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Casey Cephas

Casey is the Marketing Coordinator at Tapecon Inc.

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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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Why It’s Time to Replace Mechanical Fasteners with Adhesives

on 12/10/19 2:44 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Fasteners Adhesives
When it comes to building and assembling electronic devices, there are numerous ways to affix parts or hold components in place – screws, brackets, staples, bolts, retaining rings, pins, and the list goes on. While these mechanical fasteners can be effective, they also add complexity, cost, weight, and other factors to the product. A viable alternative that may address many of your design challenges is adhesive. The science of adhesives has advanced tremendously over the past few decades. Now, for applications that have previously required mechanical fasteners, the right adhesive can result in a lighter, smoother, and smaller solution. 
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Benefits of Using a Materials Converter for Your Manufacturing

on 12/10/19 2:41 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Printing Custom Converting
Product designers are continually challenged to develop the “next big thing.” However, novel products call for new, complex components. That leaves OEMs with two options: either invest in additional equipment and labor to manufacture the components in-house, or outsource the task to a custom materials converter. More and more, forward-thinking companies are opting for the latter. In this article, we’ll discuss the advantages of partnering with an experienced converter.
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What to Expect When Working with a Custom Converter

on 12/10/19 2:39 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Printing Custom Converting
One of the many benefits of working with a custom converter is tapping into your partner’s material expertise. Through consultation and collaboration, a converter should be able to help you identify the ideal materials and converting processes for your specific application – instead of modifying your design to accommodate available stock components. If you’re new to working with a custom materials converter, here’s a quick idea of how the process works.
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Solve Your Manufacturing Challenges in Philly

on 9/25/19 6:28 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Latest News
Have a manufacturing challenge you’d like to discuss face to face? Tapecon will be exhibiting at Mid-Atlantic Design-2-Part, on October 23 and 24 and we would like to help you solve those challenges. Mid-Atlantic Design-2-Part will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.
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