In-Situ Temperature Monitoring for Better Thermoplastic Welding


Reliable bonding and joining of thermoplastic materials is a challenging and critical requirement. New in-situ monitoring technologies, based on high-definition distributed fiber optic sensors, are being used to provide real-time data for improved closed-loop control for induction welders, to optimize curing processes and even to validate the quality of adhesive joining processes. This webinar will illustrate how this new technology is being applied, how it provides real-time data not available with other measurement methods and how it can be applied to create smart parts with embedded strain sensors. The webinar will also include a demonstration of the technology.

Key Takeaways

  • Thermoplastic welding and joining
  • In-situ temperature measurements with embedded sensing
  • High-definition distributed fiber optic sensing
  • Closed-loop control of bonding process


Aida Rahim, Ph.D., Senior Applications Engineer, Luna Innovations