JBC Technologies Blog

Die Cut Weather Seals: Applications and Industries

Posted by Mark Swanson on Aug 24, 2017 8:51:03 AM

Die cut weather seals protect interior components from water, light, dust, dirt, and other contaminants. They are used with automotive head lights and tail lights, furnace doors, HVAC access panels, cover plates, and lenses for LED lighting. To support cost-effective manufacturing, these die cut products are fabricated from sheet or roll materials and can attach to the substrate with metal fasteners or adhesives.  

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Topics: Gaskets, Die Cutting, Automotive, HVAC, Foam & Elastomers

Die Cut Vibration Isolators: Materials and Trade Names

Posted by Mark Swanson on Aug 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Die cut vibration isolators prevent vibrations from entering automotive interiors, machine components, and other engineered systems and spaces. In automotive designs, die cut gaskets for NVH and BSR are helping to meet consumer demand for quieter vehicles. Without adequate vibration control, the repetitive, oscillating motion of parts and surfaces can also induce fatigue and reduce reliability. 

For automotive designers, die cut products for vibration isolation support perceptions of product quality. Engineers who design industrial equipment, HVAC systems, and electronics also need die cut gaskets such as isolation mounts and isolation pads. JBC Technologies can help you with material selection, and offers access to a strategic supplier network for microcellular urethanes and closed cell foams.

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Topics: Automotive, Foam & Elastomers

Die Cut Gaskets for NVH and BSR: Applications, Materials, and Suppliers

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jul 27, 2017 10:54:40 AM

Die cut gaskets for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR) support quieter vehicle interiors, stronger perceptions of quality, and increased customer satisfaction. Die cut NVH gaskets reduce or eliminate unwanted sounds (noise) that a vehicle’s occupants hear, the vibrations they feel, and subjective perceptions of harshness. Die cut BSR gaskets support the fit and wear of vehicle components that can rub together and produce sounds at audible frequencies that can be measured acoustically.

JBC Technologies is an automotive die cutter that helps design engineers reduce BSR and NVH. Depending on your application requirements, we can provide you with die cut gaskets that reduce the strength of sound at its source, or that interrupt the path of noise and vibration. We also supply die cut automotive gaskets that absorb noise or vibration energy. Selecting the right BSR and NVH material is just one of many challenges facing the design engineer, but choosing the right die cutter can strengthen vehicle designs.

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Topics: Die Cutting, Automotive, Foam & Elastomers

Die Cut Foams for Automotive Gaskets: Materials and Trade Names

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jul 13, 2017 11:33:19 AM

Die cut foams for automotive gaskets provide environmental sealing, sound deadening, shock absorption, and vibration dampening. These elastomeric materials support cost-effective conversion and gasket fabrication for automotive interiors and vehicle exteriors. Applications include die cut gaskets for dash panels, rear view mirrors, headlights, and tail lights. 

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Topics: Die Cutting, Automotive, Foam & Elastomers

EMI Gaskets: Die Cut Silicone for Automotive Electronics

Posted by Mark Swanson on May 18, 2017 9:51:34 AM

EMI gaskets for automotive electronics protect circuits against electromagnetic inference (EMI), disturbances that can disrupt or disable the electronic systems that drivers and passengers depend upon. Automotive designers have a choice of EMI shielding materials, but die cut gaskets made from shielding silicones are an excellent choice. In addition to EMI shielding, these silicones provide environmental sealing and support cost-effective fabrication and assembly.

As an automotive die cutter, JBC Technologies can supply the EMI gaskets that design engineers need. The silicones that we convert are packed with metal or metal-coated particles for effective shielding and electrical conductivity. These specialized elastomers combine the advantages of silicone rubber with the electrical properties of metals for gaskets that resist water, sunlight, ozone, and a range of temperatures. Importantly, particle-filled silicones also support precision die cutting and the use of adhesives.  

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Topics: Automotive, Silicones