Laser Plastic Welding
In industrial manufacturing, every gram of weight counts. Laser technology is used for a wide variety of applications. This example illustrates an innovative application – laser plastic welding of speedometer panels. This process eliminates the need for screws, clamps or glue. The new fiber laser technology uses a large focal depth. As a result, process-tolerant welding is possible even if the materials have different wall thicknesses or are not entirely square during the welding process.