It could mean the difference between smooth application onto a manufactured component and an explosion of liquid cascading over machinery, gumming up sophisticated automation and halting your previously humming assembly line. A millimeter of error when it comes to fluid applicators can mean devastation.

That’s why every client engagement at Designetics begins with a thorough exploratory process of a client’s liquid dispensing needs. Designed to get to the heart of adhesive applications requests, as well as chart out any potential pitfalls, this consultation is key to providing flawless fluid dispensing systems and solutions.

Designetics solves manufacturing problems related to fluid application and adhesive dispensing.

Solving sticky problems: our process to recommend fluid applications

No two problems are the same. So for us, no two solutions are either. That’s because we offer a myriad of fluid applicators—more than 5000—and provide a variety of applications systems and solutions. And that’s why we employ a rigorous exploration process, designed to determine which industrial fluid dispensing system is the right one for any given situation. What’s more, while we’ve created thousands of fluid applicators, we can also custom-build a prototype applicator for your specific needs. Simply fill out our prototype form to start the fast and easy process of taking your fluid applicator needs from a back-of-the-envelope dream to a business-building reality.

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Our sales engineers meet with the client to get a deep dive into the request. Instead of rushing to force-fit a solution or selling products we already have... we listen. We listen to your challenges, your needs, and where you see the best opportunity for improvement in your process.


We outline your manufacturing process, and our engineers explore potential Designetics applications solutions, including potential fluid applicators. Understanding your process flow will help us create a customized solution.


If our current catalog of existing fluid applicators isn’t ideal for your problem, proprietary methods and rapid prototyping are used to create specified fluid applicators and/or fluid dispensing systems, in order to meet specifications. This is how we consistently create out-of-the-box solutions to our client’s manufacturing challenges.


To better understand your requirements, testing is conducted in our controlled Designetics environment to evaluate the specifics of material being applied to the actual substrate, using manual workers or robotics.


Careful replication of client processes are then employed, to test fluid applications prior to real-world situations. We recreate your manufacturing process in our shop, to iterate and improve. This ensures that our fluid application solution will perform consistently in your real world conditions.


Automated or manual application tests and product verification are conducted in a controlled environment at your facility, to ensure fluid applications match both our expectations and your goals. This is how we get to perfect—and repeatable—results every time.


While the process seems exhaustive, it’s emblematic of the Designetics way: focusing on the right solution, with the utmost quality control. And while the process is comprehensive, it isn’t time-consuming. Our expertise means the steps can be undertaken in a very short amount of time, ensuring you meet your manufacturing obligations quickly and efficiently.


We design a wide range of precision applicator heads for manual and automated uses—everything from applicator brushes and channel applicators, to applicators with flat, wraparound and round heads for a variety of industries: automotive, aerospace, marine, construction, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and more.

What’s more, we’ve created designs to maximize coverage and flow on all kinds of surfaces and substrates. That means we’ve made applicators using felt, synthetic hair, sponge, foam rubber and goat hair. That’s specific. And those are the lengths we’ll go to in order to create perfect flow. In fact, we’ve made thousands of different types of applicators over the years. All designed with your success in mind.

For example, we build fluid applicators and liquid dispensing systems for athletic shoe manufacturers, ensuring that the fit and finish of high-quality sneakers is of the highest quality.

Makers of stoves, refrigerators and ranges count on us to provide fluid applicators that can provide repeatable flow rates, boosting production productivity.

The automotive industry has worked with Designetics for decades to create fluid dispensing systems to automate mechanical adhesive applications, as has the aerospace industry.

These are just a few of the industries that tap the long-standing expertise of Designetics to solve the stickiest of issues.


While some of our clients request tools for manual applications, others look to our expertise in creating end-to-end, semi- or fully automatic application systems like our e3minimax® Precision Pump Unit. So, we’ve created both mobile and stationary industrial liquid dispense systems, that, coupled with our fluid applicators, provide superior coverage and exact dispensing of various liquids.

These systems ensure that each application of material meets your demands, reducing work time and allowing for more flexible industrial manufacturing processes. The systems allow for adjustable flow rates and coverages, and in the case of our mobile system, doesn’t require connection to a stationary pump or compressor. Because it’s a self-contained unit the user is afforded unprecedented flexibility and movement.

Whether you’re looking for manual applicators or a closed-loop, end-to-end liquid dispensing system, you deserve the insight and expertise of the leading authority. Designetics.