Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-0441
2001-03-05

Forward to Better Understanding of Optimized Performance of Welded Joints: Local Reinforcement and Memory Effects for Polyamides 2001-01-0441

A comparative study of the mechanical performance of welded polyamide joints is evaluated. Under optimized welding (linear and orbital vibration, hot plate, transmission laser) conditions, the tensile strength of welded polyamide/nylon (filled and fiber-reinforced) is close or slightly higher (up to 14%) than the tensile strength of the base polymer (non-filled polyamide).
In this study, the influence of two important effects (local reinforcement and “memory”) on the mechanical performance of polyamide/nylon welds is analyzed and discussed. The results presented in this study will help plastic part designers, material developers and manufacturers, choose optimized welding conditions for polyamide/nylon parts in a wide range of industrial applications.

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