Laser Transmission Welding (Clear Joining)
Types of Laser Plastic Welding: Laser Transmission Welding (Clear Joining)
In normal laser plastic welding, one layer needs to be laser-absorbent in order to fuse with the other layer. However, there may be situations whereby both the components are laser-transparent. LPKF's patented ClearJoining procedure allows for two laser-transparent components to be joined without the use of additives, resulting in a clear seam that is aesthetically pleasing, yet permanent and reliable.
This procedure overcomes the limits of traditional transmission welding and enables laser light to be absorbed even in clear components.
- Medical technology applications, such as catheters and anus praeter
- Clear/Laser-Transparent components being laser welded together