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By Steve Baker Feb 28, 2018
GMN's guide to capacitive touch technology

Does your device utilize mechanical buttons? Are you designing a new user interface device? Does your existing product’s interface need a facelift? No matter the question, capacitive touch technology is the answer. The arrival of smartphones and tablets has massively fueled the trend for capacitive touch. From our car dashboards, to industrial controllers, touch technology has truly invaded our lives. Unsurprisingly, more and more companies are steering towards incorporating sleek and non-tactile interfaces within their devices.

Lauren Rowles, GMN
By Lauren Rowles Feb 22, 2018
PNAA Aerospace Conference

At this year’s 17th annual Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Conference, Paul Michaels, GMN Aerospace’s Corporate Director, was asked to share his insights on the importance of striving for excellence within the aerospace industry. As a past recipient of PNAA’s Aerospace Executive of the Year Award, Michaels also had the honor of recognizing previous award winners in the audience during the event’s banquet dinner.

By Chris Doyle Feb 13, 2018
This component was made using 3D electroform

If you’re interested in adding a new and stylish look to your nameplate or component, you may want to consider 3D electroform. Using this process, you can achieve many different intricate looks and design elements on one part. You can create contrast within the nameplate by using an array of textures, depths, and colors. In this blog we will use the Callaway Golf component as an example to highlight different techniques and elements you can achieve with 3D electroform.

Lauren Rowles, GMN
By Lauren Rowles Feb 07, 2018
New Year at GMN Aerospace

As we reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to 2018, GMN Aerospace would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to our customers and our excitement for what is on the horizon. 2017 gave GMN Aerospace a lot to celebrate, including being awarded with our fourth Boeing Supplier of the Year Award. Now, in the birth of a new year, it’s time for us to set new goals, carve out an execution plan, and get to work.

Chris Passanante, GMN
By Chris Passanante Feb 06, 2018
3D laser scanner at GMN

Imagine that you need to precisely measure a custom machined wheel of a customized car. Which measuring tool would you use? You could use a standard industry equipment like the caliper, but that may result in several inaccuracies given the complex shape and inherent contours of the wheel. Alternatively, you could use a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), but that would be extremely time-consuming and the machine might fail to get into all of the crevices.