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The Fasten-ating Possibilities of Adhesives in Medical and Healthcare Products

on 2/15/21 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Custom Converting Fasteners Adhesives
Do you know someone who believes that duct tape fixes everything? It’s a handy product; there’s no question about it. If only there were a similar, do-it-all solution when designing devices for medical and healthcare use. Choosing the best fastening method for your product is no small decision. There are many factors to consider, including design, manufacturing, compliance, safety, and more. However, thanks to impressive material science advancements, adhesives have emerged as a viable, cost-effective replacement over mechanical fasteners.
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A Secret Weapon in Lightweighting? Converted Adhesives and Tapes

on 8/4/20 7:30 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Custom Converting Fasteners Adhesives
Bigger, faster, stronger. That’s the motto of the Olympics and athletes around the world. But when it comes to product design and manufacturing, the philosophy is often: lighter is better.   The strategy of lightweighting has been embraced by the automotive and transportation industries for many years now. But many other industries can benefit from this approach, including medical devices, medical equipment, industrial products, aerospace, and more.
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Why It’s Time to Replace Mechanical Fasteners with Adhesives

on 12/10/19 2:44 PM By | Casey Cephas | 1 Comment | 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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