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How the Automotive Transplant Market Uses Die Cut Foams and Elastomers

Posted by Mark Swanson on Aug 2, 2018 10:56:33 AM

The automotive transplant market uses die cut foams and elastomers for isolator pads, gap fillers, seals, gaskets, spacers, liners, and elastomeric springs. Foreign automakers with assembly plants in the United States choose PORON® urethanes and BISCO® silicones from Rogers Corporation for a variety of sealing, cushioning, noise control, vibration management, and gap filling applications.

JBC Technologies, a value-added die cutter, helps car companies chose the right PORON® urethanes and BISCO® silicones for automotive interiors and exteriors. JBC also converts these materials efficiently and supplies die cut products that support automotive assembly. In this article, the last in a series about foams and elastomers from Rogers Corporation, you’ll learn about automotive transplant applications.

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Topics: Automotive, Foam & Elastomers

Foams and Elastomers for the Automotive Transplant Market

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jul 26, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Foams and elastomers for the automotive transplant market need to meet demanding requirements from industry organizations and individual automakers. These materials also need to support cost-effective conversion, fast and precise die cutting, and the delivery of die cut products that can help speed assembly operations.

PORON® urethanes and BISCO® silicones are a good choice for sealing, gasketing, and insulation. These elastomers meet SAE-J 1756, ISO-6452, and DIN-75201 standards for fogging. They also meet FMVSS 302, ISO 3795, and DIN 75200 standards for flammability. PORON® urethanes and BISCO silicones® have been emissions tested to VW-50180 and VDA-278, and heat age tested to VW TL-52062 and DBL-5450

JBC Technologies is an automotive die cutter that sources these elastomers from Rogers Corporation and helps you with material selection. In this article, JBC provides an overview of different options.

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Topics: Silicones, Foam & Elastomers, Automotive

Die Cut Solutions for the Automotive Transplant Market

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jul 19, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The automotive transplant market uses die cut products for gasketing and sealing, noise and vibration management, elastomer springs, and spacers. Foreign automakers such as Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, and BMW source these die cut parts from U.S. companies for vehicles that are assembled in the United States. Cost is important, but the automotive supply chain is also seeking value-added solutions.    

JBC Technologies is an automotive die cutter with manufacturing facilities in North Ridgeville, Ohio and Madison, Wisconsin (USA). To serve the automotive transplant market, JBC sources foams and elastomers from Rogers Corporation, a leading supplier of engineered materials. JBC converts these materials efficiently, die cuts them with precision, and supplies solutions that support automotive assembly. 

In this article, the first in a series, JBC provides an overview of die cut foams and elastomers for the automotive transplant market. Future articles will examine materials and applications in greater detail.

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Topics: Automotive, Die Cutting

Laminating Metal Foils to High-Temperature Insulation

Posted by Brenda Doskocil on May 29, 2018 6:19:54 PM

Metal foils that are laminated to high-temperature insulation can increase the effectiveness of die cut heat shielding. Aluminum foils reflect radiant energy and reduce the amount of heat that high-temperature insulation must absorb. Metal foils also support micro-perforating and embossing (kalotte), value-added processes that reduce noise and support manufacturability.

Laminating metal foils to high-temperature insulation can also support thinner heat shield designs. For example, a foil-faced structure that’s just 1/8” thick can reduce temperatures from 1800° F to 200° F. These die cut products can fit into tight spaces, support vehicle lightweighting efforts, and meet precise dimensions. Foil-faced heat shields offer many advantages, but lamination can be challenging.

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Topics: Automotive, Laminating

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