ST. CHARLES, IL–Dukane, a leader in plastic welding, recently announced the acquisition of Blackhawk Technology Group, a systems, services, and contract manufacturer for laser plastic welding. The addition of the Aumsville, OR-based Blackhawk strengthens Dukane’s knowledge of complex laser welding, broadens Dukane’s plastic welding solutions for a wide range of applications, and adds additional capacity for laser plastic welding projects.
Blackhawk's focus ranges from basic material tests, to full process development and contract manufacturing. The company has expertise in electronics, automotive, and medical, and uses a state-of-the-art lab, onsite machine shop, 3D printing, and a team that has completed hundreds of successful applications.
Mike Johnston, Dukane President and CEO, says “Dukane’s unique ability to weld clear to clear (2-micron) components without the need for additives has grown the demand for our laser technology. In addition, because of our global support and LaserLinQ technology, customers are requesting laser technology for 1-micron opaque to colored weld applications. This increasing demand makes acquiring Blackhawk a perfect fit for Dukane.”
Dukane will use Blackhawk’s facility to offer their other technologies, including their servo-controlled ultrasonic welding system with patented Melt-Match technology. The addition of the facility in Aumsville will give Dukane an advanced testing facility in the Western United States.