LPKF Laser & Electronics

12555 SW Leveton Dr.
Tualatin, OR 97062 US

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As Seen In Plastics Technology

WELDING: Laser Welding for Large Automotive Components
LPKF's PowerWeld3D 8000 utilizes the new "wobbling" process to join components and handle height differences.

Americhem, LPKF Collaborate on Delivery of Colorful Laser Plastic Welding Results
Technology allows weight, time and money savings while optimizing aesthetics.

New ‘Dry’ Process Puts Circuitry on Plastics
Laser ablation and plasma etching team up to apply thicker conductive layers without a ‘wet’ plating process.

ASSEMBLY: New Welders for Tiny or Massive Parts at K 2013
Three German companies with North American presence will present their latest developments in laser, high-frequency, and infrared welding.

Auxiliaries at NPE: New Solutions from Material Preparation To Post-Mold Operations
There will be an extraordinary range of new auxiliary equipment on display at the show.

LNP Thermocomp colorable PC/ABS for LDS from SABIC Innovative Plastics

Now LDS Electronic Circuitry Is Colorable
Laser direct structuring (LDS) is a powerful technology for adding electrical circuit paths to plastics electronic products such as mobile phone and notebook antennas or molded interconnect devices (MIDs). But up to now, LDS-ready plastics were limited to black.

SABIC LNP Thermocomp material for Laser Direct Structuring

MATERIALS: Colorable PC/ABS for LDS Electronic Circuitry
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Laser direct structuring (LDS) is a powerful technology for adding electrical circuit paths to plastics electronic products such as mobile phone and notebook antennas or molded interconnect devices (MIDs). But up to now, LDS-ready plastics were limited mainly to black.

K 2010 Preview, Auxiliaries: Equipment of All Types Debuts This Month at K 2010
From materials drying, feeding, and blending to process heating/cooling, scrap reclaiming, testing, welding, and decorating—the K 2010 show this month in Dusseldorf, Germany, will have news in all categories of auxiliary equipment.

Ultramid Endure

K 2010 Preview, Materials Higher Performance, Better Processing, And Now Sustainability Share Spotlight at K
The K 2010 show will present new plastics materials for a wide range of industries, which makes it hard to generalize, but a few markets stand out prominently: packaging, medical, automotive, and electronic equipment.

First Large Automotive MIDs with LDS
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The German “MID Industry Award” for 2009 was given to the PBT steering switch for the new BMW Z4 Roadster.

First Large Automotive MID with LDS
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The German “MID Industry Award” for 2009 was given to the PBT steering switch for the new BMW Z4 Roadster.

NPE 2009 News Flash
Injection MoldingHybrid Press Has Electric ClampNew injection presses that combine servo-electric and hydraulic movements to achieve high performance with energy efficiency will be discussed by Arburg Inc., Newington, Conn.

The industry’s first all-electric vibration welder

New Welding Technologies Grabbed Spotlight at K Show
Greater use of electric servo drives and new hybrid systems incorporating multiple joining methods were recurring themes among the latest plastics welding and assembly equipment introduced at the recent K 2007 show in Dusseldorf.

Compact Laser Welder Has a Rotary Table
A compact laser-welding system with an integrated rotary index table is new from LPKF Laser & Electronics, Wilsonville, Ore.

RFID tagging

What to See at NPE 2006: Decorating, Printing and Finishing
While there is plenty of news at NPE this year in pad, screen, dry-offset, flexo, and inkjet printing, as well as laser marking, hot stamping, heat-transfer decorating, and some less familiar technologies—the real star of the show is summed up in two words: “in-mold.” Responding to excitement in automotive, appliance, and electronics industries, at least 19 companies are showing materials or equipment for in-mold film-insert decorating or labeling (IMD, IML) for injection molding and thermoforming.

Laser direct structuring (LDS)

MIDs Make A Comeback
3D molded interconnect devices were supposed to be the 1980s' breakthrough for plastics in electronics—but they flopped. New processes that make market entry faster, simpler, and less costly have recharged MIDs' prospects.

Product Categories of LPKF Laser & Electronics

Laser Welding
Lasers (for Cutting, Machining, Welding)
Marking Equipment (including Laser Type)
Plastics Engraving Equipment