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Bob Lesher

After starting and running several businesses and spending about 15 years working for other B2B 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 earned his MBA from Tiffin University. He also has an extensive background in new product development and marketing, focusing on business-to-business strategy. The JBC marketing team recruited Bob in 2020, and he currently drives JBC's 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.




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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6 Ways to Die-Cut Your Way to a Lighter Electric Vehicle Battery


The heart and soul of a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) is, not surprisingly, its battery. Unfortunately, it's the weight of these bulky portable power plants - often topping 1,500 pounds - that creates numerous challenges that drive the demand for the use of lightweight materials in their construction. Here are 6 ways that custom die-cut parts can help lower the weight of an EV battery.

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6 Ways to Die-Cut Your Way to a Lighter Electric Vehicle Battery

Adhesives for EV Battery Applications: Q&A


It’s been a while since our last Q&A post, but we are back at it again — this time interviewing Scott Krusinski, Product Manager - Automotive & Other Transportation for Avery Dennison Performance Tapes North America. Scott was kind enough to share his insights on how die cut tapes and adhesives can add value in electric vehicle battery applications. With no further ado..

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Demystifying Solvent-Based Rubber Pressure Sensitive Adhesives


Rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) come in many different variations, each with its own pluses and minues. This post will take a deeper look at solvent-based rubber PSAs explaining what just might make them the best choice for your next custom die-cut adhesive part.

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Strips of foam with rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesive backing

JBC Named a 2021 Top 10 Foam Technology Solutions Provider


We're huge fans of technology and innovation, especially when it comes to flexible materials and converting them into really cool die-cut parts for our customers. That's why we're so excited to share with world that we were recently named a 2021 Top 10 Foam Technology Solutions Provider by Manufacturing Technology Insights magazine.

JBC Named a 2021 Top 10 Foam Technology Solutions Provider