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Which Applications are Best Suited for 2μm Laser Welding?

June 4, 2020

While you will find 2μm lasers being used in a broad range of industries including automotive, general industrial, films, and packaging, the majority of 2μm welding demand is coming from the medical industry. Typical laser welding applications include: microfluidic devices, tubing, bags, connectors, catheters, on-body devices, diagnostic cassettes, fluid chambers and tanks, filtration devices, and more. Microfluidics, diagnostic cassettes, and assays often require components to be transmissive…

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12 Advantages of Laser Plastic Welding

February 11, 2020

The use of various plastics in manufacturing has grown immensely in the last 15 or so years. Weight savings, optical requirements, and flexibility to name a few reasons push the envelope of legacy materials and often times leave plastics as the only logical choice to meet design requirements.

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The 4 Pillars of Laser Polymer Welding using 1 micron Laser

October 18, 2019

Mastering the 4 pillars of Laser Polymer Welding using 1 micron Laser will provide an excellent foundation for you to design-in the technology. Pillar #1 – IR (Infrared) Transparent Upper Layer The first layer of material that the laser beam encounters (the IR Transparent Layer) must allow a certain portion of the laser energy to…

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Infared Imaging Inspection to Test Weld Joints and Integrity of Laser Welded Plastic Parts

October 12, 2019

Infrared Imaging Systems: Test weld joints, bonding integrity with IR imaging. Infrared Imaging system works hand in hand with Dukane’s Laser Welding systems. They provide machine vision inspection through a standalone inspection unit or placed in an assembly line. With the fairly recent adoption of laser plastic welding as a technique for joining plastic components, the need…

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Laser plastic welding gets a quality control upgrade—infrared machine vision

January 23, 2018

Laser plastic welding is capable of bonding incredibly complex and difficult assemblies that other methods can’t match. But demanding bonding applications require equally demanding quality control methods, which until recently just didn’t exist. Despite the advantages, laser plastic welding is still unknown to many companies. Laser plastic welding is one of the fastest-growing polymer bonding…

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Intelligent Assembly Solutions for Medical Devices

June 30, 2015

Medical devices are complex by nature and designed to assist in healing the human body. Therefore, these devices have the highest quality standards and are subject to stringent regulations. In addition, staying cost effective and employing sustainable manufacturing practices are emerging needs for Medical Device Manufacturers (MDM). Dukane, as a provider of assembly solutions…

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