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Dukane IAS, Exhibiting at Upcoming Trade Shows

Fall is here and Team Dukane is ready to show and share the fruits of our innovative welding technology. We are exhibiting at upcoming trade shows and will be demonstrating our advanced Ultrasonic Welding solutions. The Assembly Show Booth #1439: The Assembly Show gives a unique opportunity to witness new technology and products and interact… Continue Reading Dukane IAS, Exhibiting at Upcoming Trade Shows

Using a Buffer Sheet in the Ultrasonic Welding Process

Appearances matter, and your reputation may depend on that. These days every edge in making consistently appealing and attractive parts is important. So, here’s where the idea of using a buffer sheet in the ultrasonic welding process comes in. What is a buffer sheet anyway? Basically it is a thin film – think sandwich bag… Continue Reading Using a Buffer Sheet in the Ultrasonic Welding Process

Dukane Japan at MD&M in Osaka, Japan

The Dukane Japan team participated for the first time at Manufacturing World Osaka 2013.  Dukane had a booth at the 4th annual Medical Device Development & Manufacturing Expo.  Dukane Japan team at the Medical Device Development &Manufacturing Expo in Osaka, Japan. The staff in Tokyo is ready to assist with your next project – from… Continue Reading Dukane Japan at MD&M in Osaka, Japan

Aesthetic Assembly – The Art to Attractive Bonding

After carefully molding a beautiful product, nothing is worse than seeing it destroyed during assembly. Every joining process is capable of causing marking, flash, particulate, damage to appendages, or other aesthetic defects. However, with proper part design and processing, a finished weld can be imperceptible or even a cosmetic asset. The art to attractive bonding… Continue Reading Aesthetic Assembly – The Art to Attractive Bonding

Meeting Strict Regulations of Assembling Medical Parts

A study done at Value Plastics, a molder of precision molded couplers for medical applications, shows that a servo welder produces hermetic welds with a standard deviation of 0.4% compared to 2.9% when using a pneumatic welder. Those results were reported last month at ANTEC in Cincinnati, OH by three officials at Dukane Corp., which… Continue Reading Meeting Strict Regulations of Assembling Medical Parts

Reduce Residual Stress with iQ Servo Ultrasonic Welder

Even on parts with good weld strength, failure can occur in the field due to residual stresses [A].  With ultrasonic welding, residual stresses are typically in the range of 35 MPa due to the rapid cooling of the small amount of melt [A, B].  Recent experimentation at Turku University of Applied Sciences in Finland have… Continue Reading Reduce Residual Stress with iQ Servo Ultrasonic Welder

Velocity Control with Servo Ultrasonic Welder

Even before the introduction of Dukane’s servo-driven welder, the need for velocity control was recognized.  As Mikell Knights wrote in 2005, “Research has proven that consistency of melting rate has a direct influence on bond strength,”  A linear velocity means a steady melt rate which, in turn, creates a homogenous molecular structure and a stronger… Continue Reading Velocity Control with Servo Ultrasonic Welder

Tech Center Shines!

We invite you to come see us at Dukane’s Automotive Technical Center in Wixom, Michigan. The place has taken on a new, refreshing look, and really shines! A recent upgrade to the facility coincides with some milestones for the company: 5 years for the Wixom Center, and 90 years for Dukane Corporation, St. Charles, Illinois.… Continue Reading Tech Center Shines!

Advantages of Servo Driven Ultrasonic Welder

Ultrasonic welding is one of the most widely used processes for bonding polymers, valued for its speed, flexibility, and low cost. Recently, there has been a call for more controlled and consistent ultrasonic welding processes, as part designs become more complex and requirements more stringent.  There is also a need for strong, dimensionally consistent parts… Continue Reading Advantages of Servo Driven Ultrasonic Welder

Dukane Announces ISTeP – An Advanced Test Part

Dukane Corporation has taken a significant step to improve the ultrasonic industry’s standard test part. They’re calling it the ISTeP, a two-piece cylindrical part used to test a variety of welded parts’ characteristics. With ISTeP, ultrasonic weld quality and reliability can be determined with enhanced confidence. Outside the I-beam – By rethinking the design of… Continue Reading Dukane Announces ISTeP – An Advanced Test Part

Equipment for Bioplastics Characterization Lab

Dukane Corporation donated a pneumatic ultrasonic welder and loaned a servo-actuator controlled ultrasonic welding system to David Grewell’s bioplastics research group. The new equipment will be used to study various control algorithms for cutting polylactic acid (PLA) films. They were installed in the Bioplastics Characterization Lab, part of the suite of research labs operated by… Continue Reading Equipment for Bioplastics Characterization Lab

Why am I getting inconsistent parts?

QUESTION: I’m getting inconsistent parts even though I’m following the same parameters. Why? ANSWER: You need to look at all elements of the project in order to pinpoint the problem. We suggest looking at the molded parts for warpage, heat sinks and cavity-to-cavity variations. Look at the joint design to make sure you have the… Continue Reading Why am I getting inconsistent parts?

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