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By Steve Baker Jul 21, 2021
Anaheim Convention Center

GMN is thrilled to be returning to Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West once again! As the largest MedTech tradeshow in North America, MD&M West draws professionals from all across the country for an unparalleled opportunity for both networking and sharing new ideas and developments.

By Jim Badders Jul 15, 2021
Hand holding piece of display cover 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. The cost, strength, color options and available thicknesses can impact the decision on which cover glass to use.

By Jim Badders Jul 13, 2021
Display module enhancement solutions

When it comes to selecting a specific display to use with your product, it is important to realize that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Whether you’re designing a user interface for the automotive, medical, appliance, or any other industry, GM Nameplate (GMN) has several different ways of enhancing display modules to suit your unique needs. While display enhancements usually bring to mind a myriad of visual upgrades, these enhancements are also often used to improve the functionality of the device.

By Richard Smylie Jun 29, 2021
Epoxy/ Urethane domed nameplate

Versatile and durable, Magni-lens doming is a water-clear urethane enhancement that creates a self-healing dome on a substrate. Standing tall at 0.06” (1.5mm), a unique feature of Magni-lens doming is that it functions as both - a visual and performance enhancement. Visually, it adds richness and a depth of field to the graphics below, and from a performance standpoint, it can withstand the most extreme environments.

By Steve Baker Jun 24, 2021
High-volume screen printing equipment

In this second blog of our series on high-volume technical printing, we will be discussing the various screen-printing equipment options GMN for technical printing. We will examine the different attributes of each type of printing press and assess how they can influence your projects.

By Steve Baker Jun 22, 2021
Screen printed electrodes and biosensor

Technical printing is an overarching term for functional printing projects that require product specifications above and beyond the industry standard. Often seen in highly regulated industries, technically printed parts call for exceptionally tight tolerances.

By Richard Smylie Jun 17, 2021
Brushed finish sill plate

Are you looking to add a subtle yet eye-catching decorative element to your metal component? Look no further than brush finish! GMN specializes in metal decoration, and one attribute we commonly add to metal is a mechanical brush finish.

Tyler Burrington
By Tyler Burrington Jun 07, 2021
A display being tested in the Light Lab

When it comes to product development, testing the materials and technologies used in a design under different lighting conditions is a critical step in the development process. External lighting plays a crucial role in how a part looks and functions, so the component must meet project requirements in all intended settings.

By Steve Baker Jun 02, 2021
A backlit capacitive switch

Projected capacitive (PCAP) touch technology has become a popular user interface option for many industries in recent years. Not only do they offer a sleek, intuitive user experience, but the possibilities for backlighting a capacitive touch circuit are nearly endless.

By Richard Smylie May 27, 2021
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, the spin finish was frequently seen in the automotive industry, especially on dashboards and instrumentation panels.