Technology Solutions

  1. New Hook Locks Prevent Part Loss During Coating

    New Hook Locks Prevent Part Loss During Coating

    Powder and electro-coating small parts can be tricky. Since each part must be individually hung for full coverage and grounding, parts can easily be pushed off during a wash cycle or floated off during immersion. A customer came to us for solutions when they were averaging $10,000 a month in parts lost to the bottom of their e-coat tank.

    Until now there was not an elegant solution for securing parts without affecting coverage and grounding. CFS created the answer with the patent pending Hook Lock. Designed to fit over the end of the hook, it prevents part loss. This is also a very important safety feature, preventing parts from falling off automated overhead paint lines onto unsuspecting...

  2. CFS Proud to Offer Stateside Silicone Molding Services

    CFS Proud to Offer Stateside Silicone Molding Services

    Christmas 2022 brought the final production machine to the floor of the Custom Fabricating & Supplies expansion (CFS, Franklin, WI) – a 50 ton compression/transfer molding press. “The past 3 years have highlighted many challenges in the supply chain. The number of requests for in-house custom silicone molding has skyrocketed. We listened”, commented Henry Asik, VP of CFS. This 50 ton press will be available for custom projects for customers who require US silicone molding services and shorter lead times. “We have space for additional molding machines which we expect to bring on-line in the next 12-18 months,” continued Henry.


  3. Precision Island Placement with a Delta ModTech Rotary Press

    Precision Island Placement with a Delta ModTech Rotary Press

    On the surface it sounds pretty simple – make a tape die cut with an island in the middle that is non-adhesive. Even looking at the final product does not reveal the complexities of creating precise island placement on tapes. Recently CFS had the opportunity to work with a customer on a polyimide die cut requiring zone non-adhesion. This project was completed in our ISO 7 clean room using our Delta ModTech precision rotary press.

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  4. Specialty Die Cutting of 3M™ VHB and Acrylic Foam Tapes

    Specialty Die Cutting of 3M™ VHB and Acrylic Foam Tapes

    As a 3M Preferred Converter, CFS has the opportunity to work on very challenging projects which require an extensive knowledge of the intricacies and eccentricities of die cutting VHB and high-performance foam tapes. The properties of these tapes which make them desirable for badge/emblem attachment also make them more difficult to work with than traditional tapes. Our Delta ModTech features advanced technologies making these complex projects possible.

    Double-sided pressure-sensitive adhesives like film or foam tapes are extremely popular among vehicle emblem adhesives.  Contrary to the stigma of tape as a “temporary” adhesive, double-sided automotive tapes can be strong enough to...

  5. CARC Masking with Vinyl Laminated Magnetic Die Cuts

    CARC Masking with Vinyl Laminated Magnetic Die Cuts

    Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) is the organic topcoat used on the majority of the armed service’ combat vehicles, aircraft, ordinance and tactical equipment. Its unique formulation allows coated vehicles to be decontaminated in the event of exposure to chemical or biological warfare agents. It also has properties that make coated equipment less prone to infrared detection.

    Dieless knife cutting with Atom Flash machineApplied as a wet spray, the process cures in relatively low temperature oven. Given that this coating i...

  6. Variable Data Printing on Die Cuts for Traceability

    Variable Data Printing on Die Cuts for Traceability

    A large equipment manufacturer was struggling to trace masking issues through their paint line. They asked CFS if we would be able to produce kit die cuts with QR codes that could be scanned at each step in the paint process. With our new Domino printer installed on the Delta Modtech - this was not an issue! 

    For this die cut 3M 401+ Crepe tape was used. First step is to print the QR codes on the tape. Next, the tape runs though the rotary die where it is cut and laminated to the clear liner in one step then the liner is through cut to product sheets. The Delta has the ability to stack those individual sheeted die cut kits in pre-set quantities for easy and accurate packaging. ...

  7. Get Your FREE Fast Track Account

    Get Your FREE Fast Track Account

    Our customers love the convenience of having 24/7 access to their account at CFS. Orders can be placed when it's convenient for YOU and are processed within 1 business day. A Fast Track account is an extension of your in-house account. While you can certainly order online with CFS as a guest, getting set up with a Fast Track account has many advantages and it is FREE to our customers:

    Order on Account – CFS customers that have terms may place their orders with us online using the same terms as if a PO was submitted with a representative directly.

    View Negotiated Pricing – For our customers with deviated pricing, your Fast Track account will aut...

  8. Clean Room Manufacturing Has Arrived!

    Clean Room Manufacturing Has Arrived!

    With the explosive growth in Medical Wearables, clean room die cutting services are highly sought after. There are a some very large converters who handle the vast majority of the extreme volume products (like bandaids, anti-snore strips, etc). Few medical tape converters handle smaller volume runs. Long known as a converter with the capability to handle the toughest tape converting issues with short lead times , the addition of a clean room at CFS seemed like a natural extension of our capabilities. CFS received ISO 14644-1:2015 Class 7 Cleanroom certification of our 800+ sq. ft clean room in July 2020. ...