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Podcast: Rafael Tudela from Tapecon on Flexible Hybrid Electronics

on 1/13/22 9:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Podcast Graphic Overlays
In episode 10, we talk to Rafael Tudela, a fellow Tapeconian with an interesting educational background. A double major in electrical and electronic engineering, Rafael spent most of his career on the electrical side before bringing his talents to Tapecon where he is mostly working in the world of flexible hybrid electronics. We spoke with Rafael about the exciting projects he’s working on at Tapecon and what he sees for the future.
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Podcast: Lou Brossard of Curbell Plastics on Light Management Film

on 10/27/21 1:39 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Podcast Graphic Overlays
In this episode Lou Brossard, the Senior Product Specialist from Curbell Plastics joins us. Lou specializes in films and tapes, and discusses the markets and applications for light management films. Lou also explains how light diffusion works, the technology behind it, and what needs to be considered with the selection of films when it’s being incorporated into a new project or design.
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Podcast: Erika Rebrosova of Sun Chemical on Human Machine Interfaces

on 6/30/21 4:45 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Podcast
In our 8th episode of the podcast, we spoke with Erika Rebrosova, the Global Technology Manager at Sun Chemical. Erika joined us to talk about all things human machine interface (HMI), including printed electronics, a broad overview of what HMI is and how advancements in capacitive switches are changing the face of many industries.
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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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Steve Davis Interview on New York State Manufacturing Now Podcast

on 1/27/21 1:35 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Manufacturing Tapecon News Podcast
This is a unique edition of the Better Product Solutions Podcast in which we're actually just sharing Steve's appearance on the New York State Manufacturing Now podcast by FuzeHub from August 21, 2019. Steve provides an overview of Tapecon's history and capabilities in the printing and converting space. He also provides some insight into Tapecon's culture and some of the challenges it faces on the workforce development front. He was interviewed by Steve Melito from FuzeHub.
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Podcast: Neil Bolding of MacDermid Enthone on Membrane Switch Evolution

on 12/23/20 1:57 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Podcast Membrane Switch
In this episode, we talked to Neil Bolding, Technical Manager at MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions about the evolution of membrane switches. Membrane switches first entered the manufacturing scene nearly 40 years ago, and iterations of the technology have never ended. Neil shares with us why this tech is so trustworthy and where he sees them heading in 2021 and beyond.
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Podcast: Dave Shoemaker on Technology and Manufacturing Readiness Levels

on 12/10/20 9:30 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Podcast
In this episode of The Better Product Solutions Podcast, Steve sits down with Dave Shoemaker, Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Tapecon. Dave is a veteran Tapecon employee and has overseen countless projects across a variety of applications. Dave and Steve dissect the topics of manufacturing readiness levels (MRL) and technology readiness levels (TRL). Watch the video, listen to the audio, or read the full conversation transcript below.
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Podcast: Bill Sullivan on Films, Coatings & Launching Products Faster

on 10/9/20 8:19 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Custom Converting Printed Electronics Podcast
In this episode of The Better Product Solutions Podcast, we speak with Bill Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Business and Technology Discovery at FLEXcon. In this podcast, Bill gives us a breakdown of more functional technologies to films and coatings, some of the capabilities bringing new technology to the forefront and how to help brand owners launch products faster.
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Podcast: Bret Ludwig from 3M on Wearable Medical Skin Tape & Adhesives

on 8/6/20 7:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 1 Comment | Wearables Podcast
In this episode, we talked to Bret Ludwig, Senior Product Development Engineer at 3M. We talk a wide-ranging conversation with medical skin tapes on applications, different types of adhesives to use in different situations, and skin trauma.  Pretty much anybody who's looking to commercialize a wearable product shouldn't miss this because we cover all kinds of questions that are relevant to product teams.
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Podcast: Len Allison on Flexible Printed Electronics

on 6/29/20 12:05 PM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Custom Converting Printed Electronics Podcast
For the inaugural episode of the Better Product Solutions Podcast, Steve is joined by Len Allison from Engineered Material Systems to discuss flexible printed electronics, changes in materials, ASTM standards and the overall durability characteristics that make this a reality. Watch the video or read the full conversation transcript.
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