Real-World Solutions:

Seeking Improvements in the Material Handling Process Through the Use of High Performance Adhesives

Customer Challenge A customer in the appliance industry contacted us with a sealing application that required applying an adhesive to...

Protecting Automotive Electronic Components From Excessive Wear Using An Electrical Insulator

Customer Challenge This customer had a heat sensitive electronic application and was concerned about protecting the internal components from electrostatic...

Custom Packaging for a Medical Company Using High Density Foam for the Ultimate Protection

Customer Challenge A medical company came to us looking for a custom packaging solution to protect their high priced medical...

Further Improving the Home Improvement Industry by Optimizing the Function of a Protective Gasket.

Customer Challenge We were contacted by a customer in the home improvement industry asking for assistance with a challenging product...

SRP Teams Up with 3M to Manufacture Custom Solutions for a Telecom Company

Customer Challenge LCI’s, or Liquid Contact Indicator’s, are small indicators that turn from red into another color after contact with...

3M Thermal Interface Tapes Help to Improve The Life of a LED Lighting Application

Customer Challenge An LED lighting manufacturer came to us seeking ways to improve the lifetime performance of LED bulbs within...

Switching To A More Cost Effective Material, While Maintaining Optimum Performance

Customer Challenge This electronics manufacturer was using a silicone interface pad on a heat sink for a small electronics application....

Utilizing a Sealing Gasket to Keep Unwanted Evironmental Debris From Damaging a Telecommunications Cabinet

Customer Challenge This company was seeking a product for their telecommunications cabinets. These cabinets are built in two separate sections,...

Helping to Create Cost Effective Solutions to an Existing Product Line in the Appliance Industry

Customer Challenge This appliance manufacturing company came to us having already known exactly what they needed from us. It was...

Preventing Hairline Cracks from Forming When Assembling Metal and Plexiglas

Customer Challenge One of our customers making aftermarket parts for a motorcycle manufacturer was having difficulties with a windshield application...

Athletic Equipment Manufacturer Seeks to Improve High-Performance Shin Guards

Customer Challenge An athletic equipment manufacturing company was developing an ultra high-performance shin guard for their line of soccer equipment....

Eliminating the Need for Mechanical Fasteners in an Automotive Application

Customer Challenge A customer in the automotive industry came to us looking for a solution to eliminate the use of...

Sealing Out the Weather Using Microcellular Urethane Foam

Customer Challenge A heating and air conditioning company came to us in search of a more ef cient gasket to...

High Temperature Gaskets For a High Temperature Application in the Fire and Life Safety Industry

Customer Challenge One of our customers who manufacturers fire and life safety devices was in need of a high-performance gasket...

Solving An Electrical Arcing Issue Using Flexible Electrical Insulation Material

Customer Challenge A customer of ours that is an OEM providing controls in the commercial building industry had an application...

Customer Challenge

A customer in the appliance industry contacted us with a sealing application that required applying an adhesive to a cellular urethane substrate.

The requirements for this adhesive were that they provided a quick initial tack combined with clean removability leaving no residue. It would also be ideal if the adhesive had a thin polyester lm carrier for a stronger hold and ease of use.

SRP Solution

Our recommendation for the customer was to offer 3M™ 442F as the ideal adhesive for this particular application. The 442F™ features a thin polyester lm carrier that provides dimensional stability and improved handling with ease of die-cutting and laminating. 442F™ comes standard with 3M™ Adhesive 830.

The 830 is a firm rubber adhesive system that provides a combination of good adhesion, good temperature performance, good solvent resistance and good quick stick to a wide variety of materials as well as clean removability from many surfaces.

Results

After testing and prototyping, the customer agreed that this adhesive was exactly what they were looking for. The performance of the product we provided held up to stability and handling specifications, making their processes more efficient.

Process Used: Laminator + Flatbed Punch Press/Steel Rule Die  Materials Used: 3M™ 442F Adhesive

Customer Challenge

This customer had a heat sensitive electronic application and was concerned about protecting the internal components from electrostatic discharge and excessive wear.

Without changing the integrity of the final product, they needed to find a material that would not only fix the issues, but is also able to be integrated seamlessly into the application.

Fixing the issue would greatly improve the final product by protecting the internal components of the electronic device.

SRP Solution

The solution recommended was to cut a thin layer of Kapton® to apply over the circuit board that would act as an electrical insulator and protection layer for the sensitive components.

