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Printing on heat sealable foils – Engineering case study from Entrocomponent Solutions

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Entrocomponent Solutions, and here is their sales team: Jeff Bradbury and Scott McGlasson.

1.  How to print a logo and product name on a sealing foil

Many medical device companies use heat sealed foils to contain caustic substances or to maintain a seal of freshness. The functional side of these seals requires them to be inert and seal to plastics at a certain temperature. The other side of these foils is what is viewable to the end-user. This material often has a blank metallic look to it.  Our customer approached ECS with the desire to print instructions and product branding information on this part of the heat sealable foil.

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How do you spec an adhesive? Engineering case study from Entrocomponent Solutions

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Entrocomponent Solutions, and here is their sales team: Jeff Bradbury and Scott McGlasson.

1.  How do you spec an adhesive?

Most engineers deal with adhesives at one point or another.  The mistake many make is thinking that “An adhesive tape is an adhesive tape.” Entrocomponent Solutions (ECS) received an RFQ with an adhesive spec’d in on a foam window gasket. The adhesive spec’d in was a very established, older formula that has been an industry standard for over 20 years. The age of this particular adhesive immediately brought up questions about the application, the bond requirements, and the assembly process. ECS wanted to investigate further to make sure this was the best choice for the application.
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Engineering Case Study: Rapid Product Development-Entrocomponent Solutions (ECS)

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Entrocomponent Solutions, and here is their sales team: Jeff Bradbury and Scott McGlasson.

1) Case Study: How do I control iterative prototyping costs?

A large OEM customer was recently in development of a new hand held device requiring several custom die cut components for various cushioning, sealing, shielding applications.   The challenge was that the design of these components were was not firm, requiring many unexpected iterations along  the development path.  The company was also under a very tight time frame to get products to market for the holiday buying season. They needed to define both the materials and the functional design of each of these parts very quickly.

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