JBC Technologies Blog

Medical Seals and Gaskets: Die Cut Products for Medical Electronics

Posted by Mark Swanson on Apr 27, 2018 8:40:10 AM

Die cut medical seals and gaskets protect medical electronics from a host of hazards that can jeopardize patient health and safety. Dirt, dust, fluids, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) are just some of environmental conditions that designers must consider. Fire, chemicals, high or low temperatures, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) can also cause medical technologies (MedTech) to fail or malfunction. Material selection is critical, so what are some application-specific considerations for medical electronics?

JBC Technologies is a precision die cutter that supplies medical seals and gaskets made of materials such as shielding silicones, ITW Formex®, and PORON® open cell foams. As a value-added manufacturer, we offer design assistance, help with material selection, material converting, lamination, and solutions such as assembly automation. In this week’s blog entry, part of our series about how JBC supports the medical device industry, we’ll examine three applications for die cut products in medical electronics.  

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Topics: Medical, Electronics, Silicones, Foam & Elastomers

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: Electronics, Automotive, Strategic Sourcing, Thermal Management

EMI Shielding and RFI Shielding: How Die Cutting Solves Design Challenges

Posted by Mark Swanson on Nov 14, 2017 9:25:14 AM

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a man-made or naturally-occurring phenomenon that disturbs electrical circuits and disrupts electronic devices. The causes of EMI are numerous, and include both ambient sources and power quality problems. The effects of EMI can range from data losses and decreased performance to system failure and loss of life. By protecting electronic devices and systems against electromagnetic noise or crosstalk, engineers can mitigate these risks. 

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Topics: Automotive, Electronics

Die Cut Technical Papers for Electrical Insulation

Posted by Sam Frazier on Aug 19, 2016 9:44:43 AM

Engineers read plenty of trade journals and industry magazines. So when they hear the term “technical papers,” it’s only natural to wonder if the publications are reports, white papers, or magazine articles. Not all technical papers are meant to be read, however. In fact, some are designed for electrical insulation instead of professional education. These technical papers support precision die cutting and impart specialized properties for applications such as electrical insulation.

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Topics: Die Cutting, Electronics, Engineering

How to Source Die Cut Electronic Components

Posted by Tim Weiss on Apr 8, 2016 9:07:50 AM

Electronic component manufacturers need product designers with application knowledge and technical expertise. These engineers are experts in electronic design, but may be less familiar with production processes such as steel rule, flat bed, and rotary die cutting. By partnering with an experienced die cutter, electronic component manufacturers can support their engineering teams. That’s why JBC Technologies offers expert advice about material selection and yield maximization and supports efficient assembly.

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Topics: Electronics