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ABLE Converting Solutions: Custom Converting Capabilities to Bring Your Projects to Life

Custom Converting Capabilities

Collaborating with a custom converter provides several advantages, including access to their converting capabilities and material expertise. With effective consultation and collaboration, a converting company can assist in identifying the optimal materials and converting solutions for your unique requirements and applications. Outsourcing converting solutions aims to improve product quality, streamline manufacturing processes, and reduce costs.

To achieve these objectives, it is crucial to partner with a reliable converter such as ABLE and establish a collaborative process to develop a custom converting solution.

ABLE Converting Solutions: Custom Converting Capabilities to Bring Your Projects to Life

At ABLE, we prioritize two objectives when designing a production plan for your custom converter. The first is to ensure we achieve the desired level of quality in the most efficient process possible. The second is to provide you with the best possible value. While die-cutting is a reliable method for precision cutting adhesives, foams, and other materials, our capabilities extend far beyond that.

Here’s a rundown of the capabilities with which we can provide our customers:

Laser Cutting

ABLE Inc. offers laser cutting as an alternative to traditional methods that use custom metal dies or metal blades. By utilizing the heat from laser light, the converted material can be precisely cut to the desired shape, dimension, and size. This process is facilitated by software programmed into a computer that guides the movement of the laser beam, and ABLE can assist clients in achieving their desired results through laser cutting.

Custom Die Cutting

Die cutting is a common fabrication process in the converting contractor industry, which involves cutting various shapes from materials such as adhesives, films, foams, and rubbers. ABLE provides rotary die-cutting services, allowing for the creation of almost any shape from most materials, including adhesive-backed foam and film. This method is particularly suitable for high-volume orders requiring a quick turnaround and tight tolerance.

Rapid Prototyping

Creating a die-cut prototype is a vital stage in the design process, providing an accurate representation of the final product’s dimensions and specifications. ABLE’s rapid prototyping program is an excellent converting solution that enables clients to meet production deadlines with actual prototypes of custom-converted parts.

Water-Jet Cutting

Water-Jet cutting is a popular cutting method used in custom converting that involves using a narrow stream of pressurized water to cut the desired shape from the material. In some cases, an abrasive material is added to the water solution to cut through harder materials or thicker, heat-resistant foams. ABLE offers water-jet cutting services that can efficiently slice through even the most challenging materials, such as thick foams and heat-resistant materials like silicone.

Router Knife Cutting

ABLE offers router knife cutting as a precise cutting solution for various materials, including foams, foils, and paper. With its Zünd G3 flatbed cutter, we can achieve near-perfect cuts on any material by using the appropriate blade and multiple tool components and settings.

Clean Fabrication Facilities

ABLE Inc. is equipped with cleanroom facilities to meet the strict requirements of various industries. The cleanroom environment ensures the workspace is free of dust, particles, mold, and moisture. This provides a suitable environment for assembling, fabricating, and packaging materials. ABLE’s cleanroom manufacturing services help clients achieve high-quality, contaminant-free products from start to finish.

Custom Laminating

ABLE’s custom laminating services are an integral part of the converting process that enhances the final product’s functionality. With expertise in lamination, our technical professionals can help clients achieve specific functions like holding filters in place, creating insulation in electronics, and providing protection against moisture and particulates.

Lathe Slitting & Spooling

Lathe slitting is a widely used method in the converting industry to produce customized rolls of tape. ABLE Inc. offers cost-effective solutions to clients who require pressure-sensitive adhesive in a non-standard width that is not readily available from the manufacturer.

Custom Printed Tapes

ABLE Inc. offers two-color flexographic printing to enhance the visual appeal of a product. By custom printing 3M™ tape in various web widths and lengths, precision cutting, and creating labels in almost any shape, ABLE can provide a tailored solution for any industry. The company can also produce removable instructions or add unique design elements to the printed tape, making it versatile for a range of applications.

Horizontal Foam Cutting

In the foam converting industry, obtaining the foam material at the correct thickness is crucial to the success of any project. ABLE offers custom cutting services that allow for precise thickness and size before cutting out the desired shape. This is particularly useful when creating insulating shields for electronic devices or die-cut foam gaskets. With their horizontal foam cutting capabilities, ABLE can provide custom-sized foam sheets for various applications.

3D Printing

ABLE’s 3D printing service is a cost-effective and time-efficient solution for creating test samples and proof of concept to move a project into production. Depending on the complexity of the part, we can produce prototypes in as little as 48 hours of receipt.

By collaborating with a proficient custom converter, you can leverage their converting capabilities and also blend them with various materials to enhance the functionality and design of your product.

Would you like to experience our converting capabilities? Don’t wait any longer! ABLE is ready to assist you with your converting requirements. Contact us today!