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What Does It Mean for Materials to Be Medical Grade?

on 2/18/20 10:13 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing
Every industry has its own buzzwords – terms that are used so often that sometimes the actual meanings get confused or lost. In the medical device field, one such buzzword is “medical-grade” material. This doesn’t mean that it’s wrong or should be ignored. Rather, it’s important to know what the true definition of this term means while developing your product.
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8 Things to Consider When Ordering a Product Label

on 2/13/20 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Printing
While developing a product, a label may be the last component you think about – but it is often the first one your user will see or experience. For this reason, and more, creating the right label should not be an afterthought. In fact, with the right partner, a high-quality printed label can enhance your product in many ways.
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Why You Need a UL Authorized Label Printer

on 2/4/20 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Printing
What makes a good product? You can argue that it has to be functional, easy-to-use, durable, or innovative. These are all excellent traits. But one undebatable attribute that every product must have is safety. No matter your industry, the safety of your product is something you have to consider – and perhaps even demonstrate. One of the best ways to do both is by getting your product certified by UL. But before you can put the prestigious circle mark on your product, you also have to make sure that your printer is approved by UL.
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Different Printing Methods – And How to Choose the Right One For Your Application

on 1/29/20 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 1 Comment | Manufacturing Printing
From toothpaste to cars to mobile phones, when it comes to buying almost any product these days, there’s no shortage of choices. But sometimes having so many options in front of you can be confusing and even overwhelming. The same thing can be said about choosing an industrial printing method. Printing is a very general term because it includes any process that transfers an original image – such as a film negative or positive, electronic memory, stencil, die, or plate – to paper or another substrate. This can be done on the product itself or the packaging. There are numerous printing methods and technologies available to manufacturers – and each has its unique strengths and benefits. Here is a quick guide on how to determine the best printing solution for your application.
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What Makes Industrial Printing Different Than Graphical Printing?

on 1/27/20 10:17 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Printing
When you hear the word “printing,” what comes to mind? You likely imagine some type of graphical printing where ink is placed on a substrate for artistic purposes or to convey static information. There are countless applications for this method of printing, from business cards to apparel to packaging to signage. However, there is another type of printing that is rapidly growing yet still underutilized by manufacturers – functional printing, sometimes referred to as industrial printing. With advancements in technology, functional printing has the potential to improve quality, shorten production time, and reduce labor costs.
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Commonly Asked Questions About Shielding Tapes

on 1/8/20 1:34 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments |
At Tapecon, we pride ourselves on being the go-to materials experts for our customers. Often, we work with electronics designers to find innovative ways to contain signals and protect sensitive components. In many cases, high-quality shielding tape is the best and simplest solution. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive about shielding tapes for electronic components.
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How to Protect Your Electronics from Interference with Shielding Tape

on 1/2/20 2:52 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Custom Converting Shielding
Your electronic device is constantly under attack. It can come from anywhere and have devastating consequences on the circuits and performance of your device. We’re talking about electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). In the fight against interference, one weapon you have at your disposal is shielding tape. Let’s explore how this product can be an effective and cost-efficient solution for protecting your device from EMI/RFI interference.
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7 Questions to Ask When Selecting Electrically Conductive Tape

on 12/23/19 2:48 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Electronics Materials Adhesives
Electronically conductive tapes (ECT) can be an excellent solution for grounding, EMI shielding, and attaching components in a wide range of electronic applications. These specialized tapes have conductive filler particles that enable interconnection between substrates while also providing electrical insulation. ECTs are also very easy to use and integrate into the manufacturing process.
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How to Manage Heat in Your Electronic Device

on 12/18/19 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments |
It may be the beginning of a long, cold winter here at our Buffalo headquarters, but we know that heat is always on the minds of our customers. Excessive heat inside an electronics device can be a designer's worst nightmare. In this article, we'll cover how to incorporate better thermal management into your design.
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2 Important Things to Consider When Developing a Wearable

on 12/10/19 2:45 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Wearables Custom Converting
Wearables are the next frontier for medical and electronic device companies. The demand for consumer products to monitor fitness and personal health is on the rise. According to Accenture, the use of consumer wearable devices quadrupled in four years – going from 9% in 2014 to 33% in 2018. On the clinical side, wearable health technology such as EGG monitors, blood pressure monitors, and biosensors allow doctors to base decisions on real-time data, improve patient outcomes, and improve the efficiency of nurses and other medical staff. The development of wearable devices comes with unique design and manufacturing challenges. Here are two things to consider when developing a wearable.
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