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Laser Plastic Welding of Electronic Enclosures and Housings

Tualatin, OR, January 2019 — LPKF Laser & Electronics will be exhibiting at the IPC/APEX Expo in San Diego this year, demonstrating its laser plastic welding system, the InlineWeld 6200.

Laser plastic welding is the ideal joining technology for electronic housings and enclosures. Traditional welding techniques, such as ultrasonic/vibration welding, introduce significant mechanical stress to sensitive electronic components and solder joints on printed circuit boards - negatively influencing the production yield and in-field reliability of the end product. Alternatively, by using laser energy to bond plastic lids to plastic housings, the mechanical stress is eliminated: The housing, lid, and internal electronics remain static during the welding process, ensuring a strong bond while maintaining the integrity of the internal electronics. The implementation of laser plastic welding technology leads to further design and assembly analysis, resulting in cost reductions from improved design methodology and automation for the engineer.

LPKF Laser & Electronics will exhibit in booth 1651 throughout the three-day event, which takes place January 29 – January 31 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. In addition to plastic welding lasers, LPKF will also be showcasing laser machines for board assembly and manufacturing, as well as PCB prototyping milling machines.

For more information on LPKF’s latest laser-based solutions, visit LPKF in booth 1651 at the 2019 IPC/APEX Expo or visit