Plastic Laser Welding
What is Laser Welding?
Plastic laser welding is a hygienic method of bonding, producing components that are clean and precise, free from particulate matter, residue and scaling. Ideal for the medical industry, where many devices are not only clear/translucent, but also are required to meet strict FDA guidelines.
Plastic Laser Welding Service
Laser welding technology enables us to extend our services further into the field of microfluidic plates and manifolds for prototypes, small batches and production quantities, in a range of materials such as; acrylic, polycarbonate and Ultem.
For cleaner, safer, more accurate bonded components with long-term stability, laser welding joins layers of thermoplastics, without additional chemicals or materials.
Features and Benefits
- Excellent Bond strength – For long-term stability
- Hermetic seals – For the elimination of leaks
- Precision welding – For the miniaturisation of designs
- Adjustability and Precision – For tight tolerances
- Precise control – For consistent and repeatable welds
- Quick process – For short lead times
- No particulate matter residue – For a more hygienic method of bonding
- Minimal or no Flash – for a clean, aesthetically pleasing job
- Flexible manufacturing – for prototypes, small batches and production runs
The above features and benefits apply within a multitude of applications, in several demanding and growing sectors; Aerospace, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Food and Beverage, Industrial Products, Paint and Adhesives, and Product Design.
Precision that allows for the miniaturisation of manifolds, and the absence of contamination from adhesives, are key advantages for the utilisation of fluidic plates in the pharmaceutical industries. Especially for applications that include drug formulation, drug delivery and drug screening.
Medical manifolds can incorporate many different sub-systems with various fluids, pressures and flow rates into one assembly. Therefore are ideal for applications for the medical industry. Examples of medical manifolds include; clinical diagnostics, laboratory equipment, point of care devices, dialysis machines, patient monitoring, critical care systems, and many other medical devices.
Manifolds that benefit from hermetic seals are ideal for pneumatic control systems. They can be connected to valves, pumps, volume reservoirs and a range of other control components.
Microfluidic manifolds offer many advantages in this field, due to their design flexibly, they can provide mixing channels, time delay tracks, flow splitters, optical imaging windows, and reagent storage and introduction.