Branson Ultrasonics, Sono-Tek intro clear-on-clear plastic laser welding

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Medical molders wishing for a clear-on-clear welding solution finally have an answer. Branson Ultrasonics Corp. has teamed with Sono-Tek Corp., which specializes in ultrasonic spray systems for applying precise, thin film coatings, to use Clearweld additive technology from Gentex Corp. to create Simultaneous Through-Transmission Infrared (STTIr) laser welding technology.
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Recognizing that the medical device manufacturing industry market is moving away from pigmented parts, a partnership between Branson Ultrasonics and Sono-Tek will use Clearweld additive technology from Gentex Corp. to create a laser welding technology that meets medical device manufacturers' challenges for a clear-on-clear, particulate-free, precise weld joint.

The technology, called Simultaneous Through-Transmission Infrared (STTIr) laser welding, absorbs the laser energy and localized melt of the substrates to produce an almost-instant weld without particulates, flash, or cure time.

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