Dukane Test Part in Eastman Tritan™ Medical Toolkit

Dukane ISTeP (Industrial Standard Test Part), a two-piece cylindrical part designed to test various characteristics of different resins and plastic welding processes, is the new addition to the Eastman Tritan™ Medical Toolkit. Each application in the Medical Toolkit demonstrates key attributes Tritan™ offers in the medical device and packaging markets. Complex medical devices often require… Continue Reading Dukane Test Part in Eastman Tritan™ Medical Toolkit

Happy 38th Birthday “Welder”

Yes! You read it right, we recently celebrated the 38th Birthday of our ultrasonic work station built in 1979 to assemble whistles for SERON® Manufacturing.  This was the first-time ultrasonic welding was used for the manufacturing of whistles. Before this, whistles were assembled using adhesives. Mr. Suren V. Seron, current president and owner of Seron… Continue Reading Happy 38th Birthday “Welder”

New White Paper at SPE Events

Dukane is participating at two upcoming SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) events, ANTEC® and SPE Decorating & Assembly Division Topical Conference of 2016. We are presenting a paper on “Generating Stronger and Reliable Ultrasonically Welded parts by Utilizing Advanced Melt Flow Controls of Servo Driven Ultrasonic Welding Equipment.” Chief Engineer for Advanced Technologies, Dr. Alexander… Continue Reading New White Paper at SPE Events

Intelligent Assembly Solutions for Medical Devices

Medical devices are complex by nature and designed to assist in healing the human body. Therefore, these devices have the highest quality standards and are subject to stringent regulations.   In addition, staying cost effective and employing sustainable manufacturing practices are emerging needs for Medical Device Manufacturers (MDM).  Dukane, as a provider of assembly solutions… Continue Reading Intelligent Assembly Solutions for Medical Devices

Plastic Welding Technical Tip – Weld them while they are hot

Molded parts welded hot off the press will weld differently than if they are allowed to cool. Since these parts are not fully cured, their size and shape can change significantly in the first few minutes out of the molding machine. Freshly molded parts may also retain quite a bit of heat, which can be… Continue Reading Plastic Welding Technical Tip – Weld them while they are hot

Dukane’s Contribution in Advance Research and Education

In recent years, reshoring and the resulting skill gap are the two most distinct trends in the US manufacturing sector. Some of the cost related reasons pointed to by industry experts for reshoring are; increased ocean freight cost, increment in manufacturing wages overseas or changes in exchange rate. Experts also reason that companies want to… Continue Reading Dukane’s Contribution in Advance Research and Education

ISTeP a Standard Test Part for Plastic Joining

The Plastic Welding industry is well aware of the benefits gained from a better weld strength of any plastic material. Whether we are making and delivering medical equipment or packaging for consumer goods, weld strength is the key to achieve customer satisfaction. Dukane’s Industrial Standard Test Part (ISTeP), initially created to test the capabilities of… Continue Reading ISTeP a Standard Test Part for Plastic Joining

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

Assembly Demands Grow for Medical Plastics

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 Assembly Demands Grow for Medical Plastics

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