With so many ways to formulate plastic to get just the right combination of color, texture, strength and durability, it’s easy to forget how the parts will be assembled. However, if the parts will be assembled with screws, overlooking such parameters as thread style, driver speed and boss design could spell disaster on the assembly line.
Laser welding of plastic parts creates precise, high-quality, particulate-free joints for medical devices, consumer products and other assemblies. However, for the process to work, the laser light must pass through the top part to be absorbed by the bottom part. Welding a clear plastic part to another clear plastic part was not possible.
ST. CHARLES, IL — Dukane, a leader in plastic welding, was recognized by the U.S. Embassy in Czech Republic for their efforts to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has also been designated a critical manufacturer.
For any plastic-injection-molding tooling company, nothing is more important than making sure its molds allow for consistent, quick and clean demolding of just-made parts. So anything that helps the company achieve this crucial goal is worth pursuing.
ANN ARBOR, MI — The EWIE Group of Companies (EGC), a family of manufacturing brands headquartered in Ann Abor, Michigan, launched a new brand focused on the provision of additive manufacturing services to its group companies and customers.
The shop floor was hopping in mid-January at Dukane Corp.'s headquarters in St. Charles, IL, 35 miles west of Chicago. Technicians were busy assembling, tooling and testing a variety of machines, including the latest product in the company's arsenal of plastics assembly technologies: a hot-gas welding system.
ROYALTON, VT— GW Plastics Inc. has completed a 30,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing and technology center here to accommodate the growth in thermoplastic injection molding and medical device contract assembly business.
In its latest report, BCC Research projects the global drug delivery market to grow to nearly $227.3 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of 4.9 percent. This is great news for the French company Nemera, which designs and manufactures world-class drug delivery devices for the pharmaceutical industry.