The influence of glass reinforcement on the diode laser transmission welding of nylon
UNSPECIFIED (2000) The influence of glass reinforcement on the diode laser transmission welding of nylon. In: Laser Materials Processing Conference (ICALEO(R) 2000), OCT 02-05, 2000, DEARBORN, MI.Full text not available from this repository.
Diode laser transmission welding is a relatively new type of joining process for polymeric materials. A laser beam in the near infra red region of the spectrum will pass through thermoplastics yet will be absorbed by additives in the material such as pigments, bulk fillers and strengthening media. This work has used a high power direct diode laser to demonstrate the feasibility of joining nylon reinforced with up to 30% glass fibre. The effect of glass reinforcement on transmission has been investigated, as has the effect of processing speed on weld strength. Results indicate that although transmission is significantly reduced by the presence of glass fibre, it is possible to transmit sufficient energy, without causing damage to the transmitting layer, such that uncoloured reinforced nylon can be bonded to an absorbing lower layer; in this case a 30% glass reinforced nylon coloured with 1% carbon black.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Q Science > QC Physics
|Series Name:||LASER INSTITUTE OF AMERICA - PROCEEDINGS|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ICALEO(R) 2000: PROCEEDINGS OF THE LASER MATERIALS PROCESSING CONFERENCE, VOL 89|
|Publisher:||LASER INST AMERICA|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Title of Event:||Laser Materials Processing Conference (ICALEO(R) 2000)|
|Location of Event:||DEARBORN, MI|
|Date(s) of Event:||OCT 02-05, 2000|
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