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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

ITW Formex® Materials: Properties, Processing, Products, and Applications

Posted by Mark Swanson on Apr 13, 2018 8:45:16 AM

ITW Formex® materials are flame retardant, electrically insulating, and chemically resistant. They are made of polypropylene or polycarbonate and can be laminated with aluminum or copper foil for shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). ITW Formex® materials are also cost-effective to die cut and can dissipate electrostatic discharge (ESD), a sudden flow of electricity that can damage circuits. 

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Topics: Thermal Management, Strategic Sourcing, Automotive, Electronics

The Future of Cars: Seven Trends You Can’t Afford to Miss

Posted by Mark Swanson on Mar 20, 2018 6:39:41 PM

Seven major trends are transforming the automotive industry. For engineers, sourcing managers, and procurement agents, these developments will drive decisions surrounding a host of business and technical issues. For JBC Technologies, a leading automotive die cutter, helping you make the most of these trends is just one of the ways we add value to your operations. 

Recently, JBC attended Foam Expo 2018, North America’s leading event for the technical foam industry. In addition to discussing market developments, JBC connected with industry experts who offered valuable insights about automotive applications and material requirements. Foam Expo provided many important lessons, but here are seven trends you can’t afford to miss.

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Topics: Automotive, Foam & Elastomers

What JBC Learned at Foam Expo 2018

Posted by Mark Swanson on Mar 13, 2018 1:12:49 PM

JBC Technologies recently attended Foam Expo 2018, North America’s leading exhibition and conference for the technical foam industry. From March 6 to 8, JBC showcased die cut foams for sealing and insulation. We also exchanged information with foam manufacturers and suppliers about trends and technologies. Discussions with engineers, sourcing managers, and procurement agents provided valuable insights about demand for die cut foam products.

Foam Expo 2018 truly offered a wealth of information. This three-day event met the needs of various end-user markets, but the automotive industry was a special focus given the tradeshow’s location in Novi, Michigan. As an automotive die cutter, JBC Technologies learned important lessons in two major areas: vehicle light weighting, and sound deadening. We’re happy to share what we learned and invite you to contact us to discuss how die cut foams can strengthen your automotive designs.    

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Topics: Automotive, Foam & Elastomers