Un-mixed Signals: Interference and shielding in the expanding realm of compact electronics

When was the last time you drove a car or used an appliance that didn’t include some kind of electronic component? Across industries, electronic devices are becoming commonplace in vehicles, medical devices, and home appliances. They’re also showing up in new places all the time from doorbells to bathroom fixtures.

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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Next Prototyping Project

Most new parts change several times as they evolve from a conceptual drawing to a physical object in the real world. By the time a new part is ready for prototyping, you’ve made drawings, calculations, and prepared extensive documentation (and if you’re working within the automotive industry, you’ve also spent countless hours on the Production Part Approval Process, or PPAP). And now it’s time for functional testing or evaluating fit within an assembly.

Need Something More From Your Stamping Vendor? Why Partnering With a Strategic Supplier Makes Sense

In this age of tightening budgets, purchasers are tasked with sourcing parts economically, and designers and engineers know parts must be cost-effective to manufacture. It’s tempting to think of a stamper merely as a vendor or supplier of materials. After all, if the part meets specification and budget requirements, surely that’s good enough. You might even save money on production.

A Pressing Matter: Balancing Part Cost and Quality in Micro Stamped Parts

As OEMs and aftermarket equipment companies tighten tolerances, manufacturers face the challenge of producing stamped parts that meet and exceed their customers’ requirements. Poor die design along with scrapped or reworked parts cost everyone involved time and money. It’s critical to get it right the first time and every time.

Real-World Precision Stamping: Dimensional Specs Are Not Enough

Most designers of stamped parts don’t need to be convinced of the value of specifying tolerances as a regular practice. This example in Machine Design illustrates why tolerancing is always a good idea. “A machine shop that sees an untoleranced diameter, without knowing the design intent, may apply a standard tolerance for three-decimal-place untoleranced dimensions, ±0.005 in. [which] may result in interference, where the hole is smaller than the shaft diameter, which prevents the parts from sliding together … if too large of an interference exists, it will degrade performance.” As the article notes, the end result is usually extra time and money to rework the parts.

CEP Technologies Launches New Site To Support Manufacturers That Need Miniature To Small Progressive Metal Stampings

YONKERS, New York. (September 11, 2019) CEP Technologies Corp. has launched a new website for manufacturers that need custom miniature to small progressive stampings. Streamlined navigation makes the site easy to access for automotive OEMs. The site is also designed to support a diverse group of industries that range from telecommunications, consumer goods and EMI/RFI shielding to electrical switches, medical devices, battery contacts, power protection and oil and gas and market spaces in between.