AMADA WELD TECH offers educational webinars on a quarterly basis. Topics include equipment selection, process optimization, applications and more.

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Because we know that isn't always possible to attend these events live, we've made our recordings available to you here, to watch at your leisure.

Resistance Welding Systems: Transitioning from R&D to Manual and Automated Production

June 2021

Manufacturing success is found at the intersection of materials, process, part design and equipment. In this webinar, we will explore the things that need to be considered when making the transition from a manual resistance welding process to an automated operation.

This webinar is geared toward process engineers, manufacturing engineers and operators with some resistance welding experience.

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Achieving Success in Hot Bar Reflow Soldering

March 2021

Manufacturing process success relies on having the right materials, process settings, part design and equipment. In this webinar, we will cover the Fundamentals of Hot Bar Reflow Soldering, answering the questions “What is it and how does it work?” and “Where is it used?” We will also look at typical hot bar reflow soldering applications and discuss why they were successful.

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Black, Corrosion Resistant Laser Marking

February 2021

Implantable medical devices are commonly made from stainless steel due to the material’s biocompatibility and durability, and many of these parts must bear a Unique Device Identifier (UDI) - a permanent, high-contrast black mark - to meet FDA traceability regulations. This presentation covers picosecond laser black, corrosion-resistant marking and demonstrates performance under a variety of real-life conditions to which the marked parts were exposed, comparing them to marks made on the same parts by nanosecond lasers.

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Laser Tube Cutting in the Medical Device Industry

January 2021

Laser tube cutting is a high precision manufacturing process commonly used in the medical device industry to create small, intricate parts, such as cannulae, hypotubes, and stents. Laser tube cutter systems are designed to be stable, reliable, and capable of high throughput production with minimal operator supervision. With both fiber laser and femtosecond laser options, laser tube cutting processes can be optimized to fulfill a broad range of application requirements for speed, precision, and quality.

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Ensuring Manufacturing Success with Laser Microwelding Processes

January 2021

Laser microwelding is a manufacturing process that joins parts on a millimeter scale. The miniature size of the parts brings challenges to achieving consistency in welding quality and production success. Mark Boyle covers several key factors to consider along with solutions for laser microwelding processes. Presented as part of the 2021 Photonics Spectra Conference.

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AC vs AC Inverter Welding and Fine Wire Compacting

November 2020

AC welding is a traditional welding technology that draws electricity directly from the wall, making it susceptible to line voltage fluctuations. AC inverter technology, however, maintains the ability to switch the polarity, and, because the source is now rectified, eliminates fluctuations in current resulting in improved weld quality for many applications. The similarities in technology make it easy to upgrade to an AC inverter power supply to access this additional control without disrupting the rest of your manufacturing setup

This webinar is geared toward process engineers, R&D engineers and operators with some resistance welding / wire compacting experience.

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Resistance Welding Troubleshooting

October 2020

Welding success can be found at the intersection of material choice, process parameters, and equipment selection. Once those are all defined and optimized, the successful manufacturing process is locked in place. However, in reality, there are process variations and production tolerances that can occur and negatively affect the welding result. This webinar covers the basics to troubleshoot the issue and quickly get back on track.

This webinar is geared toward process engineers, R&D engineers and operators with some resistance welding experience.

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Laser Micromachining – A Versatile Solution for High Precision Materials Processing

October 2020

Laser micromachining is a tightly controlled material removal process that is ideal for applications which require small, tight-tolerance features and complex geometries. The integration of ultrashort pulse femtosecond laser technology into advanced manufacturing machines enables stable production of high quality metal, polymer, ceramic, and glass parts for applications ranging from medical devices to electronics to aerospace components.

This presentation covers ultrashort pulse laser processing capabilities and its benefits in laser micromachining.

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System Basics

September 2020

Standalone work cells or systems can be simple or very complex depending on the part design, desired throughput, and quality requirements. There are many components to a system including motion, vision, tooling, safety, and other considerations that go into the design.

In this presentation, we will take a fictitious part and design a sample system.

