The 4 Reliable Methods for Controlling & Predicting Laser Weld Quality

The 4 Reliable Methods for Controlling & Predicting Laser Weld Quality

Laser welding is a widely used method in plastic welding, particularly when precise and clean parts are required. But how can we be sure that the weld is of good quality? We utilize four reliable methods in our manufacturing process to ensure that we have achieved a high-quality laser weld. Through these methods, we can control and predict the quality of the weld, ultimately leading to better outcomes.

Extol hosts assembly workshop at Additive Manufacturing UG Conference

Extol hosts assembly workshop at Additive Manufacturing UG Conference

Extol led a hands-on workshop at the annual AMUG conference this year. People learned how to use welding and assembly to find the best solution to meet their 3D printing application’s cost, performance, and lead time needs. Expand your knowledge through my conversation with Extol’s Kyle Harvey about AMUG and the welding and assembly workshop.

The basics of hot plate welding plastic parts

The basics of hot plate welding plastic parts

Hot plate welding is a thermoplastic joining process that uses heat and pressure to form strong, reliable welds in parts. It’s an efficient and cost-effective method for manufacturing components from plastic materials such as PP, ABS, PC, TPE, and more. Hot plate welding offers numerous advantages over other plastic joining methods, such as stronger, particulate-free welds. This guide will cover the basics of hot plate welding, including its steps, benefits, and typical applications. We will also discuss tips for designing your parts for hot plate welding success and the equipment used in this process.

Top 6 Reasons Machine Builders are Switching to 3D Printing

Top 6 Reasons Machine Builders are Switching to 3D Printing

3D printing technology and materials have advanced rapidly, offering new possibilities and advantages for machine builders. Machine builders are replacing traditional CNC machining and urethane casting processes to use 3D printing for applications such as fixtures, EOAT, tricky custom details, and first shots of customer parts for debugging. Let’s explore some of the benefits of 3D printing for machine builders, focusing on design freedom, reducing lead time and cost, reducing detail count, replacing messy urethane casting, keeping debug timelines moving, and reducing weight.

Which Unlocks More 3D Printing Applications? – DfAM or Business Model Innovation

Which Unlocks More 3D Printing Applications? – DfAM or Business Model Innovation

Despite the promise of Additive Manufacturing (AM), many organizations have failed to capitalize on its potential. This is partly because AM presents a unique set of challenges, which can be difficult to overcome without extensive experience and expertise. As a result, many organizations have pursued applications that are not well-suited for AM, leading to late and expensive failures. In order to maximize the benefits of AM, organizations need to invest in and deliver successful applications. With the right approach, AM has the potential to change the world.