After electrical connection pins are inserted (see Stripping
Overview), the welding area and the Powercore Welding Rod must be wiped clean
of any dirt and contaminants. We highly recommend 97% pure isopropyl alcohol,
as it is a pure cleaner that leaves no residue. Acitone, Varsol, or other industrial
cleaners are NOT recommended.
Remember; plastic can oxidize, as steel can rust. It is also recommended that
the area be scuffed with a light sand paper or abrasive cloth to remove this
oxidized layer. This will ensure a very strong bond.
Note: Your hands have dirt and oils on them. Touching the Powercore, and weld
area after they have been cleaned may re-contaminate.
Powercore Welding Rod is positioned, and pre-attached to the bottom
part.(see Positioning Powercore)
Note: Cleaning Powercore and weld area after it has been attached to
part, is recommended and can save time.
The parts are aligned and clamped together.
Once positioned and clamped, the electrical leads are connected, and
the power supply is turned on for a pre-determined amount of time
to allow parts to thermally fuse together.
Note: After the power supply is turned off, the parts should remain
clamped together until weld area cools.(1 to 3 minutes depending on
A section 0.060" (1.53mm) thick HDPE sheet matirial welded with
Powercore Welding Rod.
For easy reference, we have provided all the above information in PDF
format for you to download.