Techie Tuesday: RF Welding

Fabricating Folbot skin-on-frame, folding kayaks is both a science and an art. Likewise, RF welding is a science and an art. There’s plenty of science that makes it work and there are some great engineers that have designed our machine. But still, it’s an art.

20140106-200142.jpgAbove is the “tube” of our RF welder that helps us transform 220V of electricity into more than 5000V and harness that power to become high frequency radio waves. We use those radio waves with precision tooling to weld sheets of plastic together in specific shapes. These shapes form our keel ends, seats, bladders, etc. Just part of the art and science that allows us to make durable, portable, performance kayaks.

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