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By Chris Doyle Dec 23, 2019
GMN's 2020 calendar

Continuing the annual tradition of making a calendar for the new year, GMN’s 2020 calendar is unique in several ways. To get inspiration for the new calendar, the team at GMN’s Monroe, NC division first looked at metal decoration trend samples that they had prepared for customers. Combining the GMN logo and colors along with elements from these trending designs, we were able to create a truly modern and exciting calendar for 2020 that demonstrates some of GMN’s unique capabilities.

Duke-Brekhus
By Duke Brekhus Dec 18, 2019
Stryker Lifepad keypad

When Stryker created their Lifepak defibrillator, they knew how important it was for it to remain functional no matter the environment in which it was used. The device is used in hospitals, ambulances and everywhere in between where it might be subjected to tough conditions and repeated impact. With the original design consisting of an overlay directly over metal snap domes, little protection was offered to the domes themselves.

Dave Klinkman
By Dave Klinkman Dec 04, 2019
Molded components in an aircraft

From luggage bin markers to seat row coupons, the interior of any aircraft comprises of several molded plastic parts. Primarily, there are three ways of printing graphics and texts on molded components namely screen printing, pad printing, and dye sublimation. However, each technique presents its own set of challenges and restrictions. For instance, screen and pad printing are not only time-consuming but also require a high set up cost.

Chris Beason
By Chris Beason Nov 12, 2019
An image of the San Jose Convention Center

GM Nameplate (GMN) is excited to exhibit at the BIOMEDevice San Jose show in booth #1127. The event will take place at the San Jose Convention Center on December 4-5th, 2019.

Chris Passanante, GMN
By Chris Passanante Nov 06, 2019
Plastic machining at GMN Plastics

While plastic injection molding remains the cornerstone of GMN Plastics, plastic machining is one of the many complementary capabilities offered to our customers. With a dedicated area and automated equipment for machining, GMN Plastics can machine parts up to 20”x40” in size. But how does plastic machining benefit our customers? Plastic machining is ideal for secondary machining of injection molded parts.

Chris Beason
By Chris Beason Oct 31, 2019
Group of GMN employees in costume

Continuing the annual Halloween tradition, the team at GM Nameplate has done it again! GMN employees dressed in a wide array of impressive individual and team costumes, really getting into the spirit of Halloween. There was a living art museum, many sharks from Shark Week, two separate worlds from the Mario video games and everything in between. Halloween at GMN is always a blast for everyone involved, and this year was no different! 

By Jim Badders Oct 28, 2019
Hand holding piece of display glass

When developing a new product, the cover for a display is just as critical as the display itself. The actual display component typically does not arrive with any kind of protection, leaving it susceptible to environmental factors and damage from continued use. Depending on product requirements, it is often necessary to add a glass cover to protect the display from impact or scratches while still maintaining optical quality. However, not all glass is created equal.

Jeff Lee
By Jeff Lee Oct 23, 2019
GMN joins the Heart Walk community

On October 12th, nearly 100 GMN employees and family members joined the Puget Sound Heart Walk community in support of fighting heart disease. The GMN team walked in honor of someone affected by heart disease or stroke, and to celebrate a healthy lifestyle.

Paul Michaels
By Paul Michaels Oct 17, 2019
GMN supports the PNAA scholarship program

This morning, GMN had the pleasure of hosting Brian Canfield, CEO of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA), at our Seattle, WA Division. During the meeting, Brian Canfield recognized GMN’s continued support and contribution to the PNAA’s scholarship program.

Rudy Vital, GMN
By Rudy Vital Oct 14, 2019
A photo of an elastomer keypad

On any user interface, the keypad is often the first element that a user interacts with. Great user experience is paramount to a great product and it all starts with customizing your keypad so that it looks, feels and behaves the right way. When it comes to customization, almost no other keypad can provide as many options as elastomer keypads. Made from a flexible polymer, elastomer keypads are a reliable and durable choice for a wide range of industries and applications.