Tripling Production with Masking
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
When Pinnacle Precision Sheet Metal Corp., a sheet
metal manufacturer and finisher in Anaheim, Calif.,
was faced with a multi-surface, complex shape masking
issue, they turned to help from one of their masking suppliers,
Caplugs. That was in early 2000, and according to
Temo Guerra, project manager at Pinnacle Precision, the
fabricator was so pleased with Caplugs’ ability to work
quickly and arrive at a solution that since then Pinnacle
has made Caplugs their sole supplier for masking, tape
For the past 40 years, Pinnacle Precision has manufactured
sheet metal products for the electronic industry,
including audio, visual, medical, and
defense. “We specialize in chassis,
brackets, panels, and covers that require
laser cutting, punching, forming,
welding, hardware insertion, painting,
and or silk screening,” says Guerra.
The masking solution that
kick-started the 15-year business relationship,
which included die-cut
tape arranged in a grouping, assisted
Pinnacle in increasing production
and quality. “Using the die cut material,
Pinnacle uses both
powder coating and liquid
for their finishing
needs. “Masking the
parts we [finish] is challenging
call for tight tolerances
or when masking
around complex shapes
or bends,” Guerra says.
require masking to
maintain grounding as
well as protecting the
installed hardware such
as press studs or nuts.
“Masking improves functionality—
especially in the powder coating process,
where threads would be unusable
if they were not masked,” Guerra says.
In addition to custom die-cut tape,
Caplugs also manufactures other
protection products, including caps,
plugs, tubing, containers, edge liners,
fasteners, and netting. The company
specializes in injection molding, vinyl-
dip molding and extrusion.
“Pinnacle has been partnered with
Caplugs since early 2000, and eventually
Caplugs became our sole source
supplier. The pricing and excellent
customer service keeps us coming
back,” Guerra concludes.
For more information on the companies mentioned in this article, visit their websites: www.pinnacleprecisionsheetmetal.com and www.caplugs.com.