What Is Shadow Foam?
Shadow foam is a completely customisable grade of foam that can be easily cut and shaped to organise your tools. The two-tone foam improves efficiency, prevents FOD and reduces injury or damage.
Tool control shadow foam acts as an organisation insert, each item has its own slot cut out into the foam, therefore no more rummaging through a tool kit or drawer trying to find what you need.
The two-toned foam consists of a top layer, which is often black, with another colour underneath. When the foam is cut to fit an item the colour is exposed, this means that you can easily see the coloured under layer, highlighting if an item is missing.
Not only does it act as an organisation solution, shadow foam also provides a protective layer for the items when they are inside their case and prevents items from becoming damaged. Each item in the foam layers comes with a push or pick point. These points allow customers to remove items from the foam layers with ease.
Types Of Custom Foam Inserts
Custom Foam Inserts
Bespoke foam inserts are tailor made so each tool or piece of equipment has a dedicated recess or cut-out. These are bespoke items which are manufactured by either press cutting with a die cutting tool, CNC routing or water jet cutting. Depending upon the specification of the foam insert, we will advise on which is the most suitable method of manufacturing for your requirement.
Shadow foam is most commonly used for foam tool control trays and drawer liners. Contrasting coloured foams are tailor made with dedicated recesses or cut-outs, these two colour, tool control foams can also be branded & colour linked to further promote your corporate colours & company name/logo. Again these are manufactured by either press cutting with a die cutting tool, CNC routing or water jet cutting. Tool control foam trays and drawer liners are also offered with the option of having identification labels applied to ensure tools are correctly located & provide the user with quick & easy tooling or equipment identification.
Wall mountable boards printed and supplied with fixings or custom cut foam are perfect for tool management. These can be branded with your logo and brand colours linked to promote your corporate colours.
The Benefits Of Tool Control & Shadow Foam
- Increased efficiency and higher productivity
- Prompt identification if a product is missing
- Accountability for tool or equipment
- Elimination or (FOD) foreign object debris
- Reduced safety risk factors