To give you an accurate quote, we need a sample or print of the component you want to make. If possible, also include an estimate of your annual usage requirements. This is crucial for tooling design. Next, tell us which material you want to include in your component. However, if you are uncertain of which materials are best, simply describe the conditions of the component’s application. Our expert support technicians can help you identify the ideal material for your component.
Can Qualiform help me design my rubber components?
At your request, we can work with you from the beginning stages of design to final production of your rubber component.
What if I don’t know which materials to use?
We have a team of rubber molding experts who can give you polymer recommendations and help you determine your durometer requirements.
What is the average lead-time for placing an order that requires tooling?
Our lead times vary depending on the type of tooling:
- Prototyping: 2-4 Weeks
- Transfer or Compression Molding: 6-8 Weeks
- Rubber Injection Molding: 8-10 Weeks
If you need a faster tooling lead time, however, we can work with our tooling shop to meet your time restraints.
Is Qualiform tooling manufactured in the U.S.?
Qualiform purchases all tooling from suppliers in the United States, so we can more efficiently complete projects and offer expedited lead times.
What is Qualiform’s lead-time for rubber components?
In most cases, we can ship your rubber components 3-4 weeks after receipt of order. Lead times also depend on the quantity of components.
Can Qualiform use existing tooling?
Existing tooling will work in our presses for the large majority of projects. There is a chance we will have to make minor tooling modifications, however.
Who owns the tooling once I pay for Qualiform’s tooling?
Once you pay for your component(s), you own the tooling. We always customize tooling to every customer’s unique requirements.
Can Qualiform source my metal components?
Qualiform has access to a network of suppliers for the sourcing of metal stamps and inserts for your rubber to metal bonding project.
Can Qualiform match my custom color requirements?
We will work with our rubber resources to produce a color that fits your specifications.
If you are looking for rubber to metal bonding or other rubber manufacturing services, contact us today!