Fiber lasers have now matured into exceptionally reliable and stable industrial tools. These lasers have unique capabilities that enable a wide range of high quality micro-machining processes; of interest here is their ability to produce high quality welds between plastics. Many different methods of plastic welding have been found since the need to join plastic parts became of great importance. Methods like vibration, linear/orbital, ultrasonic, spin, and hot plate welding have been used but laser welding has been found to be very efficient, precise and time saving. This application note explores the different types of plastic welding including; transmission, Contour, Simultaneous, Quasi-simultaneous, Globo, and Radial Welding.
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