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Bob Lesher

After starting and running several businesses and spending about 15 years working for other organizations in various technical and marketing roles, Bob joined JBC Technologies in 2019 as a PRECO die-cutting press operator. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University and he earned his MBA from Tiffin University. He also has an extensive background in new product development and marketing with a focus on business-to-business strategy. Bob was recruited by the JBC marketing team in 2020 and he currently drives JBC growth by using his talents for copywriting, content generation and editing, and social media management. Bob lives in Cleveland with his wife of 22 years and their three cats Tilda Swinton, Newton, and Henry.




5 Benefits of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tapes Over Liquid Adhesives


When bonding materials together, the methods employed tend to fall into three buckets - liquid adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, and mechanical fasteners. Adhesives are a great way to minimize the use of mechanical fasteners like screws, bolts and rivets and adhesive technology has come a long way in the last 50 years. This post will help to answer the question, "Should I choose an adhesive tape or a liquid adhesive for my next bonding project?".

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Pressure Sensitive Tapes or Liquid Adhesives?

JBC to Exhibit at 2022 Foam/Adhesives & Bonding Expo


As a custom converter, JBC transforms dozens of different foams and adhesives into countless custom solutions for our customers. Foam Expo North America is the world’s leading exhibition and conference for the manufacturers and buyers of technical foam products and technologies. We'll be bringing our brand of die-cutting and other converting expertise to the 5th Annual Edition of this dedicated exhibition and conference for foam technology as it returns to Novi, Michigan, June 28 - 30, 2022.

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JBC to Exhibit at 2022 Foam/Adhesives & Bonding Expo

Faces of JBC: Getting to Know Kaley Lucien


Welcome to another installment of our “Faces of JBC” series. It's all about the people behind the scenes who have made it their mission to ensure that our customers continue to receive brilliant service and high-quality products. Today we're featuring our Human Resources Generalist Kaley Lucien. Kaley's a relatively fresh face within the JBC organization and a powerful addition to our human resources team.

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Kaley Lucien, Human Resources at JBC Technologies, In the Garden

Die-Cut Solutions for Electric Vehicle Batteries: Thermal Management


Electric vehicle batteries are very sensitive to changes in temperature and maintaining their surroundings at the proper conditions for optimal performance and safety is no easy task. Active thermal management systems can quickly become expensive and bulky, but with the careful placement of custom die-cut supplemental passive thermal management solutions made from high-performance specialty materials, EV manufacturers now have more options than ever when it comes to lightweight and effective EV battery thermal management.

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Die-Cut Solutions for Electric Vehicle Batteries: Thermal Management

Conversational Converting: 10 Commonly-Used Die-Cutting Words and Phrases


We know that not everyone is as versed in the world of die-cutting as we are, that’s why we’ve created this handy dandy little list of ten of the most commonly used die-cutting terms to help you get started. That way, the next time you find yourself embroiled in a heated discussion about the pros and cons of butt cutting versus kiss cutting, you’ll be be able to hold your own against even the most seasoned converter.

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PRECO die-cutting machine with a roll of kiss-cut foam parts