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Kate Gluck

Kate Gluck is the Director of Sales and Marketing at JBC Technologies.



Die-Cut Solutions to Minimize EMI/RFI in Connected Electronics


The sensitive electronic components that power the interconnected and improved user experience of today’s devices are increasingly susceptible to the challenges associated with electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). Without proper shielding and grounding, EMI and RFI can compromise performance by distorting and delaying data. The good news is that in many cases this can be addressed with a piece of custom die-cut specialty tape.

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10 Best Selection Criteria for 3M™ Shielding & Grounding Tapes


Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) can cause EMI noise, crosstalk, low signal-to-noise ratio, poor signal reception, higher error rates, and slower communication speeds, negatively impacting sensitive analog circuits and sensors. The good news is that in many cases all of this can be addressed with a piece of custom die-cut specialty tape. This post highlights 10 questions to ask to help narrow down which die-cut 3M Electrically Conductive Tape is right for your application.

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Medical Adhesive Tapes Applications for Custom Die Cutting


Precision die-cut foams, non-wovens, and medical-grade adhesives are used in medical component assembly, device attachment, on-body medical devices, surgical dressing, incise drape solutions, and more. Various products exist to support the medical device industry, from nonwoven, breathable medical tapes that comfortably conform to human skin to non-irritating medical-grade acrylics to attach or assemble medical devices. Here we highlight just a handful of the hundreds of industry-leading pressure-sensitive adhesives and tapes...

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4 Gasket Materials for Mid-Range Temperature Sealing


Die-cut gaskets can play a critical role in the overall performance and safety of a part or product. They can endure harsh environments and provide long-lasting, tight seals against air, moisture,

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die cut gaskets for mid range temperature sealing

Preventing Gasket Failure Part 3: Environment


Today, manufacturers can choose from a wide range of gasket materials that can endure a combination of environmental conditions. This post highlights five of the most common environmental requirements and some of the materials best suited to address them.

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Preventing Gasket Failure Part 2: Durometer


Proper material selection ensures the longevity of a gasket and the major parts a gasket supports. Improper design or incorrect material specifications can cause a gasket to fail, which reduces the life, safety, and effectiveness of the entire product. In part one of this series, we examine the importance of considering compression set when selecting gasketing material. Today, we’ll highlight durometer.

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