The Custom Webbing Process at Sturges Manufacturing

The Custom Webbing Process at Sturges Manufacturing

At Sturges Manufacturing, we take pride in being a leading manufacturer of engineered webbing solutions. With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we strive to meet and exceed the unique requirements of our clients. In this article, we will explore how our webbing process works and highlight our capabilities and competitive advantages.

Understanding Customer Needs

Our manufacturing process’s core lies in deeply understanding our customers’ needs. We work closely with our clients to comprehend the demands and requirements of their products. By gaining this understanding, we can create custom webbing designs that meet and exceed their expectations.

Material Selection and Specifications

Our process begins by gathering specific requirements from our customers. They provide us with dimensions, desired strengths, color preferences, and any necessary compliance requirements. We carefully evaluate each specification and consider material strength, durability, resistance to high temperatures, and compatibility with hardware or other components.

For example, a customer might request webbing that is 1 inch wide, with a thickness of ⅛ inch, and a strength of 10,000 lbs, capable of withstanding temperatures up to 300°F. With this information, we proceed to engineer the appropriate webbing solution.

Webbing Weaving and Production

Equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, we ensure consistent and high-quality webbing production. This meticulous approach allows us to achieve precision in every webbing produced. Additionally, our systematic equipment maintenance guarantees reliable performance, whether we are manufacturing small runs or large-scale production batches.

Quality Assurance and Testing

Quality is paramount in everything we do at Sturges Manufacturing which is why we have an AS9100D/ISO9001 certified quality management system. To take it a step further and ensure the highest standards, we also have an accredited ISO 17025 Test Lab, where we conduct comprehensive tests on our webbing products.

Thanks to our testing capabilities, we’re able to conduct a wide variety of tests to ensure that our prototypes meet our customers requirements. Some of our testing capabilities include abrasion resistance, tensile and elongation, vertical heat and flame resistance, water repellency, dynamic testing for free falls up to 25 feet.

We perform tensile testing to measure the strength and durability of the webbing, with capacities reaching up to 100,000 lbs. We also conduct tests for abrasion resistance to ensure long-lasting performance and colorfastness to maintain the appearance of the webbing over time.

Furthermore, we perform specialized tests to evaluate the performance of the webbing in specific environments, ensuring it meets the requirements of the intended application.

Webbing Customization Expertise

Our expertise extends beyond standard webbing solutions. We’ve been producing custom webbing designs for over 115 years for various industries, including fall protection, firefighting, and military. For example, we manufacture SCBA, SRL (Self-Retracting Lifelines), harness, and energy-absorbing webbing as well as many other unique applications.

Sturges Manufacturing will tailor webbings to meet each industry’s unique needs and safety standards. We can accommodate a wide range of webbing widths, up to eight inches, to support diverse applications and hardware requirements.

Responsive Prototyping and Fast Turnaround

Sturges Manufacturing understands the importance of quick and efficient processing. We have implemented a fast-track process for product design, prototyping, testing, and PPAP documentation. Our responsive approach enables us to turn around prototypes quickly and make iterations necessary to meet customers’ requirements. We also offer custom roll sizes and stocking agreements.

Why Choosing Sturges: The Competitive Advantages of Our Webbing Process

At Sturges Manufacturing, we possess several competitive advantages that set us apart from others in the industry. First, our backup testing equipment ensures our operations are not interrupted, providing our customers with reliability and peace of mind. Second, we can treat webbing with specialized coatings or stiffener treatments to enhance performance and transform appearance.

Additionally, we can provide custom sewing and assembly services. By offering custom sewn pouches, staps, shoulder pads, equipment harness and more, we provide our customers with the ability to deal with one unique point of contact and company throughout the entire project, from prototype design to testing and sewing.

Moreover, our efficient manufacturing processes enable us to provide quick turnaround times, from the design phase to production, allowing for rapid iterations and product refinement. Our commitment to quality, responsiveness, and customization ensures that we consistently deliver superior webbing solutions.

In Conclusion

Sturges Manufacturing is dedicated to producing high-quality engineered webbing solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. Through our understanding of customer needs, meticulous material selection, precise weaving process, rigorous testing, and responsive prototyping, we have established ourselves as a trusted manufacturer in the industry. If you require customized webbing solutions that meet the highest quality and performance standards, we are here to serve you.

Contact us today to discuss your webbing requirements and experience the Sturges Manufacturing difference. With our expertise, dedication, and state-of-the-art facilities, we are confident in our ability to meet your unique webbing needs efficiently and cost-effectively.


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