On behalf of our customers, ICL Tech aims to optimise the safety, performance and lifetime of welded thermoplastics parts. Highly experienced and fully trained members of our fabrication team are specialists in welding semi-finished plastic materials and component parts.
Applications frequently include machine guards, chemical industry devices and industrial tanks that require impervious, strong bonded joints. Our smaller more complex welded assemblies originate from sectors including medical, automotive and electronics.
ICL Tech’s customers rely upon our knowledge and know-how to select the plastics and welding methods best suited to their applications’ needs. For those still at the design stage, our expertise helps to avoid scenarios in which thermoplastic welds can be expected to fail, or underperform.
High standards in quality and safety.
The carefully thought out ergonomics of ICL Tech’s workplace, alongside the skills and knowledge of our welders is key to maintaining our high standards in quality and safety. We are ISO 9001:2015 accredited and seek to continually improve, streamline our operations, and reduce costs.
Hot gas (or hot air) welding, is a technique that uses heat. Sheet sections of thermoplastics – the parts to be joined - are placed in a V-butt or T-butt position with a consumable plastic filler rod that must be the same or similar material at the joint area. A jet of hot gas (or air) from a welder gun softens and fuses together the parts with the rod to form the weld.
Applications for hot gas welding are many and varied, and include repair works, containment tanks, vessels, ventilation ducting, heat exchangers, protective guards, panels and more.
Ultrasonic welding involves converting high frequency energy into a mechanical motion (vibrations) to create frictional heat in the joint or weld area. This melts the plastic to from a molecular bond. The heat intensity depends on the loss modulus of the polymer, the frequency (typically 20, 30 or 40 kHz), and amplitude of the ultrasonic vibrations.
Due to very low weld times, and the quality of end visual appearances, ultrasonic welding is a popular choice for component assembly in industries including automotive, aerospace, medical, electronics, and consumer appliances.
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