CUSTOM LABELS & PC BOARD ASSEMBLIES
Die cutting is the general process of using a die to shear webs of low-strength materials, such as rubber, fibre, foil, cloth, paper, corrugated board, chipboard, plastics, pressure sensitive adhesive tapes, foam and thin sheet metal. In the metalworking and leather industries, it’s known as clicking. Commonly produced items using this process include gaskets, labels, tokens, corrugated boxes and envelopes.
Our die cutter works in partnership with our Label manufacturer and is also a 3M Preferred Converter. Areas of specialty include materials involved in gasketing, bonding and fastening, insulators, thermal management, EMI/RFI, vibration and cushioning, masking, and lens.
Nameplates can be made to withstand harsh outdoor environments, chemicals, scratches, as well as ultraviolet light that may cause other nameplates to yellow over time. We offer a variety of laminates that provide a protective layer over the graphics and give the label an aesthetically appealing finish. Most commonly, labels will have an either gloss or matte finish with a velvet or smooth texture. Different embellishment options are available – Whether it be through the utilization of special inks (metallic, photo luminescent, texture clear), or a special tool to emboss certain features and give them a 3D appeal.
The manufacturer represents a wide variety of labels that are supplied on rolls, sometimes referred to as ‘roll labels’. The roll labels can measure up to 16″ wide and have a thickness of .002″ – .015″; able to withstand temperatures from -40°F to 275°F, and can be made to resist scratches, chemicals, and UV exposure.
The label manufacturer stocks a large variety of substrates, laminates, and inks and have the unique ability to sub-surface/back print on a polycarbonate substrate, either digitally or using screen printing. Printing a reverse image on the back of a clear substrate allows us to fabricate extremely durable warning/caution labels, wiring diagrams, customed colored thermal transfers, vinyl cutouts, 2D barcode labels, tamper evident labels, variable data labels (several designs, serialization), and labels bearing the UL/CSA stamp of approval.
Considered our feature product, our overlay manufacturer is an industry leader in fabricating graphic overlays. Designed to be applied over a products control panel, an overlay identifies the various functions for each button, contains windows for displays and LEDs, and protects the inner workings of certain electronic applications.
The overlays are sub surface printed or back printed using clear polyesters and polycarbonates. The value in back printing is that the part is essentially self-laminated and does not require any additional laminates. They also offer several embellishment solutions to compliment the look of the overlay including embossing, selective textures, and metallic inks.
The fabrication services of membrane switches include all aspects of product design and manufacturing for custom membrane switches.
We produce: Keypads, Silver flex circuits, Copper flex circuits, Tactile and non-tactile switches, Silver flex/copper flex circuit options, PCB switches, Rubberized keypads, Digital touch screens.
Also offered are a variety of custom options including:
- Stainless steel domes
- PC board mounted switches
- PEM inserts
- Automatic SMD LED placement
- Sealed NEMA 4 rated construction
- Sub panel assemblies
- Lighting Options:
- Light Guide Film
- Electroluminescence (EL)
- Fiber Optics
Our membrane switch manufacturer has an actuation life of 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 cycles. They have backlighting options consisting of: LED, light guide film, electro luminescence (EL), and fiber optics. They can fabricate these switches along with graphic overlay made from various polyesters and polycarbonates. Our membranes can withstand temperatures ranging from -20°C to 75°C. Electrical specifications include ESD / RFI shielding options, through-hole or two-sided flex circuits, 100 mA at 28 VDC max and maximum load 1.5 VA nominal.
PC Board Assemblies & Box Builds
Our manufacturer customizes from low to medium quantities, including wire harnesses. Their specialty is in custom electronic products for applications including embedded, industrial, medical, military, automotive and they are also AS9100, ITAR, and FDA ISO 13485 certified, as well as being a minority owned business.
Core Competencies are the following:
- New Production Introduction (NPI)
- High Mix Low Volume Production
- Mass Production (High volume Low Mix)
- Placement capability for 01005 package components
- Package On Package (PoP)
- Flying Probe and In Circuit Testing
- Thru Hole Technology – Selective Soldering/Wave Soldering
- Box Build and System Assembly
- Final Packaging and Out of the Box Exerience
Doming is a word used to describe a process in which an exact amount of polyurethane resin is applied over the top of a label or nameplate, and allowed to flow outward to the edges which act as a levy. Once the resin is cured it effectively forms a clear protective cap or dome over the graphics, thus giving it the name ‘dome label’. Sometimes referred to as bubble labels, dome labels are highly durable, and well suited for just about any environment. Our dome manufacturer is one of the few companies with an on-site clean room that allows both printing and doming under the same roof.
UL & CSA Labels
Our label manufacturer works closely with both UL (Underwriters Laboratory) and CSA, their Canadian counterpart, as well as AS9100 certified. With over 20 UL/CSA recognized label constructions (more added annually), they are a valuable resource for both buyers and engineers who are in need of guidance through the tricky task of getting UL approved. Whether it’s being used indoors or in the harshest of environments, our long standing history with both UL and CSA, helps get the job done.
Serial, Tamper / Security Labels
Tamper seals and security labels are often used to detect tampering of containers and access points. When removed, the tamper evident seal will self-destruct to indicate that the seal has been broken. Our security labels feature superior tamper evident performance, which is designed to function within one (1) minute of application on the recommended surfaces.
Prototyping Label Options:
Send your artwork and in 5 days or less (in most cases) you will have a production quality prototype. Screen or Digital printing does not matter. Our digital blade cutting makes sure your parts are as accurate (+/- .010”) as steel rule die cutting.