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Die Cutting: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Inspired by innovators and used for centuries in low and high-level production, die cutting is an incredible process that produces parts, artwork, and images with a straightforward process.  If you want a faster, more efficient way to create pieces for your small business or to crank out massive copies of one item, you need die…

O Ring Versus Gasket

Technicians have to be able to seal off fluids from one another or risk a massive leak or worse, a chemical reaction. But which to reach for – an O-ring or a gasket? Are the two ever interchangeable? It’s imperative you know which to reach for in different situations so you can keep your machines…

What is Viton Rubber? (in 3 minutes)

The Chevy Corvair was born with a heart defect. You see, after about 15,000 miles, the neoprene seals on the push rods would start to fail, and oil and gas would mix in the combustion chamber. Not good. The heat in the engine, and the petrochemicals, was destroying the seals. The solution? Viton Rubber seals. …

Why Precision Die-Cutting is Necessary

Every machine and instrument, whether large or small, is made of compact and precise materials. This is where precision die-cutting comes into the picture! As the name suggests, precision die-cutting is the intricate process of cutting and forming material into various shapes and sizes, depending on the purpose it intends to serve.  What is precision…

Rubber Gaskets: Their Types and Use Cases

Rubber gaskets are inventive elastic mechanical seals that prevent leaks between two surfaces. A rubber gasket is a brilliant solution to fill in irregularities and connect two different surfaces when the surfaces cannot be made air or watertight. These surfaces include automotive cylinders, piping, fittings, door edges, tanks, containers, and more. Unlike liquid-applied sealants like…

The Incredible Versatility and Usability of Silicone Rubber Washers

Silicone rubber washers are incredibly popular and used across different industries due to their immense flexibility and usability benefits. Silicone rubber provides the perfect balance of mechanical and chemical properties, making it an ideal fit. Silicone Rubber Washer Material Properties The extraordinary properties of silicon make silicone rubber washers mighty effective. Silicone offers excellent resistance…

Nylon Plastic Washers – Who Knew How Cool These Are?

Remember way back in school when you learned about simple machines? One of those was a screw, right? We know that screws are used for fastening, for holding things together, and are often used in gears. However, that simple machine can be even more functional when you add a washer to it. Washers can also…

Why Using Rubber Washers Is a Smart Move

Today, you can find rubber washers in several thicknesses. Thicker rubber washers can be used for all types of applications in many different environments. Thanks to the simple design of these washers, it means they will work as expected for a long time. Plastic washers are commonly used to help reduce friction in a machine,…

The Top Benefits of Rotary Die Cutting

Rotary die-cutting is an affordable, fast way to manufacture products that mandate precise folds, cuts, and shapes without sacrificing construction or speed. It’s an effective way to build mass-produced items, such as boxes and another packaging from metal, plastic, or paper, and electronic component assembly parts, foam products, gaskets, O-rings, stickers, decals, and more. While…

The Garden Hose Problem: The Importance of Gaskets

How important are gaskets and other small connector pieces? One way to think about this is to illustrate it by describing how you use your outdoor garden hose. A garden or lawn hose is uniquely valuable for all kinds of uses – delivering water to plants, washing an exterior, and filling up a child’s plastic…