From time to time, questions have been raised about the viability of ultrasonics technology to weld tinned and oxidized wires and terminals. Sonobond Ultrasonics has the ONLY System with this capability—the Wedge- Reed System—which received the first patent ever issued for ultrasonic metal welding. As demand for reliable, highly conductive welds of tin-coated copper wires and terminals continues to increase, so do requests for information that explains how our unique technology provides the required weld quality without sacrificing the protective properties of the tin coating. We have recently expanded the technical data available on our Wedge-Reed System, which can be accessed from our website. Various documents can be easily downloaded, including a comparison and explanation on why our Wedge-Reed System outperforms competitors’ lateral drive systems for welding tinned and oxidized wires and terminals. Please go to our Ultrasonics Metal Welding Technology page. Scroll down to see a complete list of resources on our nonferrous and tinned metal welding capabilities.