JBC Technologies Blog

Die Cut Noise Barriers and Sound Absorbers: Material Suppliers and Trade Names

Posted by Mark Swanson on Aug 16, 2017 10:50:13 AM

Die cut noise barriers and sound absorbers reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).  They also help eliminate buzz, squeak, and rattles (BSR) in automotive interiors. Applications include acoustic insulation for industrial machinery and equipment. Die cut noise barriers reflect sounds back to their source. Die cut sound absorbers are designed to absorb sounds instead. 

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Topics: Die Cutting, 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 LED Gaskets for Indoor and Outdoor Lighting

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jul 20, 2017 11:35:14 AM

Die cut LED gaskets provide environmental sealing and thermal management in downlights, outdoor lights, ceiling troffers, and other technologies that use light-emitting diodes (LEDs). These die cut gaskets are used in both indoor and outdoor lighting systems as lens seals, housing gaskets, thermal management gaskets, and assembly tapes. As the market for LED products continues to grow, engineers need a die cutter who can help solve LED Lighting challenges.

JBC Technologies combines precision die cutting with design assistance, help with material selection, and other value-added services. For outdoor LED lighting, we can source elastomers that seal out water, wind, and dust. We can also source rubber that resists ozone, sunlight, and a range of temperatures. Both outdoor and indoor LED lighting generates a significant amount of heat, so we can recommend materials that support your thermal management requirements, too.

JBC works closely with LED lighting designers and combines precision die cutting with converting support solutions such as roll slitting. Our strategic supplier network for die cut LED gasket materials includes Specialty Silicone Products (SSP), BRP Manufacturing, and AFTC.

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Topics: Die Cutting, Foam & Elastomers, Silicones

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

Die Cut Solid Rubber and Die Cut Cork: Trade Names and Materials

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jul 6, 2017 8:10:45 AM

Die cut solid rubber and die cut cork are used to seal out air, liquid, dust, light, and sound. In die cut gaskets, these compressible materials provide fluid sealing, vibration dampening, and acoustic insulation. Choosing the right materials for die cutting is important, but engineers and sourcing managers also need a die cutter with a strategic sourcing network. That’s why JBC Technologies sources solid rubber and cork materials from leading suppliers and distributors.

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Topics: Die Cutting, Foam & Elastomers, Silicones