Best Tool & Engineering's Services

Vibration Welding

Our Vibration Welding Services include both Vibration Weld Tool Manufacturing and the production of Vibration Welded plastic parts for Low to Mid Volume production (up to 125,000 parts per year). To learn more about our Vibration Welding Tooling Services, click here.

While Best Tool & Engineering has only been around since 1991, our team has been involved with the process since the 1970’s having worked on taillights, glove boxes, door panels, and intake manifolds for the Ford Ranger, F150, Expedition, and many more.

In addition to being sought out for our production and manufacturing services, we’ve answered the call to offer our technical support on several programs over the years and consider ourselves experts in the field.

Capabilities

Capacity

Our current table size is 24 X 48 inches and can accommodate a wide range of part sizes. The tools we design are integrated with electrical, pneumatic, or hydraulic components and are then cut and assembled in house.

Just like Injection Molds, Vibration Weld tools can produce multiple parts at once to reduce the price of each part coming out of the machine. Although limited, family components can be manufactured at the same time provided the geometry of the weld surface isn’t too different.

Taillamp Vibration Weld Tool
Upper & Lower Fixture

Material/Part Capabilities

Plastic welding has its limitations like every other process. The table shown below offers insight into the parameters and variations of both Vibration and Hot Plate Welding.

Best Tool & Engineering currently provides these two services. To learn more about our Hot Plate Welding Services, click here.

Vibration Welding Material Compatibility Chart
Vibration Welding Melting Chart

If you don’t see your plastic on the graph, send us an email here.

Accepted Plastics

Plastic welding allows the bonding of many different plastics including:

POMAcetal polyoxymethylene
ABSAcrylonitrile butadiene styrene
PBTPolybutylene terephyhalate
PCPolycarbonate
PC-ABSABS polycarbonate
PETPolyethylene terephthalate
PMMAPolymethyl methacrylate (acrylic)
PPSPolyphenylene sulfide
PPPolypropylene
PSPolystyrene
LCPLiquid Crystal Polymer
PC-PBTPBT polycarbonate
PEPolyethylene
PEEKPolyether Ether Ketone
PEIPolyetherimide
PPOP-Phenylene Oxide
PVCPolyvinyl chloride
SANStyrene-acrylonitrile

Our Vibration Welding Process

Vibration Welding Process