Thanks to the reliability of the welding results, laser plastic welding has become established as the technical standard for mass production. Now with a new technology, LPKF is targeting the challenging medical applications market, and it is focusing on researchers and developers with demanding specifications for the joining technology.
Complex systems with channel cross-sections in the micrometer range are used for fast analysis in a number of fields, including food safety, clinical diagnosis, chemical synthesis and biological research.
The high-precision mechanical and optical positioning system in the LPKF PrecisionWeld uses the welding properties of transparent plastics at a laser wavelength of 2 micron. This creates an effective technology for the prototyping and series production of microfluidic components.
The TechPaper describes the technical principles, the design implementation as a laser welding system, and the resulting welding parameters that can be achieved. The TechPaper can be downloaded at no cost on the LPKF website in the Knowledge Center.