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Case Study: Custom-Cut Masking Tape for Precision Castings Manufacturer in the Defence Sector


AFAC excels in meeting the specialised needs of industries where precision and reliability are paramount. This case study details our collaboration with a leading subcontract manufacturer of precision castings in the defence sector. The project involved creating custom-cut masking tape tailored to their specific requirements.

The Challenge

The client, a renowned manufacturer in the defence sector, approached AFAC with a unique challenge. They required custom-cut masking tape for use in the production of precision castings. These tapes needed to withstand high temperatures and be cut to very specific shapes to match their intricate casting moulds.

Our Solution

At AFAC, we understand the critical nature of products used in the defence sector and the importance of adhering to exact specifications. Here’s how we approached the client’s needs:

  1. Material Selection: We chose high-grade polyester tape capable of withstanding temperatures up to 220 degrees Celsius, ensuring that it would perform reliably in the demanding environments of casting and moulding processes.
  2. Precision Cutting: Utilising state-of-the-art cutting technology, we produced tapes cut to the exact specifications required by the client. This precision ensured a perfect fit for their moulds, aiding in the production of high-quality precision castings.
  3. Packaging and Delivery: To facilitate ease of use in the client’s production lines, we provided the custom-cut tapes on rolls and in kits. This packaging solution helped streamline their manufacturing process, reducing setup time and increasing overall efficiency.

The Results

The custom-cut masking tapes were implemented successfully in the client’s production processes. The precision of the cuts and the high-temperature resistance of the material met all the rigorous demands of their manufacturing environment.

Client Feedback

The client reported significant improvements in their production efficiency and a reduction in waste, attributing these gains to the bespoke design and quality of the masking tapes provided by AFAC. The ability to withstand high temperatures without degradation during the casting process was particularly praised.


This project highlights AFAC’s capability to design and manufacture custom solutions that meet the exacting standards of the defence sector. Our commitment to quality and precision in manufacturing custom parts ensures that we can meet the specific needs of any industry, particularly where superior performance under challenging conditions is required.

If you are a quality manager, production manager, or product designer in need of custom parts that meet high standards of precision and reliability, AFAC is here to help. Contact us to discuss how we can assist in enhancing your manufacturing processes with our bespoke solutions.

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