The Assembly Show (Chicago, IL 2015)
The Assembly Show in Chicago showcases the industry's latest assembly related technologies. Jasco principals Branson Ultrasonics, Zaxis, and ASG all exhibited. Guy O'Gara and Brian Mueller of Jasco are pictured with Don Parr at the Zaxis exhibit.
Exhibiting at The Battery Show (Novi, MI 2015)
The Battery Show Exhibition & Conference is a showcase of advanced battery technology for electric & hybrid vehicles, utility & renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military and telecommunications. Ultrasonic metal welding is an important joining technology for advanced battery manufacturing. Branson exhibits annually at The Battery Show. Brian Mueller of Jasco participates in the Branson exhibit and also appreciates the three days of networking, learning, and business discussions. Over 500 exhibitors participated in this show's 6th consecutive year.
Branson GLX-3: Large Part Format Laser Welder
GLX-3 laser welders perform clean, highs-speed welding of large plastic parts with complex geometries. The key feature is simultaneous through-transmission infrared technology, which heats, melts, and joins a 2-meter-long weld line of two or more parts within 0.5 to 5 seconds. This technology enables precise welding at variable weld widths and weld depths from less than 0.05 to greater than 1 millimeter. The welders feature a servo-driven lift table designed to accommodate single- or multi-cavity tooling with a combined weight up to 500 kilograms.
Q&A: Laser Welding of Plastics
by John Paul "J.P." Kurpiewski (Branson Ultrasonics)
"When light reaches a material, it can be transmitted, reflected or absorbed... In general, plastic welding is a process where heat is generated to melt plastic and form chemical bonds upon re-solidifying. Other welding processes, such as ultrasonic or vibration, generate heat from friction caused when parts impact or are rubbed together. However, laser welding can create heat without contact or harsh forces, thus resulting in a more precise, aesthetically cleaner weld."
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