While traditional welding can be beneficial in instances where the joining of metals, it isn’t necessary for all things related to the manufacturing process. In fact, in many cases, welding in its most known form should not have anything to do with certain materials. This is where the revolutionary process known as ultrasonic welding becomes a critical part of manufacturing.
For many, ultrasonic welding may not be familiar at all. However, the science behind this process dates back to the 1940s. As the years have moved on, so has the advancement in the technology. With the rise in computer processing power, automation through AI technology, and easier programming software, ultrasonic welding can be put to work to do a number of jobs that would once have taken a significant amount of work by hand.
In the ultrasonic welding process, high frequency sound creates high-speed vibrations inside of the materials that are to be joined together. This, in turn, causes the materials to make contact with each other at a high rate, creating friction. This creates heat, which is what ultimately attaches the materials. Even as an oversimplified version, the clear differences to traditional welding materials can be seen. Furthermore, the advantages ultrasonic welding has with certain materials are also quite unmistakable. It is:

  • quick
  • creates no fumes
  • no consumables such as SAW wires or fluxes
  • easy to use once the hardware is assembled & put into place
    Many companies find themselves at a crossroads, unsure of whether or not it is best to move forward with bringing ultrasonic welding capabilities into their facility. Depending on the extent to which they will use/need it, it may prove to be fairly economical and a wise investment over the course of time. Furthermore, training staff to interact with the hardware may not prove to be too problematic, thereby negating the need to hire an extra employee, full-time or otherwise.
    Using such a well-established and long used process such as ultrasonic welding is also beneficial as it sits well with a company’s clients. It shows that they are working with a company who is willing to invest in technology whose aim is all about efficiency without sacrificing quality control. Everything from auto, medical devices, electronics, product packaging, and component housing all utilize ultrasonic welding, which means that its possibilities are endless.
    But there is also the option of opting for third party contracting of one’s ultrasonic welding needs. While the learning curve and initial investment to have the process in-house is fairly low, it becomes important to ask questions such as:

  • is there space available?
  • who will take on the responsibility on top of their current work?
  • how easily will changes in product packaging & component housing, for example, be able to be executed so as to not impact productivity?
    This is where a company like LoDan Electronics, Inc. becomes a vital part of a company’s productivity. With state-of-the-art technology in-house, including ultrasonic welding capabilities, LoDan is capable of making your project a reality with ease, efficiency, and top-tier quality.
    Learn more about unrivaled ultrasonic welding from Chicago by contacting the team at LoDan Electronics, Inc. today.