What is a “Nameplate” company doing talking about diecuts?
While many of our customers come to us for solutions to their printing requirements, more often these days we find ourselves assisting them with their diecutting needs. So what exactly are diecutting needs? Let’s break them down into easy to understand product segments that you may be familiar with:
Diecut insulators – These are typically cut pieces of electrically insulative material (polyesters, polycarbonates, polypropylenes, specialty papers, PVC) that are designed to create an insulative barrier to prevent electrical shorts. They can be simple or elaborate designs depending on if the insulator is a simple barrier/spacer piece or a formed shroud.
Shielding – This can be simple cut aluminum shield or a complex shaped EMI/RFI fabric or foam. These are critical to protecting components from outside interference that could create unwanted disturbance to performance or even create hazardous conditions…imagine a phone that is placed near a stove that was designed with insufficient shielding and the interference caused the stove to turn on…it has happened! http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/18/national/main5248949.shtml
Diecut adhesives for bonding – So much of what GMN does requires sticking one component to another . More and more we find that our expertise in adhesive systems, surface properties, and materials can be leveraged to help our customers adhere many of their assembly components together for optimal performance.
Vibration dampening and gaskets – What is a “nameplate” company doing talking about gaskets and vibration dampening? Again, our expertise in materials and manufacturing/assembly processes can be leveraged to help our customers realize long term solutions that meet function, ease-of-use, and cost objectives.
More and more today our ability to solve customer problems and provide continuous value to their business and operations goes beyond the “Nameplate” that has been at the core of who we are for more than 50 years.