While we carry a large selection of pre-designed straps on our website, don't let our selection limit you! We can modify our strap designs to fit your needs, or we can work from your design and technical drawing to produce something one-of-a-kind.
In order for us to ensure that Strapworks can meet your project's needs, we need to gather details on the product being made. By collecting this information in advance, we are able to more quickly generate a quote for your project and determine if we are able to create exactly the product you have in mind. To produce a custom strap quote, there are three stages: the design phase, the prototyping phase, and the ordering phase.
What do we do?
Strapworks' Custom Department helps you move smoothly through the design process and get your idea production ready. If you have a strap you want made because it doesn't exist yet, we can help! Our custom straps have been used on all 7 continents in a variety of environments including land, air, sea, and even space.
What don't we do?
We cannot design your straps for you. Our representatives are not engineers, so we need your design to be planned out, with an example or drawing provided to us before we can provide you with a quote. We can offer advice and information on available materials and products, but ultimately fabrication design decisions must be made by the client.
If you are unable to provide an example or clear drawing, we can offer drawing services at a rate of $35/hour.
We guarantee our products against defects in materials and workmanship with limits on claims. However, we do not guarantee our products will meet either your needs or your customers’ needs. It is specifically your responsibility to test and to determine the suitability of the prototype and/or production straps we provide you to the intended end use. You, the customer, assume full responsibility and liability for any risk of bodily injury, death or property damage arising out of or related to the product.
The Design Phase
Haven't worked with us before? Before we can generate a quote or send an order to production, we must make a “recipe” to send them. We need to know how all the parts, measurements, and placements fit together before we can proceed with a quote. Here is some common information we ask for during the design phase:
What would you like your strap to be made of? If you already know, be sure to tell us exactly what type you need, including the webbing's width. If the webbing is listed on our website, a product code or link to the product page is appreciated. Different types of webbing offer different benefits, such as breaking strength, weather resistance, and texture/feel. If you aren't quite sure what kind of webbing material is right for your project, we're happy to help you decide!
Webbing Color or Pattern
Once you have your material chosen, we also need to know what color or, if the material can be sublimated, what pattern should be printed on your webbing. The colors and patterns available for our stock webbing can be viewed on their respective products on Strapworks.com. If you've created custom graphics with us before, please provide the exact file name and webbing width of your previously submitted design.
Does your strap involve hardware? Please specify the style and size of hardware you wish to be used on your strap. A product code or link to the product page is also helpful, as well as the color desired if powdercoating is an available option.
We require you to provide a simple blueprint or sketch of the strap you have in mind, including the appropriate measurements and hardware. The more detail, the better! If we do not receive a drawing, we are able to help you create one for an affordable hourly rate. Without a drawing, we may not be able to proceed with a quote.
Example of a Product Drawing
Measurements must be in inches and feet with increments of at least 1/4". Our tolerances for all cuts and stitches are plus/minus 1/4" (0.25 inches), and plus/minus 1/2" (0.5 inches) for the length of straps that use under 16 feet of webbing. Include measurements for specifications such as Visible Webbing Length (VWL, the length of the strap excluding hardware), the Overall Length (OL, the length of the strap including the hardware), details on placement of loops or grommets, etc.