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Shielding Solutions for Electronics that Limit Outgassing

on 5/6/21 9:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Electronics Materials Adhesives
We’ve all heard of the KISS principle, whether in its original form of “keep it simple, stupid” or a more polite variation such as “keep it simple and straightforward.” Created in 1960 by the U.S. Navy, the acronym reminds us that the simplest solution is usually the best solution. When designing electronics, a common problem – interference – often has a relatively simple solution. Shielding is a thin component that’s inserted in a device to block electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) signals that can affect or damage other components.
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One-of-a-kind Opportunities with Variable Data Printing

on 5/3/21 9:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Labels
When the printing press was invented in the 15th century, it revolutionized the world with the ability to reproduce printed material in mass quantities. However, as the business landscape has become more complex and segmented in the 21st century, a new need has emerged to create unique printed pieces at scale. While this would have sounded impossible a few decades ago, it’s now possible thanks to another revolutionary technology – variable data printing (VDP).
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Made to Last – Uses and Manufacturing Considerations of Industrial Labels

on 4/26/21 9:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Labels
It’s wise not to judge a book by its cover. But it’s also prudent not to ignore important safety warnings found on many products, packaging, and transportation containers.
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Podcast: Mark Darby of Lumitex on Flexible Light Technology

on 4/8/21 11:07 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Podcast Membrane Switch
In Episode 7, we talked to Mark Darby, Vice President of Sales for Lumitex, designers and developers of innovative lighting solutions. In this episode, we discuss how their flexible light technology has made them a leader in the world of lighting design. Mark also shares what markets are currently driving new business sales, how they work with customers to customize lighting solutions and what tests go into making sure all products are user ready. 
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An Introduction to Manufacturing Readiness Levels

on 3/29/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 1 Comment | Manufacturing
If you were embarking on a long road trip, would you rely on GPS or just “wing it” when planning your route? Of course, it’s always better to have a plan. The same can be said in manufacturing. In our industry, the trusty map is called the Manufacturing Readiness Levels assessment.
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Igniting Change: How Flame-Retardant Adhesives Benefit Industrial Applications

on 3/23/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 2 Comments | Custom Converting Adhesives
From an early age, we are all taught to respect fire and take necessary safety precautions. While we can never entirely eliminate the risk of fires, advancements in materials science have greatly improved our ability to minimize the destruction. One exciting innovation is the category of flame-retardant adhesives. These products are specifically designed to slow (or stop) the spread of flames and mitigate other dangerous effects of fire. Several industries have flammability guidelines and can benefit from fire-resistant products, including aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, maritime, and public transportation.
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6 Ways to Start a Manufacturing Career in Printing

on 3/15/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Careers
The New Year is all about a fresh start and exciting opportunities. If one of your resolutions is to begin a new career, we encourage you to consider the manufacturing and industrial printing industries. Why? For starters, according to a report from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, 2.4 million unfilled jobs are expected to be available by 2028. That skills gap means there are promising opportunities for those entering the field in the next few years. There are many other reasons why now’s a great time to start a career in manufacturing.
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Taking a Close Look at the Uses and Attributes of Films

on 3/8/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Custom Converting
This time of year is typically “award season” for the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, many awards shows are already postponed due to the pandemic. While we must wait to find out who will take home golden trophies at the Academy Awards, we can recognize a different category of films – the type that plays a supporting role in making all types of products.
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Choosing the Best Sterilization Method for Your Product

on 3/1/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Printing Printed Indicators
We all know that cleanliness is next to godliness, but it’s also imperative to many products, especially medical devices, electronics, and industrial equipment. After a product is manufactured, shipped, store, and handled, there’s no telling how many germs or contaminations are on the surface. That’s where sterilization comes in.
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Embracing Digital Transformation: Tapecon Invests in a New ERP System

on 2/26/21 3:00 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Tapecon News
Founded over a century ago, Tapecon is tremendously proud of our history and legacy. At the same time, a key reason for the company’s long-term success is our ability to look forward. Along with most industries, manufacturing is experiencing a digital transformation. To stay at the forefront of innovation, we are pleased to announce that Tapecon is upgrading our enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This new ERP software solution will simplify and automate many of our day-to-day processes – enabling us to reduce waste, improve operational effectiveness, and enhance overall customer experience.
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