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Mark Swanson

Mark Swanson is a Sr. Account Executive at JBC with over 20 years of experience in die-cutting, fabricating, and laminating. When not at work, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, running, and repairing or restoring just about anything with a motor.

Recent Posts

Die Cut Products and Die Cutting Materials: The Top Posts of 2017

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jan 10, 2018 12:15:45 PM

Die Cut Product and Die Cutting MaterialsDie cut products and die cutting materials were hot topics with readers of the JBC Technologies Blog in 2017. The old year is behind us, but it’s not too late to learn from its most popular die cutting content. Here are the top five topics about die cut products and die cutting materials in order of views. What would you like to learn about in 2018?

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Topics: Thermal Management, Gaskets, Foam & Elastomers, Silicones

JBC Technologies Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jan 3, 2018 8:18:56 AM

JBC Technologies, a precision die cutter with value-added solutions, is now ISO 9001:2015 certified. According to the International Standards Organization (ISO), ISO 9001:2015 is replacing ISO 9001:2008, an older quality standard with a focus that’s more prescriptive than performance-based. In other words, ISO 9001:2015 places a greater emphasis on measuring and assessing the input and output of processes. 

Organizations have until September 2018 to switch from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015, but JBC Technologies completed this transition in December 2017. Many die cutters and gasket fabricators talk about quality, but JBC’s ISO 9001:2015 certification demonstrates our commitment to quality-driven customers in the automotive, appliance, electronics, HVAC, medical, and aerospace markets. 

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Topics: Die Cutting, Quality

Die Cut Electrically Conductive Cushioning Gaskets

Posted by Mark Swanson on Dec 27, 2017 4:51:50 PM

Die cut electrically conductive cushioning gaskets are compressible tapes that provide EMI shielding, grounding, and conductivity. They have excellent cushioning properties and provide outstanding gap filling performance. These die cut tapes provide electrical conductivity through their thickness (Z-axis) and in the plane of the adhesive (X-Y axes). They are used between common substrates such as metal surfaces, and are also suitable for metal-plated substrates.

As a 3M™ Select Converter, JBC Technologies can source the electrically conductive cushioning gasket materials that you need, convert them cost-effectively, and then die cut EMI shielding tapes to your precise specifications. JBC can also help you to determine whether you need die cut electrically conducive gaskets, die cut metal shielding gaskets, or die cut electrically conductive acrylic pads.

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Topics: Die Cutting, EMI

Die Cut Electrically Conductive Adhesive Transfer Tapes

Posted by Mark Swanson on Dec 20, 2017 7:18:08 AM

Die cut electrically conductive adhesive transfer tapes provide EMI shielding at the bond line for reduced circuit noise, crosstalk, and signal degradation. These die cut tapes also provide reliable protection against stray electromagnetic interference (EMI), especially at high frequencies. By contrast, other types of electrically conductive tapes may admit the passage of high-frequency EMI energy. This is problematic with flexible printed circuits (FPC) that require grounding and shielding for electronic packaging. 

With electronic devices, die cut electrically conductive adhesive transfer tapes can eliminate the need for screws and mechanical fasteners. In turn, this supports the use of lighter, more compact EMI fabric shielding and layered EMI foil shielding. Plus, unlike electrically-conductive adhesives that are messy and hard to handle, die cut electrically conductive adhesive transfer tapes are easy to apply by hand or with machinery. Their pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) also support ease of rework on standard substrates. 

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Topics: Die Cutting, EMI

Die Cut EMI Shielding Fabric Tapes

Posted by Mark Swanson on Dec 13, 2017 9:21:54 AM

Die cut EMI shielding fabric tapes have a woven or non-woven fabric backing and an acrylic conductive adhesive on one or both sides. These flexible, conformable, and lightweight tapes resist electromagnetic interference (EMI) and provide an alternative to die cut EMI shielding foil tapes. Die cut fabric tapes that are made of 3M™ metallized cloth also minimize the possibility of finger lacerations during assembly.

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Topics: Die Cutting, EMI