Products with thermoplastic films are among the many products that can undergo radio frequency welding. RF welding is used to form a strong air-and liquid-tight seam for many types of products that maximizes their longevity. This sealing process is used in the fabrication of a wide variety of products across a wide range of industries. AmCraft Manufacturing offers this along with a selection of other plastic/vinyl sealing services.
Benefits of RF Welding for Products with Thermoplastic Polyurethane Films
The difference between RF sealing and other welding methods is the use of electromagnetic energy to temporarily melt two surfaces and fuse them together. Radio frequency generates heat, mixing the two surfaces’ molecules and forming a permanent seal through the use of an upper and lower die/ pneumatic pressure. The resulting seal is as strong as the original surface materials, and can resist tears in many applications.
Because of its polar molecular structure, Thermoplastic Polyurethane film is compatible with RF welding. However, other products such as Polyethylene, Polyester, and fabrics will require a PVC Vinyl or Polyurethane coating to use this process. To accommodate different types of products, we offer other sealing services that can form simple or complex products.
Heat Sealing Services for Other Product Materials
If your product doesn’t include thermoplastic film or other polar molecular structured material, we also offer hot air and hot wedge welding, solvent bonding, and commercial sewing services. Hot air sealing melts and fuses surface materials by directing hot air between material layers and guiding the just heated surfaces through a set of pressurized rollers. Hot wedge welding uses a hot wedge to transfer the heat to the material surfaces and then through the pressurized rollers for permanent fusion together, forming a strong seal that can last for years. Solvent bonding uses chemical solvents to form a permanent bond and commercial sewing can join heavier fabrics together using advanced stitching equipment.
To help determine which service and/or material selection is right for your product, we will need to fully understand the overall form and function of your product. After deciding on a material such as Thermoplastic Polyurethane film or another sealable surface, we can select the appropriate service based on the product’s shape, size, and functionality.
Help with Product Redesign and Reengineering
For companies that want to create a new product, we can assist with the overall design, engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing of nearly any product. We can also redesign and reengineer existing products to help improve the overall quality of a product. Simply provide us with CAD drawings, and we will work with you to determine which materials and processes to use in fabrication. Through AmCraft Manufacturing, you can create a high-quality product that provides long term functionality.
If you would like more details about RF Welding for thermoplastic films or other materials, contact AmCraft Manufacturing online today. We can help you get started on the fabrication of your product today, and work with you every step of the way to completion.