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Solutions Provider, not an Equipment Supplier!

February 1, 2023

Plastic bonding projects are inherently challenging—they require specific knowledge and experience to implement successfully. Without proper technology selection, equipment/tooling design, and process implementation, your product launch can go from smooth to disaster—before you’ve even begun!

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Process Validation for Medical Device Manufacturers

January 26, 2023

What is Process validation? According to Wikipedia, it is the analysis of data gathered throughout the design and manufacturing of a product to confirm that the process can reliably output products of a determined standard. As anyone who has gone through a validation process would tell you, the accuracy and repeatability of the equipment used in the manufacturing process of medical devices are critical to success.

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Infinity™ Ultrasonic Welding: Leading the Way in a Post-pneumatic World

January 17, 2023

Infinity™ Ultrasonic Welding: Leading the Way in a Post-pneumatic World. Pneumatic press systems are so 1980s… well, actually more like the 17th Century, but that’s a different story. From the beginning, the prime mechanisms used to initiate the required force for a successful ultrasonic weld were a combination of pneumatic valves and cylinders.

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What is the right material for making Ultrasonic Horns?

June 28, 2021

Ultrasonic horn stretches and shrinks in length during the plastic welding process like a spring. For example, a 20 kHz horn is typically a one-half wavelength long resonant bar, whose molecules are constantly expanding and contracting 20,000 times per second. Consequently, the horn is continually under compression or tension. That’s why, for manufacturing ultrasonic horns…

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Which Applications are Best Suited for 2μm Laser Welding?

June 4, 2020

While you will find 2μm lasers being used in a broad range of industries including automotive, general industrial, films, and packaging, the majority of 2μm welding demand is coming from the medical industry. Typical laser welding applications include: microfluidic devices, tubing, bags, connectors, catheters, on-body devices, diagnostic cassettes, fluid chambers and tanks, filtration devices, and more. Microfluidics, diagnostic cassettes, and assays often require components to be transmissive…

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12 Advantages of Laser Plastic Welding

February 11, 2020

The use of various plastics in manufacturing has grown immensely in the last 15 or so years. Weight savings, optical requirements, and flexibility to name a few reasons push the envelope of legacy materials and often times leave plastics as the only logical choice to meet design requirements.

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Reduce Flash, Get Stronger Welds, & Lower Residual Stress with Dynamic Weld Velocity

January 15, 2020

Assembling medical devices and other medical components are demanding. Consistently producing good parts, in a validated process, while recording, storing, and analyzing data points is imperative. Utilizing an ultrasonic welding process for assembly is widely accepted for medical devices and components because it is a fast, clean, easy to validate, repeatable assembling process. However, the…

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Benefits of Melt-Match®

November 11, 2019

Melt-Match® is known in the plastic industry to improve all the phases of the plastic welding process with servo-driven control and precision. Check out the following video showing the difference between pneumatic vs servo ultrasonic welding with patented Melt-Match®. Improves confidence in total quality with a tighter standard deviation of dimensional accuracy and weld strength…

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The 4 Pillars of Laser Polymer Wleding using 1 micron Laser

October 18, 2019

Mastering the 4 pillars of Laser Polymer Welding using 1 micron Laser will provide an excellent foundation for you to design-in the technology. Pillar #1 – IR (Infrared) Transparent Upper Layer The first layer of material that the laser beam encounters (the IR Transparent Layer) must allow a certain portion of the laser energy to…

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Infared Imaging Inspection to Test Weld Joints and Integrity of Laser Welded Plastic Parts

October 12, 2019

Infrared Imaging Systems: Test weld joints, bonding integrity with IR imaging. Infrared Imaging system works hand in hand with Dukane’s Laser Welding systems. They provide machine vision inspection through a standalone inspection unit or placed in an assembly line. With the fairly recent adoption of laser plastic welding as a technique for joining plastic components, the need…

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