In ultrasonic welding, high-frequency vibrations are applied to two parts or layers of material by a vibrating tool, commonly called a “horn or sonotrode.” Welding occurs as the result of heat generated at the interface between the parts or surfaces. This technique is fast, efficient, non-contaminating and requires no consumables. In addition to welding, ultrasonic processes can be used to insert, stake, stud weld, degate, and spot weld thermoplastics as well as seal, slit, and laminate thermoplastic films and fabrics. Ultrasonic components can be easily integrated into automated systems.
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