LPKF PowerWeld 2600

Laser plastic welding is particularly safe, hygienic and economic – and therefore the optimal solution for medical technology. At the Medtec Europe show, LPKF will be showcasing the first system in a new machine generation, and a method for the production of sophisticated microfluidic components.

Lasers are ideally suited to medical technology applications: they are extremely hygienic, generate no dust or particles, and can process a wide range of materials without needing any additives. With its latest upgrade of the LPKF PowerWeld 2600, LPKF launches another product line which is even more standardized than the previous machine generations. It incorporates new design specifications which support more efficient production and simpler maintenance. The system can be equipped with different laser sources: Fiber lasers for instance are ideal for extremely fine weld seams, while the adapted ClearJoining accessories allow the welding of large transparent parts.

At Medtec Europe, LPKF will also be presenting the ClearJoining technol-ogy for the precise welding of transparent components. The LPKF Preci-sionWeld welding system specially designed for this purpose is show-cased on Booth C11 in Hall 7. A special laser source enables the creation of ultra-fine weld seams with a width of only 100 µm. The joining pressure is applied by an integrated over-pressure clamping system.


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