Mon, 03 June, 2019
TWI has paired with Japanese company, Daicel Polymer Ltd. to test and analyse their new DLAMP technology.
The patented technology is used as surface preparation for joining polymers to metals as well as having potential applications for joining composites to metals.
The process involves using a CW laser to create an anchoring structure of crevices, fissures and voids on the metal surface. The heated polymer is forced to permeate into the DLAMP structure and after solidification forms a strong and durable join between the different materials.
TWI will work with Daicel Polymer Ltd. to independently test and analyse the process before working to open up different markets for the product among our Member companies.
While the work is yet to begin, the DLAMP process is expected to find applications in medical, automotive and potentially also the aerospace industry.