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Engineered Design Support

Whether you need a unique size, shape, material or color, or have specific requirements for your project, our team of in-house engineers will work one-on-one with you through every step of the process, from initial design to final production. Our team can deliver a fully custom part unique to your challenge or we can modify existing standard catalog items to fit the exact specifications you need. We offer extensive custom solutions to meet your cost, performance, and production requirements.

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Can You Afford to Not Use Custom Products?

The most time-consuming task on a paint line is masking. Yet, we rarely hear much about masking options outside of the old standby tapes, caps and plugs that are found online at dozens of suppliers’ websites. Custom options do require a larger up-front investment; however, those costs are often recouped within days or weeks with the labor savings. We offer full engineering support to create the perfect masking solutions – or utilize our staff to help create your non-masking solutions!

Custom Designed Die Cuts

CFS will work closely with you to determine the best PSA or tape for your application. Whether you need a polyester tape for powder coat masking, a PSA for gasket or component die-cut adhesion, a 3M™ double sided tape for your automotive assembly or anything between, we will help you find the right material. Our expertise in die cutting and working with adhesives combined with our strong relationships with industry leading material suppliers like 3M™ sets us apart as one of the best in the industry.

Our die-cutting processes are completed in-house at our Franklin, Wi location. Designs are fully customizable, we offer quick turnaround and economical pricing. We die-cut any shape from simple circles and squares to complex designs. From rigid, durable materials to soft, flexible variations, we can produce your die-cuts in a few days. We offer complementary die cut samples on a wide range of adhesive tape products using our digital sample plotter. We can provide low cost samples before investing in hard tooling for thicker foam tapes and gasket materials.

Custom Designed Rubber Molded Parts

An experienced engineering team allows CFS to meet the needs of our customers in all markets. Our goal is to manufacture quality parts, while meeting your budgetary needs. For most projects, our customers incur no upfront design costs and tooling fees include the cost of product samples. 3D printed samples are available for proof-of-concept prior to committing to hard tooling.

Regardless of the challenge, we offer solutions based on our extensive industry expertise and superior customer service and technical support. Our experienced staff will work with you to provide the best recommendations and service for any of your applications.

We work with many different rubber materials and can also help with non-rubber molded materials (including vinyl, Nylon and ABS). Here are just a few that we work with routinely:

  • Silicone (including EDS resistant, FDA and medical grade)
  • Natural Rubber
  • EPDM (including FDA grade and sulfur free)
  • SBR
  • Santoprene
  • Viton ®
  • Neoprene ®
  • NBR
  • Butyl

Custom Designed Paint Hooks

Custom hooks can increase productivity, reduce racking labor and provide better angles for coating. We offer custom hook design, perfect for powder coating, e-coating, wet painting and other types of finishing processes. Custom hooks can be made in stainless, spring and cold-rolled steel. We can work off drawings, used product or even rough samples. Customers find that our custom hooks are very competitively priced and of high quality.