I. Jones, TWI Ltd, UK
This chapter describes the various methods of using lasers to weld plastics. Particular attention is paid to the most commonly used method – transmission laser welding. The different types of equipment available are discussed, including the laser types, beam delivery and clamping equipment. The user is assisted in application of laser welding by the inclusion of successful joint designs, suggested monitoring methods and information on the effects of the main welding process parameters.
Laser welding ...