastic used to create the two pieces being joined must also be a close match, both chemically and in terms of their melting points. Within these constraints, however, ultrasonic welding is a fast and cost-effective way to join plastic pieces together.

hot plate welder nest

Hot Plate Welding

Hot plate welding involves a longer cool-down period than ultrasonic welding, so it’s usually not as fast, but it can be used to join much larger pieces (up to five feet in length). It can also be used to join a wider range of different thermoplastics together, as long as their melting points fall below their decomposition temperature. Hot plate welding can also handle much greater complexity of joint geometry when needed in a weld.

Laser printing

Advanced Assembly

Each new link added to your supply chain is a chance for delays or mistakes to happen. Simplifying your supply chain saves time and money. Accomplish more than just plastic injection molding and welding at Global Plastics. We offer a robust array of secondary operations and are always adding more as new needs arise. You’ll never have to ship your injection molded part off to another provider for a secondary operation like machining, drilling, assembly, decorating, or kitting because we can handle all that under one roof for you. Learn more about our secondary operations and everything else we do as a full-service plastic injection molding service provider by using the contact us page of our website to get in touch.

The in-house secondary operations offered at Global Plastics result in big savings for customers. Contact us now to learn more and get a quote.