Monitor Vibration Welding System with patented ‘Q’ Factor

Dukane’s patented ‘Q’ factor technology for Linear Vibration Welders is an algorithm  to help users monitor and maintain the quality of a welding system over its lifetime. ‘Q’ factor is calculated using the resonant frequency of the welding head  of the vibration welder and the time between which its amplitude reaches its peak and declines to… Continue Reading Monitor Vibration Welding System with patented ‘Q’ Factor

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

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

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

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!

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

Tony and Paul pull an all-nighter

While it may not be obvious from the picture, this photo was taken at 3:30AM on a Saturday morning. It was a long day that started at 8:30 AM on Friday and would not end until about 8:30 AM on Saturday. This effort was the culmination of what had already been a week of long… Continue Reading Tony and Paul pull an all-nighter

Dynamic Balancing of Linear Vibration Weld Tooling

The balancing of Vibration Weld Tooling is critical to the longevity of any manufacturer’s vibration welding equipment. With proper design of the moving half of the vibration tools used in the Linear Vibration Welder, the manufacturer can expect a much longer life from his welding equipment. Also by running unbalanced tools you can significantly shorten… Continue Reading Dynamic Balancing of Linear Vibration Weld Tooling