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Solutions in e-Mobility: 3 Distinct Technologies for Battery Manufacturing

September 2020

Batteries and battery packs – especially in the e-Mobility marketplace – require robust connections to ensure quality and performance. There are several different technologies available to address these applications, but one size does not fit all. AMADA WELD TECH supplies 3 primary technologies to make these connections:

  • Laser Welding
  • Resistance Welding
  • Micro TIG Welding

    • Learn how to determine which one is best for YOUR unique application as we address some of the key considerations and benefits of each.

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Overcoming Key Challenges to Tab-to-Cell Connections for Battery Pack Manufacturing

July 2020

Successful tab-to-cell connections determine the manufacturability of a battery pack. A number of challenges exist, including material selection, tolerances of fit-up, speed of assembly and monitoring to ensure that a successful weld joint was achieved. Proper equipment and process development will determine the quality and throughput that can be achieved.

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Solving Moisture Content in Hermetically Sealed Packages

July 2020

What causes hermetically sealed packages to fail RGA? How is hermeticity tested and why is important?

This webinar attempts to answer that question by looking at industry standards, examining moisture and preventing moisture contamination and various ways to validate part hermeticity.

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Lasers in Medical Device Manufacturing

April 2020

Lasers are frequently used in medical device manufacturing. This includes processes like laser marking, laser welding, laser cutting, and laser micromachining. In this webinar, we explore some of the commercially available lasers for these applications and several process examples.

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Equipment Selection for Your Microjoining Process: Resistance Welding Power Supplies and Weld Heads

March 2020

Selection of resistance welding equipment is not as simple as you may think. It depends on application driven factors: part materials, part placement, manufacturing requirements and power available in the facility, to name a few. Some common questions in appropriate equipment selection:

  • Is your part conductive or non-conductive?
  • Are you welding flat parts or complex geometries?
  • Is your weld part of an automated production line or is it operator driven?
  • Is the power in your facility three-phase or single phase?

This webinar covers the different types of resistance weld heads and power supplies and the considerations and decisions that go into matching equipment to most micro joining applications.

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Improved Process Reliability and Quality through Laser Weld Monitoring

December 2019

Reliability, quality, and throughput are key performance indicators in manufacturing. Production defects can include faults in the material, process, and equipment. The ability to quickly assess and also record weld quality is vital for production success.

This webinar will cover the basics of laser weld process monitoring; we will discuss potential weld defects and how to detect them in real time.

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Fundamentals of Hermetic Seam Welding of Electronic Packages

September 2019

This webinar covers typical hermetic seam sealing applications using High Frequency Inverter seam welders for a range of markets including medical device manufacturing, electronic and communication devices.

Hermetic Sealing of Electronic Packages is the solution to protect sensitive components like implantable medical devices, RF and photonic communication devices and sensors that needs to withstand harsh or challenging environmental conditions by encapsulating these devices into leak tight metal or ceramic package. The hermetic seal can be realized by joining a metal lid to a metal housing by applying a series of overlapping weld spots creating one continuous weld joint.

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Laser Source Selection for Microwelding

June 2019

This webinar covers laser engine and beam delivery options for microwelding applications for a range of markets, including medical device manufacturing, automotive components, electronic leads, and batteries.

Microwelding can generally be defined as weld penetration <1 mm (0.040 in.) and weld width <1 mm (0.040 in.). Component size typically ranges from microscopic to hand-held.

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Resistance Weld Monitoring for Improved Product Quality and Throughput

December 2018

Our expert product engineers will present the fundamentals of weld monitoring including what values can be measured, what can they tell you about your process and how checkers/monitors are typically implemented. Finally, they will present a future outlook for weld monitoring:

  • Background/History
  • Values that can be monitored during weld processes
  • What the values tell you
  • Typical integration at weld stations
  • Future of process monitoring – the use of data

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Femtosecond Laser Cutting of Medical Tubes

June 2018

The femtosecond laser offers burr free cutting of any metal or plastic so has great potential to significantly reduce post processing costs. This brief 30-minute webinar provides a practical overview of using the femtosecond laser to cut a variety of medical tubing - find out where the femtosecond laser works well, and where it doesn’t. There are application examples given, along with comparative data showing the differences to fiber laser tube cutting for both cut quality and speed.

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