What is it about?

Joining two polymers by a laser is a challenge. Here in this paper we suggest a method for calculating if two different polymers can join. Calibrations and measurements provide a limit for weldability.

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Why is it important?

There are numerous different plastics around. And all products consist of components that must be assembled into a final product. here laser welding of polymers is a very attractive method - it is flexible and allow a fast and high production rate.

Perspectives

The physics behind this paper can be applied to many other fields where mobile macro molecules will be in contact.

Jesper de Claville Christiansen
Aalborg University

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This page is a summary of: Predicting the laser weldability of dissimilar polymers, Polymer, July 2013, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2013.05.053.
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