JBC Technologies Blog

Large Parts Die Cutting

Posted by Rich Reed on May 23, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Large parts die cutting produces bigger, stronger parts that look better, last longer, and take less time to assemble. Examples of these die cut products include car door vapor barriers, hood liners, head liners, heat shielding, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, and large format graphics. By partnering with a large-parts die cutter, you can super-size your designs while improving quality and reducing costs. 

JBC Technologies provides large parts die cutting for automotive products and many other applications. We also offer converting support solutions such as laminating, wide web embossing, and micro-perforating. If you’re wondering whether large parts die cutting is right for your application, it’s time to find out whether “go big or go home” applies to your next project.

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Topics: Die Cutting

Platinum-Cured Silicone Gaskets for Medical Devices

Posted by Rich Reed on May 3, 2018 2:15:31 PM

Platinum-cured silicone gaskets are used in medical devices that require ultra-pure materials. These ultra-clean silicones contain very low levels of extractables, chemical compounds that can migrate under conditions such as surface contact or elevated temperatures. Applications include medical wearables and wired or wireless medical devices where a gasket may touch human skin or require repeated sterilization.       

For medical device designers, platinum-cured silicones offer several important advantages. First, these medical grade materials come in a range of durometers and a choice of colors to support application-specific designs. Platinum-cured silicones can also meet stringent regulatory requirements and industry standards. Finally, these elastomers support precision die cutting for efficient gasket fabrication.

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Topics: Strategic Sourcing, Die Cutting, Silicones, Medical

Die Cut Flange Gaskets: Applications and Industries

Posted by Mark Swanson on Feb 13, 2018 12:54:17 PM

Die cut flange gaskets seal the joints in pumps and piping systems. They’re made of compressed non-asbestos (CNA) materials that support precision die cutting for tight tolerances. In the process industry, die cut flange gaskets may need to resist high temperatures, high pressures, or corrosive chemicals. Applications include chemical processing, food and beverage seals, oil and gas, and pumps.

JBC Technologies serves each of these markets and understands their specific requirements. We also provide design assistance and can help you select the right gasket material. In this blog entry, we’ll examine what you need to consider when specifying die cut flange gaskets for your application.    

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Topics: Gaskets, Die Cutting

Die Cut Flange Gaskets: An Overview

Posted by Mark Swanson on Jan 31, 2018 9:26:27 AM

Die cut flange gaskets are used for joint sealing in pumps and piping systems. These non-metallic components seal the tiny gaps and surface irregularities between flanges, projections at the ends of pipes that add strength and support attachment. In the processing industry, die cut flange gaskets may need to resist high temperatures, high pressures, or contact with highly corrosive chemicals. These die cut seals must also support precise shapes, sizes, and geometries – including specific bolt hole patterns.

In this overview from JBC Technologies, you’ll learn the basics about die cut flange gaskets for fluid management and fluid control. Subsequent blog entries will cover flange gasket materials and applications in greater detail. Look for a future case study, too. Through design assistance, help with material selection, and precision die cutting, JBC can help you to meet important safety, regulatory, and performance requirements. We can also convert these sheeted materials with our automated, flat-bed presses for cost-effective gasket fabrication.

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Topics: Gaskets, Die Cutting

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