Posted on 06-07-2017
When you need to join two molded plastic parts, it’s highly possible ultrasonic welding is the best choice for your application. Ultrasonic welding is an efficient means of fusing thermoplastic parts using the energy from high-frequency, low-amplitude acoustic vibrations. Unlike friction or vibration welding processes in which one of the two parts is moved to create friction, ultrasonic welding produces friction from acoustic energy that creates heat and joins the two parts together on a molecular level. The entire process can take just seconds.
Ultrasonic welding can be used to join dissimilar materials, including hard and soft plastics. It also works with softer metals such as aluminum or copper, and in fact is better than traditional welding for materials that have high thermal conductivity, as there is less distortion.
What Ultrasonic Welding Offers that Other Processes Can’t
Ultrasonic welding offers some key advantages over other forms of welding:
The only thing that potentially limits the use of ultrasonic welding is the thickness of the parts involved. As long as the parts are not too thick, this method is the most economical and effective choice.
Applications for Ultrasonic Welding
This technology has a wide range of uses across multiple industries, particularly for components that are small, delicate, or complex:
To find out more, click here. You can also request a quote or contact Viking Plastics to discuss the use of this technology for your needs.