ABLE’s Custom Converting Materials and Their Advantages
Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and product designers are racing against customer demand as they are scrambling to expand their machine’s capabilities to meet a wider range of applications at faster speeds. While many industries are moving to fully automated systems for manufacturing or remanufacturing, these kinds of revamps can be costly, especially for OEMs and product designers who are lagging in upgrading their systems. If you want to overcome these challenges, maybe it’s time to invest in custom-converting materials.
What Are Custom Converting Materials?
Custom converting materials are any process that takes original materials and modifies them to be the specific format required for your manufacturing process. These materials undergo various converting techniques such as adhering, assembly, cutting, folding, and laminating. The possibilities of converting are endless to elevate the design, durability, look, and size of your product. While converting may sound very easy, it’s actually a sophisticated process that requires knowledge and expertise in both materials and techniques. That’s why many OEMs and product designers are outsourcing this complicated task to a reliable and preferred converter.
ABLE’s Custom Converting Materials
ABLE can provide customized, intelligent solutions for your flexible material needs, across many industries. Here are ABLE’s core materials:
- Thermal Interface & EMI Shielding – ABLE can select the right materials for thermal interface and EMI shielding when finalizing the design of electronic devices.
- Adhesives & Tapes – We can help product designers with their projects requiring bonding a protective seal or gap filling.
- Foam, Sponges & Rubber – Our team can help you find the right elastomeric materials for cushioning, sealing, and gasketing.
- Medical Grade Materials – We can help our customers choose the right medical-grade material by providing a deep dive into how the device would work on their projects.
- Films & Foils – ABLE’s skills to convert films and foils into usable formats can give your project the finish, functionality, and performance you’re looking for.
Advantages of Outsourcing Converting Materials at ABLE
In today’s competitive converting industry, OEMs and product designers across many industries are finding that outsourcing custom converting materials at ABLE provides the following advantages:
The most evident and visible advantage relates to the cost savings that outsourcing converting materials brings about. You can get your converting tasks done at a lower cost and better quality as well. For instance, labor can be performed at a fraction of the cost for some OEMs and product designers with the right partnership. Most industries find that they can reduce labor and equipment costs when they consider outsourcing custom converting material to a preferred converter.
When you outsource your converting needs to a custom converter like ABLE, they can bring years of experience and expertise in delivering top-notch converting solutions. Thus, they can also do the job better with their knowledge and understanding of custom converting materials. This leads to an increase in efficiency and productivity in the process thereby contributing to the bottom line of your organization.
Access To Skilled Resources
OEMs and product providers no longer need to invest in training expensive resources for their converting needs. Preferred converters like ABLE can take care of the resourcing needs with their pool of highly skilled resources. Further, ABLE employs world-class converting practices perfected over the years by catering to customers around the globe. Get access to the converting expertise and capabilities of ABLE.
Innovation can be brought to life much more quickly through outsourcing. OEMs and product designers may not have the tools or production schedule that permits the creation of new materials. Access to a preferred converter like ABLE makes it possible to quickly schedule prototyping and other production-related functions without reallocating internal resources.
Support Increased Customer Demand
Outsourcing custom-converting materials is essential for addressing an uptick in demand for different types of products. OEMs and product designers may experience a sudden surge in orders for various products and may require additional resources to keep up with demand. A lack of resources available to devote to production could affect your ability to fulfill these obligations. A preferred converter like ABLE can supplement existing in-house manufacturing efforts and make it easier to meet those new demands.
Renewed Focus on Core Operations
Custom converting materials is more than a full-time occupation on their own. The process is costly and time-consuming. The process can, therefore, distract you from focusing on your core operations by physically and emotionally drawing away your focus. You can relax and refocus on your core operations when you outsource converting solutions to a converter you trust. OEMs and product designers can also work towards achieving those big goals that they haven’t had the time to work on and realize their own visions.
Furthermore, partnering with an experienced custom converter will not only allow you to take advantage of these benefits but also combine them with various materials to elevate the design and performance of your products.
ABLE has been recognized as a 3M Preferred Converter, the highest level attainable for an adhesive converter by 3M. We are proud of our top-notch quality management system certifications because they boost our confidence in what we can do for our clients. Are you interested to know more about our converting expertise and knowledge? Talk to us now! We’re excited to collaborate with you.