2020 №09 (06) DOI of Article
2020 №09 (08)

The Paton Welding Journal 2020 #09
TPWJ, 2020, #9, 40-42 pages

Welding of polymer films by low power lasers

M.G. Korab, M.V. Yurzhenko, A.V. Vashchuk and M.G. Menzheres
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine 11 Kazymyr Malevych Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua

The technology of laser welding by a transmission method allows welding overlapping polymeric films and sheets of various thickness. Welding of polyvinyl chloride films using a solid-state diode-pumped laser (DPSS) of 10 W power, which generates green radiation with wavelength of 532 nm, was performed in the developed experimental equipment. Application of this method made it possible to weld transparent multilayer medical films Wipak. Experiments have shown that with the help of such a laser it is possible to form a high-quality joint of Wipak medical film with paper. 9 Ref., 5 Figures. Keywords: welded joints, polymer films, transmission laser welding, diode lasers

Received 27.07.2020


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