GMN is equipped with the capabilities to provide a range of options for every unique die-cut project need. Made from various non-printed materials, die-cut components are cut into different shapes to solve specific problems such as sound dampening, EMI/RFI shielding, electrical insulation, thermal management, bonding, gap filling, sealing, air flow, and overheating.
With industry experience in electronics, medical devices, and more, GMN's engineering team can help resolve your design challenges with an array of die-cut fabrication methods and materials so you can get your product into production and on the market.
GMN is a Preferred Converter for 3M, Rogers Corporation, and Laird Technologies, allowing us to offer high-quality materials to our customers at lower costs. With our extensive converting expertise, we can provide material and design suggestions for your next project.
Common die-cut components
Commonly used with foams (including VHBs), neoprene, sponges, or rubber, gaskets and seals make up the critical layers between parts of your device for proper functionality in any type of environment.
In today’s electronic world, EMI and RFI shielding is becoming increasingly important to ensure devices work properly.
Often a last minute addition to design, spacers can be an important feature that help device functionality. GMN can help you develop and manufacture custom spacers using a variety of materials.
Additional die-cut components
- Sound dampeners
- Double-coated adhesives
- Thermal materials
- Electrically conductive adhesives
Capabilities for die-cut components
At GMN, we provide multiple types of tooling processes including steel rule die, chemical etch die, rotary tooling, drag knife, CNC router, water jet, and Class-A (steel). Each method is available to determine which may be the best fit for your unique project.
- Laser cutting
- Plotter cutting
- Steel-rule die cutting
- Rotary cutting
- Class-A tool cutting
- Water jet
GMN offers different types of die-cut fabrication equipments including:
Clam shell press: It has the ability to cut materials using a steel rule die or a chemical etch die.
Laser cutter: Laser cutting has the ability to handle polycarbonate, polyesters, acrylic, foam and formex materials.
Plotter/ router: A two-in-one cutting system where the plotter cutter uses a small blade to cut out thin materials while the router uses different "bits" to cut thicker materials such as acrylic, polycarbonate, vinyl, polyester, and aluminum.
Rotary cutter: The main component of this equipment is a rolling cylindrical anvil that contains the die tool and cuts pieces from the inserted material as it rolls. Rotary cutting has the ability to cut thin substrates like 25 mil foams, and thick substrates like 5-7 mil polyesters and polycarbonates.
Water jet: As the name indicates, this system cuts materials with a high-pressure jet of water. In addition to the substrates that can be cut by a laser like conductive foam, silicone and vinyl, water jet can cut much thicker substrates.
Our partnership with 3M spans over 50 years, which has allowed us to gain extensive product knowledge and expertise. As a Preferred Converter for 3M, we can provide custom solutions using 3M’s highly-engineered performance adhesives, label stocks, and printing materials.
GMN is one of four companies designated as a Laird Converter Partner, allowing us to pass on exclusive benefits to our customers. GMN is able to provide die-cut Laird materials for shielding and thermal management applications.
As a Preferred Converter for Rogers Corporation, we can offer PORON® urethanes and BISCO® silicones direct to our customers to provide custom design solutions for seals, gaskets, cushions, and other functional purposes.
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