What is a converter?
Quite simply, a converter converts. We take raw materials like foam, plastics and adhesives, and convert them into custom die-cut parts. For example-one of our customers might want a piece of foam that adheres to their molded plastic part. We take the sheet of foam, apply the adhesive and cut it into the shape that the customer needs.
What materials can you convert?
On any given day we are converting plastic, chipboard, adhesives, foams, paper, rubber, steel, and many other products. Challenge us with your project.
What is a Steel Rule Die?
A Steel Rule Die is simply a fancy cookie cutter. Unlike a cookie cutter it is much tougher and much sharper and should last a really long time! All tooling life is dependent upon the machine, the material and the operator.
Do I have to pay for tooling?
Yes and no! If you are looking for a custom shape then normally you have to purchase a tool. The good news is that we make tools in house, so we’re not marking them up, like all the other converters that we supply tooling to. Once you purchase the tool, we keep it here and maintain it for every run.
If you are looking for perfed rolls of protective film, we normally don’t have to charge a tooling charge. Our equipment allows us to dial in any perf length that you require (almost).
Can I purchase just a tool?
Yes you can. We make and ship Steel Rule Die tooling every single day.
How do I pay?
Once we set up your account, our standard terms are 30 days. We also accept Visa/MC or PAYPAL.
What is a PPAP?
A PPAP is an automotive acronym that stands for Production Parts Approval Process. It is a quality document that is done very often before the kick-off of a production part for the automotive industry. It ensures that the part can be made to print and that we have the capacity to produce the volumes quoted. We do them every day and can walk you through yours.
What is the lead-time?
Our normal, quoted, lead time is 4 weeks. That said, we try and meet the needs of all of our customers. If you need it quicker, give us a call, we may be able to help.
Can I get a sample?
Very often, yes. We stock many of the materials that we quote and are usually able to ship you a sample.
Is my job too small?
No. Never. While many of our competitors would say no to your job, or charge a large minimum, we are glad to help.
Is my job too big?
No. We’ve run 2,000,000 parts a month for Dell computer as well as a pharmaceutical job that has an annual volume of 30,000,000 pieces. Our converting equipment allows us to run at very high speeds should your job demand it.