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Shivani Singh
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Phone: 630-762-4325
February 5, 2021

Expanding CNC Machining Capabilities to Meet Growing Demands

St. Charles, IL (February, 5 2021) – In continued efforts of providing world class customer experience, shorter lead times, and outstanding design flexibility for their customers Dukane expanded their CNC Machining Capabilities. In Q4 of 2020, Dukane installed Five New HAAS CNC machines at their Manufacturing Plant located at their Global Headquarters in St. Charles.
Several of these machines have Five Axis machining capabilities which can easily create incredibly complex surfaces and intricate geometries and allow high tolerances and precision while interfacing very well with computer-aided design (CAD) techniques. Faster processing speed, ease of programming, and the convenience to switch setup between machines will drastically reduce cycle time.
Each Five Axis machine provides full simultaneous five-axis motion or can position a workpiece to almost any angle for machining. These machines are the perfect solution when machining large Hot Gas, Laser and Vibration welding tools with complex design. The Five Axis Machine features a large T-slot table to easily support large workpieces and fixtures, with an integrated 2-axis trunnion rotary table, to access nearly any angle on the part for complex shapes, undercuts, and 5-side machining often required for exterior automotive lighting applications.

Hot Gas Welding Upper Tool
Hot Gas Welding Upper Tool for assembling parts with complex geometries
Hot Gas Welding Lower Tool
Hot Gas Welding Lower Tool for assembling parts with complex geometries

“Our customers are designing plastic parts with complex 3D geometries and demanding high precision tooling and fixtures. New Five Axis machines will add to our capabilities of seamlessly machining complex tooling in house. We will be more cost effective and will provide shorter lead times to our customers.” Mark Mars Sr. Buyer, Dukane.
After installing these new machines Dukane’s CNC department plans to Cross-train Operators and achieve:
• Improved operational efficiency
• Agile and responsive work force
• Higher collaboration, engagement and motivation

Dukane had met unprecedented expectations of their customers in past few months and is anticipating a surge in demand for more complex tooling in near future with shorter lead time. Adding capacity and latest technology is important for Dukane to stay at par with the growth of their customers.

Dukane Corporate Headquarters

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2900 Dukane Drive St. Charles IL 60174

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630-797-4900

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ussales@dukane.com