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Material of the Month: Silicone Rubber

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CGR Products stocks material choices of all kinds — flexible rubber sheeting, adhesive solutions, and fiber materials are just the beginning of our specialty options. Our Material of the Month series spotlights some of our favorite materials and their unique applications. This month, we’re discussing silicone rubber. What is Silicone Rubber? Silicone rubber is a […]

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How Can OEMs Cut Costs and Optimize Their Supply Chain?

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For original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the stress of product design and manufacturing often overshadows the maintenance of a lean supply chain. Supply chain optimization is an initiative that always seems attractive, but it can be difficult to pinpoint just where to start. According to a recent TMG-IMG study, OEM supply chain management and optimization can […]

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Waterjet Cutting vs. Die Cutting

Die Cutting vs. Waterjet Cutting: Which One Should You Use for Your Project?

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More cutting methods are available today than ever before. While friction sawing used to be the primary industrial material cutting option, there are now nearly a dozen viable choices. Not all cutting methods are created equal — which isn’t to say that one is categorically better than another, but rather that they all have their […]

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Material of the Month: EPDM Rubber

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Highly Resistant and Versatile: A Solution for Everyday and Specialty Applications This blog post is the third installment of a new CGR Products content series called “Material of the Month.” The series spotlights some of the unique materials that CGR works with, as well as their common applications. Material selection can make all the difference […]

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Material of the Month: Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)

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Lightweight, Versatile, Durable: A High Performance Foam Solution This blog is the second in a new CGR Products content series titled “Material of the Month.” The series will spotlight some of the unique materials and their applications that CGR works with. High performance material choices can make all the difference in a project. From sheet […]

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How Are Rubber Materials’ Tolerances Calculated?

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Rubber parts are becoming more popular for manufacturing because of their ability to deliver flexibility in a wide range of temperatures and situations. Versatility is a top benefit, but only if materials are designed correctly. To prevent failures of critical parts and processes, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has developed a table of tolerances that […]

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Meet the New Knife Cutting Machine at CGR: Flashcut Flex HD

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Knife cutting is one of the fastest and most precise methods for producing parts. From prototypes to final products, no matter the shape or size of a design, knife cutting technology offers flawless production for a wide range of materials. We’re excited to feature brand new technology to the CGR Fleet from ATOM. “Cutting”-edge tooling, […]

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Material of the Month: Acrylic Foam Tapes

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VHB Tapes can replace mechanical fasteners, liquid adhesives and more This blog is the first in a new CGR Products content series titled “Material of the Month.” The series will spotlight some of the unique materials and their applications that CGR works with. Our first material on the list is acrylic foam tape. What is […]

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Cutting vs. Converting – What’s the Difference?

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Don’t Get Tangled Up in Terminology The CGR team gets a lot of requests for cutting, converting, and fabricating. Fortunately for our customers, we do it all. As far as we’re concerned, these terms refer to the same process — the process of transforming a raw material into a precision component for your part. If […]

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Case Studies Prove the Importance of Precision Converting

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Introducing Real Examples of Customers’ Precision Cutting Solutions The right material and the exact cut make all the difference. For tight-tolerance components like gaskets, pumps and seals, there is no room for error — and no detail is too minor. For example, one of our customers, a large boat manufacturer, had overlooked the importance of the […]