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Defense Industry

Solutions for Defense Contractors and the U.S. Military

The Department of Defense and the U.S. Military require compliance with rigorous regulations and product specifications. And for good reason.

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Count on Industry-Worthy Products

The Cubbison Company has decades of experience designing and manufacturing nameplates, labels, and overlays for the Department of Defense. As a result, we are familiar with specifications unique to the military and defense industry, such as standard hardware, colors, and coatings. We are equally experienced in customizing products for military and defense applications to provide:

  • branding
  • equipment specifications
  • operating instructions
  • safety procedures and warnings
  • simplified user-experience for controls and instrumentation panels
  • UID capabilities to track tangible assets

OEMs and contractors in the defense sector need to factor certain risks into their product design: exposure to extreme temperatures, extended sunlight, weight limitations, and more. The Cubbison Company can comply with specifications or customize a solution that functions reliably in rigorous environments. Part of that solution includes the selection of durable substrates and adhesives.

Selecting the right substrate for your nameplate, label, or overlay is necessary to ensure durability, lasting readability, and compliance with regulatory and maintenance compliance. At times, your application might call for a lightweight, flexible material to satisfy product size and weight limitations. At other times, your product application could require a more rigid substrate, such as stainless steel, aluminum, or Metalphoto®.

Selecting the best adhesive is an equally important design consideration, especially in harsh environments common to the defense industry.

The Cubbison Company offers a variety of substrates and adhesives so that you can manufacture nameplates, labels, and overlays that will withstand environments unique to the industrial power industry, including exposure to:

  • chemicals
  • extreme temperatures
  • intense sunlight
  • prolonged high pressure
  • ongoing vibration

Engage in the Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has created a connectedness among products, businesses, and cities. Defense and military applications are part of the solution, integrating smart devices that are central to our country's defense systems.

The Cubbison Company supports the flexible electronics and user-interface demands of of the defense industry, including membrane switches, sensors, and touchscreens. These products are designed for millions of actuations, often outlasting the equipment they control. To this, we can add the value of eliminating inadvertent actuations resulting from gloved operators or harsh environmental conditions.

Collaborate with a Single Manufacturer

The Cubbison Company can comply with your specifications or we can work with you to customize solutions that will function reliably, even in the most rigorous environments.

Because we offer turnkey services, you can eliminate the inconvenience of working with multiple manufacturers:

  • design and engineering
  • manufacturing
  • material sourcing
  • prototyping
  • testing
  • timely delivery

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Prioritize Compliance and Quality

At The Cubbison Company, quality assurance is more than a buzzword. It is the character of our company and a commitment to our clients. We adhere to robust quality management systems, and as a result, we have successfully achieved AS9100, ISO13485, and ISO9001 certifications. 

We also comply with the following industry standards:

  • CSA standards are accepted by government and regulatory bodies as demonstration of rigorous testing to applicable standards set by American National Standards Institute (ANSI), UL, NSF International (NSF) and other global organizations.
  • ISO9001 Certification verifies that we maintain superior business practices, including a strong customer focus, continual improvement processes, and a high level of management engagement.
  • REACH encompasses standards that maintain a high level of protection of human health and the environment from the use of chemicals.
  • RoHS, the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, governs the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards are applied in the assessment of products components, materials, and systems, setting a quality benchmark that provides confidence for end-users.

Nameplate, Labels, and Overlays


The Cubbison Company provides durable nameplates, labels, and overlays that are in compliance with the United States Department of Defense regulations, including matching coatings, hardware, and specified colors. Engineered for maximum performance, The Cubbison Company manufactures products that offer:

  • barcoding and UID capabilities
  • converting technology
  • durable, industry-compliant substrates including Metalphoto®
  • easy-to-clean finishes and anti-microbial films
  • graphic design options
  • lasting readability for regulatory and maintenance compliance
  • secure adhesives for rigorous environmental and operational factors

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The Cubbison Company is designated as a Certified Metalphoto® Converter.
Metalphoto® seals images, such as machine-readable barcodes and serialized data, inside of anodized aluminum, making them resistant against corrosion, sunlight, abrasion, temperature, and chemicals. The process results in exceptionally high-resolution images that can help verify product authenticity, prevent counterfeiting, and satisfy regulatory compliance. 

Flexible Electronics and Human-Machine Interface Solutions

The Cubbison Company manufactures specified and customized flexible electronics and human-machine interface (HMI) products:

  • membrane switches are ​​lightweight, all-in-one printed electrical circuits engineered to sustain millions of actuations
  • printed sensors are used to monitor, quantify, and self-correct temperature, humidity, position, force, oxygen, and many other mechanical and environmental factors
  • touchscreens provide a user-friendly interface and can be designed to eliminate inadvertent actuations caused by gloved operators or challenging environmental conditions

Medical Device Touchscreen

If your application requires a reliable solution to touch capacitive variance,  The Cubbison Company's HSS™ Touch Sensing Technology (HSS™) could be the solution you need. HSS™ uses touch signatures rather than predetermined capacitive set-points. As a result, the only touches that trigger a response are those matching the design parameters you designate.

Contact us to schedule a FREE DEMONSTRATION of our HSS intelligent touch sensing technology

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Rapid Prototyping

Cubbison Company's Rapid Prototype Program can help you vet the design and functionality of your product before you invest in a full production run. You can rely on a prototype to test proof-of-concept, visual appeal, or functionality. To help you stay on track, we can deliver prototypes within a matter of days.


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About The Cubbison Company: We provide spec-ready and customized solutions to meet the printed electronics, user-interface, and commercial product identification needs of our clients. Companies in the medical device, defense, transportation, industrial power, oil and gas, aerospace, and manufacturing sectors rely on The Cubbison Company for engineering and design expertise, manufacturing precision, and exceptional service.