Frequently Asked Questions About Rubber Parts

Company FAQ’s / Capabilities FAQ’s / Technical FAQ’s / Rubber Industry FAQ’s / Quality FAQ’s

Please review the following rubber parts FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for a quick answer to your question. The questions are grouped by several categories for easier searching. If you don’t find the information you need, please call us at (330) 336-6777 or email [email protected].

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Company FAQ’s

All of Qualiform’s rubber molding processes take place right here in the U.S.A. All our rubber molded products are American-made and designed to your unique specifications. Qualiform Rubber Molding delivers fast, reliable manufacturing of high-quality rubber products and rubber compound development at a competitive price.

Qualiform began molding rubber products to support the industrial boom in the Akron area 40 years ago, today Qualiform works with companies from coast to coast across the U.S. and into Canada.

Please provide a print or a sample of your part for review. In order to assist in tooling design, please include your estimated annual usage requirements. Please indicate the material, if material is unspecified or unknown, please describe the environment in which it will be used.

The average lead-time for prototype tools is 2-4 weeks. For production compression or transfer tooling the lead-time is 6-8 weeks. Average production rubber injection molding tooling is 8-10 weeks. Qualiform understands that there may be instances that will require improved tooling lead-time and we work with our tooling shop to meet customer requirements.

Qualiform purchases 100% of it’s tooling in the United States which allows for faster lead-times and faster responses to customer design changes.

From receipt of order, depending on order quantity, most parts can be shipped per your order requirements in 3-4 weeks.

In most cases, tooling will fit into Qualiform’s presses occasionally a minor tooling modification may be required.

We work with hundreds of companies across a number of markets, including rubber grommets, gaskets and seals. Some other parts include HVAC rubber parts, appliance rubber components, heavy equipment, power tools, automotive, recreation, construction, medical rubber parts, elevator doors, electrical safety equipment and more.

Customers across a wide array of markets and industries have confidence in our industry experience and expertise. With our diverse network of industry contacts and subject matter experts, we’re able to meet and exceed your needs on time, every time. Some of the markets and industries we operate in include:

Qualiform works with several supply chains to source the required metal stamping or insert.

Quailiform Rubber Moldng can match any color requested. We work with our rubber suppliers to provide exact color matches.

Capabilities FAQ’s

Our customers need to have access to a diverse line of quality components for their unique applications, so we offer a variety of rubber parts manufacturing services:

  • Custom Rubber Molding
  • Injection Molding
  • Compression Molding
  • Transfer Molding
  • Rubber Extrusion
  • Rubber to Metal Bonding
  • Custom Rubber Grommets
  • Rubber Gaskets and Seals
  • Rubber Recycling Stars
  • Custom Rubber Products

Qualiform Rubber Molding is an ISO 9001:2015. We commit to enacting the most effective quality assurance program. This selected program oversees, evaluates, and documents every part of our molding process. Thus, we are able to follow customer requirements and ensure customer satisfaction with all products and services that we offer.

In most cases, tooling will fit into Qualiform’s presses occasionally a minor tooling modification may be required.

Qualiform purchases 100% of it’s tooling in the United States which allows for faster lead-times and faster responses to customer design changes.

From receipt of order, depending on order quantity, most parts can be shipped per your order requirements in 3-4 weeks.

Quailiform Rubber Moldng can match any color requested. We work with our rubber suppliers to provide exact color matches.

Because the majority of our custom rubber parts are made from customer-owned tooling, we typically do not act as a stocking company.

Draw on Qualiform’s 32+ years of experience custom rubber molding to assist you in determining the proper polymer for your application as well as your durometer requirements.

Qualiform works with several supply chains to source the required metal stamping or insert.

Tooling is custom to our customer’s design and therefore the property of our customers once payment is received.

Technical FAQ’s

Qualiform is committed to pursuing the best technology and resources available in the industry to design, engineer and manufacture superior rubber molded products that exceed all customer requirements for quality and service. Qualiform’s knowledgeable staff can help customers choose the right process, materials, and mold design for their rubber molded products.

The tolerances of molded rubber products can be affected in a number of ways during the manufacturing process. Mold Design, Inserts, Trim and Finish, Distortion, Shrinkage, Storage Conditions, Dimensions. Learn more.

All of Qualiform’s rubber molding processes take place right here in the U.S.A. All our rubber molded products are American-made and designed to your unique specifications. Learn more about each rubber molding process.

Developing the best custom rubber components for your applications requires using only the finest rubber materials. Qualiform has the ability to process a variety of high-performance polymers depending on your application:

Rubber Industry FAQ’s

Qualiform understands we are not the only rubber company out there. Our goal is to help make your choice easy. Qualiform’s effective quality assurance program makes it possible for us to evaluate every part of our process. As a result, we can guarantee your products are consistent and high quality from start to finish.

  • Competitive Pricing – On all rubber parts manufactured
  • Short-Runs – Fastest turnaround offered anywhere
  • Large Rubber Part Molding – meeting requirements up to 48” X 56” and 20lb shot size
  • 3-shifts/24-hour Production – Meeting your delivery requirements
  • Part Problems Solutions – Unparalleled experience from design to price to delivery
  • You Own The Tooling – Working with your tooling meeting outstanding performance and customer service
  • Lowest Possible Pricing – Constantly monitor raw material costs to keep your cost down
  • Green Initiatives – Employ repurposed rubber to reduce costs and save from landfills
  • AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS FROM AN AMERICAN OWNED COMPANY

ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Quality FAQ’s

Qualiform is committed to pursuing the best technology and resources available in the industry to design, engineer and manufacture superior rubber molded products that exceed all customer requirements for quality and service.

Qualiform Rubber Molding is an ISO 9001:2015. We commit to enacting the most effective quality assurance program. This selected program oversees, evaluates, and documents every part of our molding process. Thus, we are able to follow customer requirements and ensure customer satisfaction with all products and services that we offer. Verify it here.

Our Expertise: Put Qualiform’s 30+ years of rubber insert molding experience to use by allowing us to help you choose the best polymer and molding method to meet your rubber molding project requirements.

  • Light assembly
  • Kit assembly
  • Small production runs for prototyping

Expediting: Qualiform understands emergencies happen. We have the ability to expedite production to meet your unexpected needs.

  • Packaging and labeling
  • Barcoding
  • Inventory programs

From Start To Finish

Qualiform Custom Rubber Molding creates quality custom rubber compression moldingcustom transfer moldingcustom rubber injection molding and rubber to metal bonding with the highest standards in customer service.

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We are proud to offer American made products from an American owned company.

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