Optimization of process parameters in laser transmission welding for food packaging applications

Jonathan Griffiths, Colin Dowding

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Abstract

Plastics’ joining is used widely in food processing applications for the packaging of increasingly diverse food products. Laser transmission welding is an attractive proposition for such applications as it can significantly reduce tooling costs and potential downtime at product changeovers. In order to fulfil this promise in an industrial environment, an effective means of process parameter prediction is required. In this paper, goal driven optimization is conducted, utilizing numerical simulations as the basis for the prediction of optimal process parameters for the laser transmission welding of polyethylene film to a polypropylene substrate. A key consideration of the optimization process is the requirement for specific, pre-defined bonded track widths.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia CIRP
PublisherElsevier
Pages528-532
Number of pages4
Volume74
ISBN (Print)2212-8271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2018

Publication series

Nameprocedia CIRP
PublisherElsevier
ISSN (Print)2212-8271

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