PT ZONE: Welding, Bonding & Assembly

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Low-force version of ultrasonic welder can achieve repeatable welds with low welding forces down to 5 N. More (+)

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Welding, Bonding & Assembly


Processors can expand their capabilities by offering post-production services such as part joining. There are various methods to join plastic subassemblies, including ultrasonic welding, laser welding, vibration welding, hot plate welding and mechanical fastening.

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