There are many different kinds of welding, with ultrasonic welding being only one. This type of welding, however, offers advantages that other forms do not, because of the way it works and the processes used. More traditional forms of welding can be very dangerous and they generate a great deal of heat, harmful light and sparks. They also use large, bulky equipment that sometimes includes things like large gas tanks that must be hauled around.
- No Additional Materials Needed
Traditional types of welding require wires and other materials that are melted and used to bond two pieces of metal, in addition to gas and various types of fuel. Ultrasonic welding uses high-frequency vibrations to bond metals or plastics and needs no additional materials or equipment. You can also purchase tooling or horns for more variety in the work you’re able to do or ultrasonic converter repairs, should something break down.
Ultrasonic welding is also a very fast process. Each weld takes under a second to perform, whereas, traditional welding takes much longer. There is also no need to wait for ultrasonic welds to cool down which also greatly reduces the amount of time the process takes. Since ultrasonic welding also uses less equipment and fewer tools, it takes less time to set up and prepare.
Traditional welds can be quite messy. They often turn out very uneven or unpleasing aesthetically which means they then have to be ground down and fixed. Welding can also introduce impurities to the materials or splatter onto other areas of the project. Ultrasonic welding has none of these issues.
Ultrasonic welding has other advantages as well, it can be used with things like plastic or other materials that are sensitive to heat, it also doesn’t require as much safety gear as traditional welding. Ultimately, the type of welding that is best for you will depend on your project and its requirements as well as your own desires and comfort.