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Automotive Technical Center

The Automotive Technical center exists to support the automotive industry in North America and around the world. We provide, plastic assembly feasibility, weld joint design for appropriate processes, prototype tooling, prototype part runs, pre-production part runs, final check out and run-off of production tools and much more.

We have installed the newest ultrasonic welder technology available in our demonstration room with additional space to house customer machines. This will allow automotive engineers to perform tooling check out and validation on their equipment. Our laboratory welders are now networked directly to our global applications lab using Dukane's new remote iQ explorer software. Our new computer network has also made it possible to be tied directly to our CAD system at Dukane's headquarters in St. Charles, IL.

 

Press Release: Dukane's New Automotive Tech Center
 


At Wixom there is a welding lab showcasing the latest Dukane technology in its full line of welders. We have the most recent additions, the iQ Series ultrasonic press systems, and hand probe units with their best-in-class ergonomics. You will also find systems that demonstrate Servo Spin welding, Thermo Press for heat staking or inserting, and Vibration Welding. Especially impressive is our Model VWB 4700 vibration welder, which is capable of handling a large range of part sizes.

We invite you to call or arrange a visit to the Wixom Tech Center.  The staff is ready to assist with your next project - from concept to build. Services include commissioning welding equipment for launch at customer sites with Dukane's expert resourcing available for each step of the process.

The Tech Center offers its expertise not only for automotive applications, but for other markets as well. Wherever parts assembly solutions are needed, Dukane can offer its wealth of knowledge combined with an advanced line of hardware and software to meet the most demanding requirements.


Automotive Technical Center

47757 West Road
Suite C101
Wixom, MI 48393

Phone: 248-348-0523
Fax: 248-348-0612

Worldwide Automotive Marketing Manager

Ray Laflamme
Mobile: (248) 613-5722
Fax: 248-348-0612

E-mail Address

Automotive Program Manager

Jerry Downing
Mobile: (630) 797-4942
(630) 797-4949

E-mail Address

Automotive Application/Project Engineer

Jacob Prescott
Phone: (630) 797-4925
Fax: (630) 797-4949

E-mail Address

Directions to the Automotive Technical Center

From Detroit Wayne County Airport: Take I-94 West 3.5 miles to I-275 North.  Then I-275 North 18.3 miles to I-96 West.  Take I-96 West 5.8 miles to Beck Road Exit 160.  Make a right hand turn on Beck Road heading North.  Go 0.9 miles North and turn left into drive just before West Road traffic light.  Park in front of Suite C-101.  If missing driveway before West Road light, make a left turn onto West Road and make immediate left turn into driveway.

From the West:  Take Us-23 North or South to get to I-96 East.  Travel I-96 East of US-23, 12.6 miles to Beck Road Exit 160.  Make a left turn on Beck Road heading North.  Go 0.9 miles North and turn left into drive just before West Road traffic light.   Park in front of Suite C-101.  If missing driveway before West Road light, make a left turn onto West Road and make immediate left turn into driveway.

From the East:  Take I-75 North or South to I-696 West.  Take I-696 West to I-96 West.  Take I-96 West 5.8 miles to Beck Road Exit 160.  Make right turn on Beck Road heading North.  Go 0.09 miles North and turn left into drive just before West Road traffic light.  Park in front of Suite C-101.  If missing driveway before West Road light, make a left turn onto West Road and make immediate left turn into driveway.


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