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By Richard Smylie Aug 30, 2018
Diamond-carved nameplate manufactured at GMN

Diamond carving, also known as diamond drag engraving, is a common metal decoration technique that enhances metal components by adding a unique texture. Performed at the back-end of the manufacturing process, this technique creates extremely fine, sharp, and crisp lines on an embossed aluminum surface, which cannot be achieved through any other decoration process. These deeply carved lines on the metal surface also provide a tactile feel, further augmenting the appearance of the component.

By Daniel Gesua Aug 27, 2018
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Introduction: A hero emerges!

Meet Gary! Gary hails from a proud species of creators, merchants, and manufacturers who are overflowing with passion to improve society through providing products of immeasurable value. Gary loves his job and takes great pride in his reputation as an environmentally-conscious, efficient, and compliant provider of high-quality goods.  

By Steve Baker Aug 24, 2018
Printed electrodes by GMN

A US-based medical company was developing a wearable cardiac telemetry device to monitor the ECG signals of a patients’ heart. They approached GM Nameplate (GMN) to develop the electrode (circuit) that would be embedded in the low-profile, wireless device that measures, records, and transmits physiological data. In addition to the specific needs regarding the circuit’s slender shape and size, the customer had three crucial requirements:

By Jason Herndon Aug 08, 2018
Prototyping solutions by GMN

When it comes to custom manufacturing, prototyping remains an integral part of the design process. Whether you are testing the fit, form, and functionality of a new product, evaluating the feasibility of a unique material, or simply experimenting with novel ideas and concepts, prototyping enables us to venture into new territories. The prototyping services at GM Nameplate (GMN) not only provide quick-turn solutions, but also offer design support to help customers navigate a path towards production.

By Richard Smylie Aug 02, 2018
A drag spin finish nameplate manufactured by GMN

A spin finish, also known as spotting or engine turning, is a mechanical metal decoration technique that creates visually-striking and repetitive circular patterns. The unique interplay of light as it reflects off the finished metal surface adds movement and enhances the aesthetic appeal of the part. Rising to popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, spin finish was frequently seen in the automotive industry, especially on dashboards and instrumentation panels.