Results

Due to the performance of the Kapton® Polyimide Film, coupled with the available thickness, or thinness if you will, there was never a doubt that our manufactured part would make a better end product.

In addition to high performance dielectric insulation properties, Kapton also provided excellent high heat resistance. The unique construction of DuPont Kapton® polyimide lm provided the customer with the additional abrasion resistance they were looking for.

Process Used: Flat Bed Punch Press | Steel Rule Die-Cutting  Materials Used: Kapton® Polyimide Film

Customer Challenge

A medical company came to us looking for a custom packaging solution to protect their high priced medical devices during transit.

The technological advancement for medical devices and electronics continue to become smaller, thinner, and essentially hand held.

Being that these devices are so valuable, it was important for our customer to feel comfortable when shipping their products to various hospitals.

SRP Solution

SRP is not historically known to manufacture custom packaging, but our capabilities allow us to offer value added, high-quality services to t our customer demands.

Utilizing our state-of-the-art waterjet machine, we were able to custom cut slots of various sizes into high-density foam to eliminate breakage during transit. The waterjet is able to cut high density foam up to 3” thick.

Results

The high density foam was very effective at securing the medical devices, not to mention extremely cost effective. Now our customer can safely and conveniently ship their products worldwide.

Process Used: Waterjet Cutting  Materials Used: High Density Foam

Customer Challenge

We were contacted by a customer in the home improvement industry asking for assistance with a challenging product design for an industrial application.

They were using a design that called for a plastic molded gasket protective cover adhered to closed cell sponge on both sides. The plastic offered a wear surface and the sponge, a cushion.

The challenge was to design a part that would offer superior resistance to prolonged usage, while still maintaining its performance over an extended period of time.

SRP Solution

In an effort to manufacture a product that suited their every need, we offered them a thicker closed cell sponge gasket cover with cut-outs inserted using 3M Bumpon material.

The 3M Bumpon material provided the wear surface required and eliminated the need for the molded plastic piece thus reducing the overall cost.

Results

By working closely with our customer, we were able to design a superior product that was not only better performing, but also more cost effective. This product was tested by their research and development team, and will begin production soon.

Process Used: Lamination + Flash Cutting  Materials Used: 3M Bumpon Resilient Rollstock + Closed Cell Sponge + Adhesive

Customer Challenge

LCI’s, or Liquid Contact Indicator’s, are small indicators that turn from red into another color after contact with water.

A customer in the telecommunications industry came to us looking for a more efficient solution that would enable them to identify water damage inside of their electronic devices using LCI’s.

In case of a defective device, service personnel can check whether the device might have suffered from contact with water. After contact with water, or other liquids, the device is not covered by warranty.

SRP Solution

Our partnership with 3M allows us to work as the middle man between supplier and customer. Using their technology and material resources, they were able to produce a proprietary material specially made for our customer.

SRP provided solutions that helped reduce costs by changing the design of the part from a circle to a hexagon shape, which not only helped to increase the yield, but it also reduced the amount of material used in production.

Results

Our customer benefitted from this product immensely. It was a low cost solution to an issue that potentially saved the company millions in warranties from customer’s using their handheld devices.

Process Used: Rotary Die Cutting  Materials Used: 3M™ 5557 Water Indicator Material Combined + Custom-Made 3M™ Security Tape

Customer Challenge

An LED lighting manufacturer came to us seeking ways to improve the lifetime performance of LED bulbs within their fixtures.

This company was previously using a thermal grease to help transfer the heat being created from the bulbs away from the enclosure.

The problem with using a thermal grease is that it can get quite messy, and unless you are used to working with thermal grease, it is hard to apply and evenly distribute.

SRP Solution

SRP recommended a thermal interface material to dissipate the heat in the fixture. This material is designed to provide a heat transfer path between heat generating components and cooling devices.

We also suggested a microcellular urethane to prevent environmental contaminants from entering the product. We were con dent this was the perfect solution to prolong the life of the LED bulbs.

Results

Our customer was pleased that their thermal-management product was now higher performing and superior to its predecessor. The elimination of the thermal grease resulted in a much simplified assembly process as well.

These cost saving improvements reduced assembly time immensely, while providing more ef cient distribution of heat throughout the application.

 

Equipment Used: Laminating | Flat Bed Die Cutting

Materials Used: 3M™ Thermal Interface Transfer Tape 8810 | Rogers PORON®