LPKF Laser & Electronics AG won two awards at the Automotive Awards organised by the Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc. (SPE).
Laser plastics welding in the automotive industry is considered a reliable and economic process. LPKF’s capabilities in laser plastics welding have now been confirmed by the renowned SPE with the two Automotive Awards, also known as the ‘Plastics Oscars’.
According to Frank Brunnecker, manager of the Laser Welding Division at laser specialist LPKF Laser & Electronics AG, they won the Innovation Award as well as a third place in the optical part category.
The Erlangen team submitted two entries for the Automotive Award and was recognised in both categories.
Laser plastics welding represents a reliable, clean and economic method for bonding plastics components especially in the automotive industry.
The Innovation Award was given for optimal microphone placement on the seatbelt. The laser transparent microphone housing is welded directly onto the seatbelt of the brand new Audi R8 Spyder with the manufacturer, Paragon Finesse GmbH opting for LPKF laser welding systems.
In the Electronical/Optical Parts category, the taillight on the Hyundai top seller Equus produced by SL Lighting Corporation came in third place.
The light is manufactured using an innovative process wherein the LPKF TwinWeld hybrid welding system combines broadband halogen irradiation with a laser for vision welding premium taillights using light guide technology.
Brunnecker concludes by saying that the awards are confirmation of their capabilities in laser plastics welding in general and the LPKF technology specifically.
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG manufactures machines and laser systems used in electronics fabrication, medical technology, automotive industry and solar cell production.
LPKF’s solutions are available in Australia through Embedded Logic Solutions .