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How to Design for Laser Plastic Welding

Learn how to design your parts for laser plastic welding. This technology produces clean, precise welds in quick cycle times. Take full advantage of it by learning how to optimize the design of your plastic parts for laser welding.

Participants can expect to learn…

  • The 3 key elements of laser plastic welding
  • Design guidelines for laser plastic welding
  • How to convert your design from other technologies to laser
  • Benefits of configuring your laser welding equipment to your application’s needs

Time: Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11 AM EST

Presenter: Drew Jelgerhuis – Laser Plastic Welding Specialist

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Introduction to HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing

The game-changing HP MJF process makes strong thermoplastic parts that are well-suited for functional prototypes, manufacturing fixtures, and end-use production. Learn the basics of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing so you can begin to speed up development, reduce the costs of functional prototyping, and consider additive manufacturing for production. Participants can expect to learn…

  • How the Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing process works
  • How MJF compares to other 3D printing processes
  • Materials used in MJF
  • MJF application examples
  • Fundamentals of how to design for MJF
  • Keys to making great functional prototypes with MJF
  • Common finishing and assembly processes for MJF

How to Get Started with Laser Plastic Welding

Learn how to use laser plastic welding to achieve a precise, strong, and clean assembly. Participants can expect to learn…

  • The basics of laser plastic welding
  • Benefits of a laser-welded assembly
  • How laser welding equipment can be customized around an application
  • Material requirements for laser welding
  • How to control the laser welding process

How to Save Cost and Weight with 3D Printed End of Arm Tooling

Learn how 3D printing can be used to create End of Arm Tooling (EOAT) that is strong and lightweight with tremendous design freedom. Topics covered include:

  • Examples of various EOAT applications
  • Selecting materials ranging from soft-touch to strong and stiff
  • How to design and print integrated pneumatics into EOAT
  • How to design 3D printed EOAT

How to Assemble 3D Printed MJF Parts with Traditional Plastic Joining Technologies

Learn about welding and assembly of 3D printed Multi Jet Fusion parts with plastic joining technologies. Participants can expect to learn…

  • How to use several different plastic assembly technologies (laser welding, hot plate welding, staking, etc.) to create functional assemblies with 3D printed MJF parts
  • How welded MJF parts compare to the performance of welded injection molded parts
  • Material compatibility considerations
  • A framework for understanding primary and secondary plastic manufacturing processes
  • How to achieve a high-value product mix by assembling 3D printed parts with injection molded parts

Reduce Cost and Lead Time with 3D Printed Soft Touch Tooling™

Learn about Extol’s Soft Touch Tooling™ and how additive manufacturing can be leveraged to provide cost-effective and fast solutions while allowing for complex fixture designs. Participants can expect to learn…

  • How HP’s Multi Jet Fusion process and materials unlock tooling applications
  • How 3D printing provides an alternative to traditional cast/poured urethane and machined nesting
  • Guidelines, tips, and tricks for designing for additive tooling
  • The qualities of a successful Soft Touch Tooling application