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Slitting Services

Frank Lowe offers robust slitting & shearing capabilities for a vast range of nonmetallic materials. Read more about Frank Lowe's precise slitting capabilities.

At Frank Lowe, we offer robust slitting and shearing capabilities for a range of nonmetallic materials, including rubbers, foams, cork, tapes, films, papers, plastics, felt, laminates, flexible composites, and more.

Since 1955, Frank Lowe has been partnering with businesses across all markets to produce state-of-the-art industrial manufacturing solutions. We offer dedicated industrial contract manufacturing teams who specialize in providing comprehensive services to a variety of markets.From best-in-class materials, customizable products, and a full suite of industrial manufacturing services, we provide whatever it takes to help your business met its objectives. Regardless of the technical or logistics demands of your project, we will work with you every step of the way providing customizable distribution services and support to ensure the contract die cutting is completed and delivered on time, within budget, and to your exact specifications.

Our slitting fabrication capabilities are ideal for several applications across virtually all industries.

We use our state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled custom fabrication professionals to accommodate virtually any application. Whether you need stand-alone slitting services or require slitting as a component of your manufacturing process, we can help. In either case, we specialize in close tolerance slitting and will meet your expectations at every cut. Don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Frank Lowe for your custom manufacturing and slitting needs. 

Advanced Slitting Capabilities

When it comes to slitting, we use different methods for numerous non-metallic materials. Our capabilities include score, razor, shear slitting, crush cutting, baloney cutting, and more. We rely on precise computer controls to continuously monitor roll tension, blade sharpness, cutting speed, cutting forces, and several other factors. All of these attributes are monitored to ensure we deliver quality slits within extremely close tolerances. 

Because of our robust capabilities, we are able to cut virtually any non-metallic material, including:

  • Rubber
  • Cork
  • Foam
  • Sponge
  • Felt
  • And more

Sponge, Rubber, Foam & Cork Slitting Materials

At Frank Lowe, we stock a wide range of standard gasket materials, such as open-cell urethane foam, open-cell, closed cell and partially open cell sponge, polyurethane foam, EVA sponge, PVC foam, tapes, Cork, Volextra, 3M materials and more. We offer slitting capabilities for a range of different solid rubber elastomers, including:

  • Buna-N 
  • EPDM
  • Neoprene
  • Viton
  • Silicone
  • Cork-N-Rubber
  • And several other high temperatures and high-performance gasket materials. 

Tailored Slitting Solutions for All Industries 

Specializing in nonmetallic materials and elastomers, we offer large format, high-speed capabilities and extensive slitting capabilities. At the same time, our experts bring unique industry experience to help our clients achieve their goals. Some of the most common industries we serve include:

Over the last six decades, the team at Frank Lowe has gained unique industry experience regarding the most ideal materials and slitting requirements. We will use our industry expertise to help improve your application with our custom fabrication capabilities. 

Why Partner with Frank Lowe for Slitting

At Frank Lowe, we are a team of highly-skilled professionals who strive to meet your specific requirements. The majority of our customers rely on us to tap into our large inventory of materials and slit the material to their required specifications. 

You can also send us your flexible material to slit and send it back to you based on your specifications. No matter your requirements, we'll use our proven processes to reduce waste and drive productivity. A few of the key benefits of partnering with Frank Lowe for slitting includes:

  • We can slit almost any non-metallic elastomer such as rubber, foam, sponge, cork, felt, etc.
  • Our state-of-the-art machines can achieve precise slitting tolerances on materials of different thicknesses. 
  • You'll enjoy competitive pricing on jobs and value-add services at every turn. 
  • We pride ourselves in delivering fast turnarounds on orders of all sizes
  • We offer unique packaging solutions to meet the requirements of your application.
  • From the moment you order until you receive your materials, you'll stay in the know with accurate and timely order updating

Contact Frank Lowe for Expert Slitting

At Frank Lowe, we will guide you through the slitting process, starting with material selection. Our seasoned team of specialists will get to know your application and its requirements to guide you to the best solution. We always look to enhance your savings and ensure you don't over-engineer your product. Acting as an extension of your business, we will consistently help you explore, pursue, and create more. 

Contact Frank Lowe today to learn more about our slitting services. 

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