Are you an OEM that is ready to make the e-coat/painting process cost-effective with the Cricket Clip? You know that the e-coat/painting process is a very involved process. Without the proper tools you could end up with quality and handling issues. By using “Cricket Clips” you will ensure a professional and high-quality result consistently with every car.
The Cricket Clip, developed in 1994, has saved literally millions of dollars at each OEM. Most importantly, this product revolutionized the one-time use tools commonly used to hold doors in position through the e-coat/paint process.
Cricket Clip is Cost-Effective
In earlier years, the paint process used welded fixtures for each vehicle door. As the fixtures processed the vehicle body thru the e-coat/paint process, they accumulated excess e-coat/paint and needed to be cleaned quite often. Workers had to take time into account for the logistics of the welded fixtures’ cleaning process. Therefore, their usage resulted in spending more money than necessary. However, Cricket Clips has consistently proven to be cost-effective for this very reason. For instance, the elements that benefit from Cricket Clips also result in lower overall processing cost. Best of all, it also improves paint quality by not taking chances of flaking of old e-coat/paint that may fall onto a freshly painted vehicle. By 1996, PTM Corporation had already saved millions of dollars at OEM’s when they switched from old-style fixture e-coat/paint fixtures to Cricket Clips.
You Need Customized E-Coat/Paint Tooling
At PTM Corporation, we make your transition smooth sailing from traditional fixture style e-coat/paint tools to the PTM Cricket Clips. Our engineering group works directly with the OEM to fully understand their processing goals. This enables us to design and develop the right tool for the application. Our team will help you in your next e-coat/paint tool program and keep you on time and in budget.
With the increasing awareness around quality and efficiency in the automotive industry, tools that are custom-built are necessary, efficient, and cost-effective. Since tool and die production is the first step in making the components of any vehicle, it is important to find a tooling manufacturing company equipped with the right means to meet your company’s demands. PTM Corporation delivers paint tools focused on saving time and money while delivering the quality you need to be successful. If you’re looking for a full-service, metal stamping supplier with expert engineers, state-of-the-art CAD systems, and world-class tooling facilities, contact us today at 800-486-2212.