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

Dukane’s Technical Seminars

Have you heard the story of the man who is working feverishly to cut down a tree? He had been working hard for hours when a passerby suggested that his work might go faster if he would take a short break to sharpen the saw. “I don’t have time to sharpen the saw,” the man… Continue Reading Dukane’s Technical Seminars

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 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

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

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