Servo Ultrasonic Welding assembles Diagnostic Test Strips

A leading medical device manufacturer uses Dukane’s iQ Series Servo Ultrasonic Welding System to produce high-quality results in assembling small, delicate Test Strips.  These Test Strips are used to measure a person’s Total Cholesterol, HDL, Glucose and Triglycerides.  Assembling small medical devices, like these Test Strips, requires precise, repeatable and consistent process control.  The Test… Continue Reading Servo Ultrasonic Welding assembles Diagnostic Test Strips

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

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 –… Continue Reading Dukane Japan at MD&M in Osaka, Japan

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

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

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?