JBC Technologies Blog

Large Parts Die Cutting

Posted by Rich Reed on May 23, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Large parts die cutting produces bigger, stronger parts that look better, last longer, and take less time to assemble. Examples of these die cut products include car door vapor barriers, hood liners, head liners, heat shielding, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, and large format graphics. By partnering with a large-parts die cutter, you can super-size your designs while improving quality and reducing costs. 

JBC Technologies provides large parts die cutting for automotive products and many other applications. We also offer converting support solutions such as laminating, wide web embossing, and micro-perforating. If you’re wondering whether large parts die cutting is right for your application, it’s time to find out whether “go big or go home” applies to your next project.

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Topics: Die Cutting

Micro-Perforating for Sound Absorption in Automotive Heat Shielding

Posted by Brenda Doskocil on May 15, 2018 2:07:32 PM

Micro-perforating for automotive heat shielding creates very small holes in aluminum foils. These holes or micro-perforations improve acoustical performance by absorbing noise across a specific frequency range. Heat shield micro-perforating also complements manufacturing processes such as embossing and lamination. For a complete heat management and NVH solution, micro-perforating adds value to automotive die cutting.

Aluminum foils that are micro-perforated also support vehicle lightweighting and can be formed into complex, three-dimensional shapes. Typically, these die cut heat shields are used in engine shields and underbody shield applications. Automotive applications include tunnel shields, inner and outer dash shields, and hood insulators for a cooler, quieter ride.

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Topics: Automotive

Embossing (Kalotte) for Automotive Heat Shields: Value-Added Die Cutting

Posted by Brenda Doskocil on May 9, 2018 8:26:48 PM

Embossing for automotive heat shields in NVH applications creates raised, three-dimensional features on aluminum foils. By adding a Z-axis to these flat, flexible substrates, embossing provides for better formability during product manufacturing. Embossing also provides benefits in terms of material thickness, structure, design, noise reduction and aesthetics

During the embossing process, aluminum foil is fed into an embossing machine that creates raised pebble features along the surface of the substrate. With heat shields, embossing also supports micro-perforation and lamination. These value-added solutions are part of what separates JBC Technologies from other automotive die cutters.

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Topics: Automotive

Platinum-Cured Silicone Gaskets for Medical Devices

Posted by Rich Reed on May 3, 2018 2:15:31 PM

Platinum-cured silicone gaskets are used in medical devices that require ultra-pure materials. These ultra-clean silicones contain very low levels of extractables, chemical compounds that can migrate under conditions such as surface contact or elevated temperatures. Applications include medical wearables and wired or wireless medical devices where a gasket may touch human skin or require repeated sterilization.       

For medical device designers, platinum-cured silicones offer several important advantages. First, these medical grade materials come in a range of durometers and a choice of colors to support application-specific designs. Platinum-cured silicones can also meet stringent regulatory requirements and industry standards. Finally, these elastomers support precision die cutting for efficient gasket fabrication.

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Topics: Strategic Sourcing, Die Cutting, Silicones, Medical

Medical Seals and Gaskets: Die Cut Products for Medical Electronics

Posted by Rich Reed on Apr 27, 2018 8:40:10 AM

Die cut medical seals and gaskets protect medical electronics from a host of hazards that can jeopardize patient health and safety. Dirt, dust, fluids, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) are just some of environmental conditions that designers must consider. Fire, chemicals, high or low temperatures, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) can also cause medical technologies (MedTech) to fail or malfunction. Material selection is critical, so what are some application-specific considerations for medical electronics?

JBC Technologies is a precision die cutter that supplies medical seals and gaskets made of materials such as shielding silicones, ITW Formex®, and PORON® open cell foams. As a value-added manufacturer, we offer design assistance, help with material selection, material converting, lamination, and solutions such as assembly automation. In this week’s blog entry, part of our series about how JBC supports the medical device industry, we’ll examine three applications for die cut products in medical electronics.  

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Topics: Electronics, Foam & Elastomers, Silicones, Medical