Atlantic Gasket Increases Productivity in a Flash

Atlantic Gasket has done it again and added a new, state-of-the-art machine that will increase the capacity, production, and quality of our custom-cut parts!  The Flashcut Flex will allow for a higher flow of parts to be produced on our production line leading to shorter lead times and increased productivity in general.  Just last year, we added a new slitting machine, and custom-cutting is taking a turn in 2021.  Overall, Atlantic Gasket continues to upgrade year after year!

The Flashcut Flex knife-cutter’s first benefit is its speed.  Its blades slice right through any material that we cut, and no tooling is required to purchase; our customers can send over a file and have parts being cut within minutes.  In addition to the speed, this new machine nests parts together like no other to allow for the best material yield possible.  The combination of speed and optimization lead to lower costs for our customers!

Finally, the Flashcut Flex improves the already-fantastic quality and reliability of our production.  Its table surface has an intense vacuum that holds the sheet and roll materials steadfast producing a very fine and accurate cut that can meet necessary tolerances.  The knife-cutter will provide an overall greater reliability to our production line due to a brand-new machine with high-quality technology.

What to Know About 3M Reclosable Fasteners

As a 3M Associate Converter, Atlantic Gasket has access to a wide array of tens of thousands of 3M products from a multitude of categories.  Within this massive list of products is a series of fasteners that we can supply for our customers.  These fasteners come in two types, Dual Lock and Hook and Loop, and are meant for easy and reliable attachment and detachment which allows for a quick and easy use.

 

Hook and loop fasteners are an easy and secure way to adhere a product to aImage of partly separated 3M™ Hook and Loop identifying the hooks, loops, release liners and easy-peel edge surface while also allowing for it to be unsecured and resecured many times over.  This fastener has the ability to be resecured upward of 5,000 times without losing effectiveness throughout its lifetime.  It works with one side having many ‘hooks’ that are opposite the other side containing seemingly endless amounts of ‘loops’.  When this 3M fastener is pushed together, the loops catch within the hooks allowing for a strong, temporary bond which is useful in many applications, such as clothing, shoes, household items, signage, sports, NASA, and many more where ease of use and conforming to product shape is needed!

 

 

The 3M Dual Lock system for fasteners works a bit differently but is just as effective or more than hook and loop.  Each side is made up of a large number of3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fastener SJ3870 mushroom-shaped pieces that interlock together when both sides are attached.  This forms a very strong bond that is durable and allows for upward of 1,000 attachments before starting to lose its tensile strength.  3M Dual Lock fasteners are temperature/UV/moisture-resistant and are excellent for use with attachments to windshields, dashboards, signs, and other surfaces.

 

 

 

Atlantic Gasket Increases Slitting Capabilities

Atlantic Gasket has spent decades slitting and stripping a wide array of materials to our customer’s needs from ¼” to 60” wide, but now, we’ve added a new slitting machine to our fleet which further increases our capacity for orders requiring slitting of any kind.  We’re always looking into how we can make our manufacturing process more efficient, and this addition is just the latest in that search.  Our new single-knife slitter, from Lever, allows us to cut larger roll diameters and perform a cleaner cut.  The ability for us to continue to provide exceptional non-metallic roll goods just got better!

This new slitting machine allows us to continue cutting the same materials that we have been cutting for years to a much higher capacity, such as rubber, sponge, foam, adhesives/tapes, plastics/films, cork, and more.  Our slitting capabilities were already versatile and of high-quality, but our new machine just broadens the horizon and allows for more perfect cuts and the ability for quicker lead times to get stripping products into our valued customer’s hands.

If you have any project, regardless of how complicated you think it may be, give Atlantic Gasket a call at 800-229-8881 or 215-533-6400 and ask to speak to a member of our sales team or email us at sales@atlanticgasket.com.

 

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Customer Satisfaction!

20150717_095737Atlantic Gasket prides itself on providing superior service to our extensive customer base. A good example is a recent project for a new customer in need of quick turn-around.

The pictured gasket is made from 1/8” high temperature compressed gasket material, and has a complex shape with 12 cutouts, 53 holes, and a tight tolerance requirement.

Using a customer supplied CAD file, Atlantic had material in stock and furnished a prototype part within 24 hours, requiring no expensive tooling as we utilized our programmable high pressure waterjet cutter which can cut virtually any material to high tolerance.

Upon receiving sample approval, we rapidly cut 25 high quality parts, providing our customer every reason to look to Atlantic for their future gasket requirements!