What is Ultrasonic Welding?
One of the most popular welding techniques used in the welding industry, Ultrasonic welding is one of the fastest, most economical and, easily automated welding processes. It uses mechanical vibrations to generate ultrasound, which is then projected onto the plastic parts that need to be welded.
Ultrasonic welding is more commonly used to weld thermoplastic materials and dissimilar materials in almost all major industries like automotive, appliances, medical, packaging, etc.
What is Resistance Welding?
Resistance welding is a process through which metals are joined together through the application of pressure and conduction of a strong electric current through the metals to melt them, forging them together. It is a highly cost-effective process as no other materials are needed and this type of welding has various applications.
Resistance welding machines are designed, built, and used in a wide range of automotive, aerospace, and industrial applications. The action of these machines can be highly controlled and repeatable through automation, allowing manufacturers to staff production readily.
What is Laser Welding?
Laser welding is one of the most complex forms of welding that has applications spanning across a wide range of industries, from aerospace or automotive to jewelry making. Laser beams offer various options for joining metals as they can meld workpieces both at the surface and create deeper weld seams. It can also be used to join plastics.
Gas lasers, solid-state lasers, and fiber lasers are the three most common lasers used in a laser welding machine.
The laser beam is provided to the machine through the use of optical fibers. Laser welding machines can be either single fiber or multiple fiber machines. The multiple fiber machines have a laser connected to each fiber, increasing the strength of the laser.
Laser welding offers several advantages that other welding types often cannot, such as:
- No form or tool wear occurs
- Doesn’t make use of any electrodes
- Highly accurate targeting -> High-quality welds
- Easily automated process
How can SEE Engineering help you?
SEE Engineering has valuable experience in integrating complex welding machines of various types that will solve your welding needs.
If you’re looking for either ultrasonic, resistance, or laser welding solutions, please get in touch with us here and have a chat.