Laser systems study saves engineering costs for tape selection

Riverhead, NY - CO2 laser technology solutions provider Universal Laser Systems and Adchem Corporation, a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape systems, completed a study for laser cutting 11 acrylic and rubber-based systems in double-sided transfer adhesives and double-sided foam tape constructions. Universal Laser has added the Adchem adhesive tape products to its extensive database of materials. These materials can be cross-referenced to Adchem's extensive bonding studies, which include urethane and polyethylene foams, rubber, plastics, thermoplastic olefin (TPO), metals, low surface energy (LSE) surface finishes, and fabrics. The study will save design engineers significant product evaluation time and test expense by narrowing the field of tape candidates intended for laser cutting substrates.

Universal's equipment eliminates expensive and time-consuming die costs, and has utility in low- to medium-production quantities where part geometries are complex, materials are fragile, or small shapes are too intricate for traditional die cutting. The results from both Universal and Adchem databases enable users to rapidly evaluate tapes and substrates used in automotive, electronics, industrial device, gasketing, sealing, and cushioning applications.

Complementing Universal's laser study, Adchem's studies provide comparative bond strength information for each substrate using transfer tapes and double-sided tape constructions, including new LSE adhesive formulations. The Universal study and Adchem bonding studies are available at

For a copy of the study, please contact Adchem at

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