Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten from the IKT Stuttgart (Institut für Kunststofftechnik at the University of Stuttgart) and his colleague Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin Neubig visited Herrmann Ultraschall to talk about future trends in ultrasonic welding of thermoplastics
Rentals from various industrial venues are part of the new IKT laboratory (called ZfP = Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung) which was inaugurated last April; among the equipment is an ultrasonic welder HiQ DIALOG 4800 by Herrmann Ultraschall with up to four programmable weld forces for sophisticated applications.
The IKT and the IKP in Stuttgart were founded in the 1960s. In 2010 the University of Stuttgart joined them under the leadership of Prof. Bonten. In the area of plastics the new IKT covers technologies, materials and process engineering as well as product development.