Webinars

AMADA WELD TECH offers educational webinars on a quarterly basis. Topics include equipment selection, process optimization, applications and more. While it's best to attend these events live, we know that isn't always possible. So we've made our recordings available to you here, to watch at your leisure.

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 application and several process examples.

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

Presented March 12, 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 Laser Weld Monitoring

Presented December 11, 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 covers 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

Presented September 17, 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

Presented June 25, 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

Presented December 14, 2018

Our expert product engineers 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

Presented June 14, 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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