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Diffusion Bonding

Diffusion Bonding of Acrylic

Achieve clear, strong acrylic joints without contamination from adhesives or solvents

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Precision and Clarity in Acrylic Diffusion Bonding

IPFL specializes in diffusion bonding of acrylic, a process that achieves clear, strong joints without the need for adhesives or solvents. This technique is crucial in producing components for medical and scientific research, where purity and precision are paramount. Our process fuses layers of pre-machined plastic components at a molecular level, creating a seamless and permanent bond, ideal for applications such as fluidic plates, medical manifolds, high-class pen blanks, medical diagnostic imaging, and light guides.

Diffusion Bonding: Achieving Excellence in Complex Components

High-Quality Joints: Creates bonds that withstand heat treatment, machining, and polishing.
Intricate Internal Shapes: Ideal for precision plastic manifolds with complex internal geometries.
Pure Bonding Process: Ensures no contamination, maintaining the integrity of the bonded parts.

Why Opt for IPFL’s Diffusion Bonding?

Expertise in Diffusion Bonding and Laser Welding: Our dedicated team provides design optimization and guidance on the most efficient processes and materials.
Reliable CNC Machining Technology: We use dependable CNC machining to create parts that perfectly match your specifications.
Capability for Complex and Multilayer Parts: Our expertise allows for the creation of multilayer components, with capabilities extending up to 100mm thick.

Which Materials Do We Use For Diffusion Bonding?


Acrylic's properties include high machinability, good thermal properties for a broad range of temperatures, and the distortion-free light transmission.
Temperature Resistant
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plastic laser welding cnc routing


ULTEM is a High performance thermoplastic, also known as PEI, or polyetherimide, and is usually transparent amber in colour.
Tan transparent
Temperature Resistant
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ultem uk plastics


This very new material is now being leverage for applications where other materials such as acrylic could not perform.
Temperature Resistant
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Micro-fluidic Diffusion Bonded manifold
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What is Diffusion Bonding of Acrylic Manifolds?

IPFL’s diffusion bonding is tailored for a range of applications, ensuring the highest quality and reliability:

  • Medical and Scientific Analysis: Perfect for components like medical manifolds or fluidic plates used in scientific analysis and chemical mixing.
  • Microfluidic Manifolds: Enables the creation of micro machine parts, which are then bonded for intricate fluidic systems.
  • Analytical Devices: Improves assembly, reliability, and efficiency within various analytical and diagnostic devices.

Our continued research and development in diffusion bonding and laser welding position us at the forefront of this advanced technology. From creating high-precision components with complex internal shapes to ensuring the utmost purity and quality in bonding, IPFL sets the standard in acrylic diffusion bonding.

Whether your project requires detailed medical manifolds or sophisticated analytical devices, our diffusion bonding services offer the precision, purity, and efficiency essential for your critical applications.

  • High quality joints that withstand heat treatment, machining, and polishing
  • High precision components with complex internal shapes
  • No contamination from the bonding process
  • The materials endure no, or very little plastic deformation
  • Diffusion bonded parts can be multilayer and IPFL have manufactured up to 100mm thick.
  • Medical Manifolds or fluidic plates, which are used for scientific analysis and chemical mixing, require complex internal track features which cannot be achieved using conventional methods.
  • Diffusion bonded components allow ease of assembly, improved reliability and efficiency, within analytical devices.