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How Converted Adhesives Can Improve Securement of Your Medical Device

on 6/17/20 8:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Wearables Custom Converting Adhesives
Millions of patients depend on medical devices for diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment of health conditions. An incredible amount of time and expertise is required to ensure these devices work properly – from extensive research and development to hands-on care from a medical professional. But at the end of the day, a medical device can only do its job when it’s effectively attached to the patient, which is why securement is a critical aspect to consider during product development.
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Make it Yours – A Guide to Different Custom Converting Processes

on 4/23/20 8:39 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Printing Custom Converting Adhesives Shielding
The more innovative and unique your product is, the more likely that you will need to create new components that aren’t readily available. This may sound like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite practical through custom materials converting. Custom converting is an overarching term that applies to any process that modifies original material to suit your product design. It can be as simple as slicing a sheet of material to a different size, or as complex as combining multiples processes to create an innovative, fully operational product. While the possibilities of custom converting are virtually endless, there are a handful of popular processes you can use.
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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
Electrically 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. With an abundance of high-quality ECTs available in today’s market, how can you determine which one is best for your application? Answering these questions can help you narrow down to the optimal product.
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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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