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1. (WO2017197428) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WELDING COMPOSITE THERMOPLASTIC MATERIALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/197428    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2016/051181
Publication Date: Fri Nov 24 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: B29C 63/38
B29C 65/74
B23K 11/24
B65B 51/10
Applicants: MTI GROUP PTY LTD
Inventors: BODLEY, Nicolas
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WELDING COMPOSITE THERMOPLASTIC MATERIALS
Abstract:
An apparatus for welding composite thermoplastic materials comprises a welding member configured to receive the composite thermoplastic materials there at; and a controller for controlling a temperature by which composite thermoplastic materials received at the welding member are heated, the controller being configured to provide a plurality of heating cycles during which the composite thermoplastic materials are welded. There is also a method for welding composite thermoplastic materials, the method comprises receiving the composite thermoplastic materials at a welding zone; and applying a plurality of heating cycles to the composite thermoplastic materials at the welding zone.