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Getting Familiar with FDA-Grade Silicone

In the world of materials and manufacturing, precision and safety are paramount, especially when it comes to products that directly or indirectly interact with our bodies. One such versatile and widely used material is FDA-grade silicone.  In the following article, we explore the intricacies of FDA-grade silicone, understanding its composition, applications, and the stringent standards…

The Marvels of EMI Shielding Gaskets

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, our devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and with this sophistication comes the need for enhanced protection. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a ubiquitous challenge that can compromise the performance of electronic devices.  Enter EMI shielding gaskets, also known as conductive gaskets, the silent guardians that shield our electronics from the…

The Intricate Process of Crafting Lathe Cut Gaskets

In the world of manufacturing, precision and reliability are paramount. One often-overlooked component that plays a crucial role in ensuring the seamless operation of machinery is the humble lathe cut gasket. These unassuming rings of material act as seals, preventing leaks and maintaining the integrity of various systems. In this blog article, our team delves…

Learning about the PTFE Applications

As you may already know, polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, is a remarkable synthetic polymer that has found its way into a variety of applications across various industries. Its unique properties make it a popular choice for both industrial and everyday uses. In fact, it’s highly likely you’ve recently—perhaps even today—come into contact with PTFE, in one…

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…