UV and UV LED Light Curing Systems
As a UV and UV LED curing systems supplier, DoctorUV offers a variety of high-performance UV curing systems for inks, adhesives, coatings, and more. From small simple devices for R&D use, to complex systems like 3D UV, to conveyor-fed production setups, we have the ideal UV curing system for your application.
How Does a UV Light Curing System Work?
First adopted commercially in the 1960s, UV curing offers numerous advantages over other drying and curing methods. Using high-intensity ultraviolet (UV) light, UV curing produces a photochemical reaction that almost instantly cures inks, adhesives, and coatings.
A high speed, low temperature, generally solvent-free process, UV curing acts via a process called photopolymerization rather than evaporation. This allows for near-instant curing, which increases production speeds and reduces reject rates. UV curing systems require less floor space and energy than other types of drying equipment, and the process can help increase yield while minimizing scrap.
UV Curing Industries and Applications
UV curing has proven useful in a broad spectrum of industries and applications, from medical and scientific device manufacturing to printing and packaging to artistic and educational pursuits. UV curing has become increasingly important for not just 3D printing, but digital printing as well. Additional industries that can benefit from UV curing systems include:
- Metal coating industries
- Aerospace and Defense
- Medical Device Manufacturing
UV light and UV LED curing systems have become integral for medical device manufacturers. UV light curing systems are ideal for inks, coatings, and adhesives as they meet automation and low energy requirements. These UV Cured medical products have exhibited improved physical properties over those produced by other methods. UV curing equipment allows for reduced processing time and costs due to how UV curing systems work. Medical products can now be manufactured at a higher volume and reduced cost due to rapid process provided by UV light curing.
Benefits of UV Curing
- Greater scratch and abrasion resistance
- Better solvent resistance
- Higher finish gloss
- Improved hardness
- Superior bonding strength
- No solvents. A green technology
- Instantaneous cure! No waiting!
UV Arc Lamps, UV Spot Cure Systems, UV LED Technology & More
Our inventory of UV light and UV LED curing systems includes high-performance solutions from the industry’s leading manufacturers, including Heraeus/Fusion UV, Integration Technologies and EIT. No matter what your UV curing needs, we have the right solution.
Contact our expert team if you’re unsure which UV curing system will work best for your unique needs—we’re happy to help!
ARC Lamp Systems. UV ARC lamp systems offered in a variety of sizes and configurations. Features adjustable power outputs and long-life UV bulbs.
Microwave UV Systems. Electrode-less UV curing lamp systems, ideal for curing inks and coatings. Highly efficient, used in a variety of industries including medical device manufacturing, R&D, cleanroom applications, and more.
Spot Cure Systems. DoctorUV offers new spot cure UV systems, refurbished systems, and rental spot cure UV systems. Traditional mercury ARC lamp systems and LED spot cure systems are just 2 of the many options available.
UV LED Curing. Environmentally friendly, UV LED curing systems increase productivity as well as offering benefits for printers using different heat-sensitive substrates
UV Measurement. UV measurement devices are crucial for establishing and maintaining ideal performance levels in your UV curing operations.
UV Conveyors. High-performance UV conveyors, ideal for labs, R&D, and more. Our UV conveyors can be paired with a variety of UV lamp systems. We can also create a custom UV conveyor based on your specific UV conveyor needs.
Additional Products and Services For Your UV Curing NeedsDoctorUV carries a wide range of products, services and vendor referrals for your UV curing needs. Some products we offer include:
Adhesives and Resins. UV lamps and UV LED equipment are used to cure UV structural adhesives for bonding glass, plastic, metals, ceramics, ferrites, and much more
Coatings and Encapsulants. UV lamps and equipment are used to cure conformal coatings, glob-tops, sealants, potting compounds and encapsulants for electronic and electrical applications.
Fiberglass Resins. UV lamps and equipment are used to cure UV resins as sheet laminates, paste and gels for composite manufacturing. Additional uses include cladding pipework and tanks for environmental protection, boat, and general repairs.
Paints, Primers, Fillers and Clearcoats. UV lamps and UV LED are used to cure paints, primers, fillers, and clear coats:
- Auto-refinish collision repairs
- Smart repairs of alloy wheels
- Wood finishing
- Musical instrument finishing and repair
Inks and Lacquers. UV lamps and equipment are used to cure inks and lacquers in printing processes such as
- Ink jet printing
- Screen printing
- 3D printing
- Label printing
Discuss Your UV Curing Needs with DoctorUV TodayFor over 33 years, the DoctorUV team has provided technical solutions, solving complex problems for a wide range of manufacturers. Our UV curing expertise can help you determine which UV light or UV LED curing system is best suited for your application needs.
Request a quote or contact DoctorUV for UV curing equipment today.