“We chose a Trotec laser because of its versatility.”- Tom Whipple.
Ameritape is a distributer and converter of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes, foams and label stock. They specialize in purchasing large log rolls of product from suppliers and custom slit them to meet the specifications of each customer. Most of their customers fall in the aerospace and electronics industries, however they do work with companies in the medical, retail, transportation and industrial distribution industries. Ameritape’s headquarters, located in Jacksonville, Florida, currently operates with a Speedy 400 120w to create customized adhesive solutions.
Ameritape contacted Trotec to create a more efficient and cost effective prototyping process.
Before purchasing a Trotec laser system, Ameritape performed prototyping for customers using steel roll dies, which was very time consuming and expensive. They were also experiencing limitations regarding customization. When processing VBH materials with a rotary or steel roll die, intricate details were difficult to achieve, which limited the number of custom jobs Ameritape could accept. To remedy the situation, Tom Whipple, president of Ameritape, decided to research purchasing a laser to find a solution that allowed them to create a more cost effective and efficient prototyping process as well as offer detailed, intricate solutions to their customers. After speaking with other laser manufacturers about their machine options, Tom reached out to Trotec.