St. Charles, IL (June 11, 2019) – Dukane, a worldwide leader in plastic welding, completes acquisition of Oregon Laser Welding Equipment company Blackhawk Technology Group.
Dukane announced today, the acquisition of Blackhawk Technology Group, a systems, services, and contract manufacturer for laser plastic welding. The addition of the Oregon 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, a systems, services, and contract manufacturer for laser plastic welding has a focus on end-to-end service, from basic material tests to full process development and contract manufacturing. Blackhawk has expertise in electronics, automotive, and medical, with solutions for Insulin delivery devices, smart inhalers, and hearing aids. Blackhawks unique approach to finding the right solution has been the anchor of their success, they achieve this with the fastest turnaround in the industry by utilizing a state of the art lab, on site machine shop, 3D printing, and a team that has hundreds of successful applications. With this approach, they are able to develop a complete welding process in days instead of months.
Mike Johnston, Dukane President & 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 advanced 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. I’m very excited about the Blackhawk team joining Dukane, their impressive enthusiasm and years of experience in the 2-micron Laser applications allows us to broaden our product offering to meet whatever laser welding application you might have.”