This Monday, we received our clients’ plastic samples, these are switch buttons that are made of ABS plastic. His welding requirements are shown as follows:
Figure 1 Switch Button
Ultrasonic welding is strong and commonly used for joining thermoplastics, and ABS, being a thermoplastic polymer, responds well to this welding technique. The switch buttons plastic welding lines are designed with energy directors, to concentrate and guide the ultrasonic energy to specific areas, promoting better material melting and bonding. The energy directors are shown as below:
Figure 2 Energy Director
After analyzing the product material and structure, we recommended our DS400 series ultrasonic welding machine 20KHz 2500W.
Figure 3 DS400 Series Ultrasonic Welder
Usually, when we receive the plastic samples, we will use our ultrasonic welding machine to test the Welding feasibility with our existing ultrasonic molds. If the welding results are good, we will arrange the ultrasonic mold design and processing to adapt to the plastic products.
Formal Welding Test
1.Install ultrasonic molds
The ultrasonic molds include an upper mold and a lower mold, when the ultrasonic molds are ready, we install them into the ultrasonic welding machine, as shown below, the upper mold is connected to the transducer of the welder, while the lower mold is fixed by two fixtures on the worktable.
Figure 4 Ultrasonic Molds
2. Set the technical parameters
For the DS400 series ultrasonic plastic welder, we have four welding modes: time, energy, time+energy, and ground detection. We do some weld testing at first to find suitable data and set them as below:
Figure 5 Technical Parameter Setting
3. Welding Process
First, we measure the height of the product before welding. Then, we put the plastic switch button into the lower mold, press the start button, the ultrasonic welding head down, and start to work as the parameters set. At last, we measure the height of the button after welding. We tested the welding result is good, for more details, you can refer to the video below.
If you have plastic welding requirements and want to choose ultrasonic welding technology, feel free to reach out to us for professional suggestions. We are always here to support you.
K&M Technologies Ltd is a one-stop solution provider in the ultrasonic welding business, our ultrasonic products can be used in different application industries, such as automotive, medical technology, battery, electronics, food, packaging machinery, etc.
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