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Chris Beason
By Chris Beason May 06, 2021
GMN Aerospace employees with the Bronze Tier Supplier award

We are excited to announce that GM Nameplate (GMN) was recently recognized as a Bronze Tier Supplier for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2020 for BAE Systems, Inc.’s Electronic Systems sector. GM Nameplate was honored at a virtual ceremony and was selected from the pool of suppliers that worked with BAE Systems in 2020.

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By Debbie Anderson May 04, 2021
Non-conductive functional inks at GMN

This blog is the second in our series on functional inks. In theprevious blog, we touched upon the various conductive inks used at GM Nameplate (GMN). In this blog, we will explore the different types and applications of non-conductive inks.

Debbie-Anderson-GMN
By Debbie Anderson Apr 29, 2021
Functional printed electronics inks at GMN

Functional inks are a cost-effective method to manufacture printed and flexible circuits. While the traditional technologies of etched copper flex circuits and printed circuit boards (PCBs) are still prevalent, functional inks have the advantage of being an economical alternative when it comes to printing on flexible substrates and mass-scale production of circuits. In this two-part blog series, we will broadly touch upon the essentials of functional inks employed by GMN in its wide-ranging manufacturing services.

Pam Hane
By Pam Hane Apr 26, 2021
A variety of different die-cut components

As technology becomes more interconnected, addressing how electromagnetic interference (EMI) affects the performance of electronic devices is becoming an important design decision. If left unchecked, excess EMI has the potential to disrupt electronics, causing everything from delays to completely preventing a device from working.

Patrick Wu
By Patrick Wu Apr 15, 2021
Land Rover exterior grille badge

Land Rover is a luxury British automotive company of predominantly four-wheel drive, off-road capable vehicles, owned by multinational car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). In a joint venture with Chery Automobile Co., their assembly plant in Changshu, China, has been manufacturing Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles since October 2014. GMN China has been part of this supply chain since 2015, supporting the airbag emblems on the steering wheels of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

By Richard Smylie Apr 12, 2021
A sheet of metal going through a roll coater

From enhancing the visual characteristics of a part to shielding it from environmental damage, protective coatings have become a vital part of metal fabrication and finishing. While there are several different ways to apply a coating to metal, one of the most efficient and commonly used methods is roll coating.

Chris Beason
By Chris Beason Apr 08, 2021
A group of aerospace students learning

For the 7th year in a row, GMN Aerospace is proud to share that we have once again donated to the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) scholarship fund. As a long-standing aerospace supplier, we understand how important it is to support the next generation in this exciting field.

By Richard Smylie Apr 06, 2021
Steering wheel badge for Nissan

Tooling a part to size remains integral to the metal fabrication process. While there are several tooling possibilities including steel-rule and rotary die-cutting, laser and water jet cutting, and compound tools, which method do you employ for efficiently performing multiple operations on a metal component? The answer lies in our video below. By offering a peek into the functioning of progressive dies, the video clearly illustrates the many advantages of utilizing progressive die-cutting to drive productivity.

Mike Sorrels
By Mike Sorrels Mar 30, 2021
Clamshell press at GMN's fabrication cell

In the manufacturing landscape, die-cutting is an indispensable fabrication process used to convert a wide range of materials into specific shapes and sizes. Whether you wish to utilize a custom-shaped silicone foam into a gasket, require a panel filler for a medical device, or simply need to cut out labels and adhesives, die-cutting allows you to efficiently cut materials in large volumes with increased consistency and accuracy.

Bob Christensen, GMN
By Bob Christensen Mar 25, 2021
一个显示被测试函数

In our previous blog onoptical characterization testing, we discussed the various tools and testing methods that ensure a display meets its optical performance requirements. Today, we’ll be focusing on the next step in display testing: functional tests.