Tualatin, OR - Laser plastic welding specialist LPKF Laser & Electronics will debut the PrecisionWeld laser welding system at this year’s MD&M East Exposition, which takes place June 18 to 20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. The system, which can join clear polymers without special additives, will be demonstrated throughout the three-day event in booth 2013.
The PrecisionWeld is a new laser welding system developed specifically for expanding microfluidic applications. It can create weld seams with a thickness of only 100 micron and has repeatability of 10 micron, a level of precision necessary for joining modern microfluidic devices.
The system can join plastic two ways: with traditional transmission laser welding or with the new LPKF ClearJoining technology. With traditional transmission laser welding, the parts to be joined must have different absorption properties. However, with ClearJoining technology, two transparent parts can be joined together without the need for any special absorbers or additives.
A compact system that can fit through every laboratory door, the PrecisionWeld is useful for prototyping and small batch production. The system is equipped with an integrated fiducial recognition camera that allows compensation for tolerances in applications.