Competing Processes – Adhesive Bonding versus Laser Welding

Competing Processes – Adhesive Bonding versus Laser Welding

The increasing adoption of laser welding is due in no small part to the many technical advantages it offers. With regard to the economic advantages, prejudices still exist on account of higher investment costs for suitable materials. Any comparison with other processes must consider all aspects.

This study is a direct economic comparison of laser welding to adhesive bonding. The application in question is an automotive part, a plastic sensor housing containing sensitive electronics. Some of the many factors considered are inputs, labor, throughput times and quality.

 

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