Pith’s Custom Tool Storage Design & Manufacturing Process

Our process

Aerospace customers contact us when they need tool, equipment, or component storage or packaging solutions that they cannot buy off the shelf. These requests are most frequently triggered by new product line expansions or the need to meet new manufacturing efficiency requirements at their facilities, including evolving lean manufacturing and FOD prevention program protocols. Pith’s customers benefit from time and cost savings in scheduling, purchasing, inventory control, and direct labor. 


Contact Pith

Customer contacts Pith with a specific tool storage or packaging need.

Document requirements

Pith’s sales team collects your information and documents your exact requirements.

create concept drawing

Pith’s design team formulates a custom solution and creates a concept drawing

approve concept drawing

Pith submits your drawing, a quote for approval, and makes changes if necessary.

receive your custom project

Pith builds your custom product at our facility in Ashford, CT, and ships it directly to your door.

Average Production Timeline

Start to finish: 4-6 weeks.

Pith is proud to deliver our solutions on-time so you can stay on-task.

Contact us to quote your project

Custom Shadow Boards

Shadow boards are custom foam and plastic cutouts used to improve tool control and tool accountability in the workplace. Each unique design is built to fit. Shadow boards can be used with point of use stations of any size and configuration, including bench mounts, mobile stations, carts, part kits, and tool kits. They can also be interchangeable and are a smart solution to increase productivity, better utilize factory space, simplify change-overs in work areas, and above all – decrease FOD events.

At Pith, we have the ability to use your digital pictures to create shadow boards of all sizes and configurations. This process is easy for our customers, improves production efficiency, and reduces the cost of contracting custom work.

Download our foamineering process PDF


Pith is a preferred vendor for some of the most innovative aerospace manufacturers in the United States – developing custom products for OEMs, MROs, and tool vendors and tier suppliers to meet growing demands for lean manufacturing process standards and stricter FOD control policies.

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