A Success Story about Team Work and Tenacity

Dukane feels honored and proud to be part of the award winning team for Tonneau cover assembly on the 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup. This winning team in eleven months designed and created a Tonneau cover that is not only flexible and light weight but also provides the required strength and security to the end user.… Continue Reading A Success Story about Team Work and Tenacity

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!

What Amplitude is needed to weld my plastic components?

What exactly is “Amplitude” and why is it important?  Amplitude is the peak-to-peak movement, or expansion/contraction, of an ultrasonic tool stack.  Each component can multiply the amplitude that comes from the transducer, the amount of increase or decrease is called “Gain”.  The total gain of the stack components determines the final amplitude at the working… Continue Reading What Amplitude is needed to weld my plastic components?

Vibration Welding and Compatibility of Materials

For most applications, you weld the same material to the same material, example (ABS to ABS). To bond two thermoplastic parts it is necessary that the materials be chemically compatible. Otherwise, even though both materials melt at the same temperature no molecular bond will occur. A good example of this is polypropylene and polyethylene. Both… Continue Reading Vibration Welding and Compatibility of Materials

Dukane black and gold helps the world be more “Green”

Dukane Ultrasonics is playing a key role in helping companies reduce their carbon foot print thereby reducing global warming. It is generally understood that ultrasonics is a far more energy efficient process for welding plastic materials than processes such as heat-staking or hot-air welding. However, in addition to these plastic welding applications, Dukane’s ultrasonic welding… Continue Reading Dukane black and gold helps the world be more “Green”