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Publication date: 1 June 2002

Ian Jones

The latest developments in the use of lasers for welding plastics are reviewed. Lasers were demonstrated as being suitable for welding plastics in 1970. However, it is…

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The latest developments in the use of lasers for welding plastics are reviewed. Lasers were demonstrated as being suitable for welding plastics in 1970. However, it is only now that they are finding wide application following technical developments in transmission laser welding and ClearWeld™, and the availability of small, economic diode laser systems.

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Assembly Automation, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-5154

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Publication date: 1 February 2004

Brian G. Bryden

High‐powered diode lasers are becoming increasingly used in manufacturing for transmission welding of thermoplastic materials. This process can replace many of the…

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High‐powered diode lasers are becoming increasingly used in manufacturing for transmission welding of thermoplastic materials. This process can replace many of the traditional techniques such as ultrasonic welding. Benefits include being a non‐contact process that can encapsulate sensitive electronic housings without damage. This is described in an electronic throttle assembly case study.

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Industrial Robot: An International Journal, vol. 31 no. 1
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ISSN: 0143-991X

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

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Assembly Automation, vol. 21 no. 1
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Publication date: 1 March 2002

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Assembly Automation, vol. 22 no. 1
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Publication date: 1 August 2004

Brian Rooks

This paper focuses on some of the presentations given at a technical workshop on “Laser processing of polymer‐based materials”, organised by Association of Industrial Laser

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This paper focuses on some of the presentations given at a technical workshop on “Laser processing of polymer‐based materials”, organised by Association of Industrial Laser Users. Applications in cutting and welding are discussed and specifically how different combinations of polymer materials and laser types produce different results. Applications are described that include pre‐weakening of car trims for integrated airbags and “on the fly” scribing of web materials used in packaging. In several of these applications, robots play an important role in manipulating the laser beam.

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Industrial Robot: An International Journal, vol. 31 no. 4
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Publication date: 1 June 2000

Brian Bryden

Trials using high powered laser arrays recently available, have shown that a range of joining and surface treatment processes are possible. These range from transmission…

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Trials using high powered laser arrays recently available, have shown that a range of joining and surface treatment processes are possible. These range from transmission welding of polymeric materials to surface hardening, soldering and welding of steels.

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Assembly Automation, vol. 20 no. 2
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Publication date: 1 December 2003

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Assembly Automation, vol. 23 no. 4
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Publication date: 1 September 1999

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Assembly Automation, vol. 19 no. 3
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Publication date: 1 December 2004

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Assembly Automation, vol. 24 no. 4
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Publication date: 1 December 2004

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Assembly Automation, vol. 24 no. 4
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