Solve Joining Challenges as Device Manufacturers Moving Away from PVC and PC

by , | Jan 27, 2023 | Welding, Assembly & Cleaning | 0 comments

Are you stuck with the joining challenges of modern device manufacturing?

As device manufacturers move away from polycarbonate (PC) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, they face a unique set of challenges when it comes to joining the new materials.

Some traditional joining techniques such as adhesives and mechanical fasteners are not effective on other resin choices, leaving device manufacturers with few viable options. Other welding techniques like conductive (heat) welding, radio-frequency (RF) welding (also known as high-frequency or dielectric welding) and solvent welding can also be problematic.


In order to solve these joining challenges, it is important for device manufacturers to understand the different properties of the various resins available and apply appropriate joining techniques that will ensure a secure connection.

Medical-device makers, like all manufacturers, are struggling to remain profitable as they ramp up production to meet the medical industry’s demand, contend with stringent quality and cleanliness standards, and respond to increasing pressure to operate more sustainably. Citing these challenges, ultrasonic and laser welding presents various solutions to improve the efficiency, quality, and output of compliant medical devices.

In this article from our expert, Didier Perret, he looks at some of the challenges and opportunities in medical production assembly that ultrasonic, laser welding and other related processes can solve with innovative and high-strength adhesive technology.

If you’re interested to learn more about customized precision joining solutions for assembling medical devices and meeting the stringent demand of the medical industries, visit the Medical Device Fabrication & Assembly website.



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