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Choosing Between Custom Rubber Molding Companies

Do you and your team need custom rubber parts for your next project? Have you been researching custom rubber molding companies? In all, the key to finding the right partner for your project goals is setting aside the time for research. You can reach the most cost-effective result possible when you take the time for your team to get on the same page, and look closely into a company’s qualifications

It will be critical to take the time to look into a company’s reputation. This can include consulting online reviews and asking for input from other industry professionals. Does a company have a demonstrated history of success in your specific field? It is often helpful to look for an online portfolio of past projects to determine compatibility with your industry. 

Be observant of a company’s communication practices. A team’s responsiveness and honesty can be some of a company’s most telling traits when it comes to determining its fit for collaboration. 

Are quality control and customer service representatives easily accessible? Does the team respond quickly to phone calls and emails? Is the company’s website up to date and responsive? 

Of course, you will need to consider the cost. Look for deals wherever possible, but remember the least expensive option is not always the ideal option when it comes to partnering with rubber manufacturers.

Comparing Rubber Fabrication Methods

Reliable custom rubber molding companies will work with clients to determine the ideal rubber molding method or methods to yield the most cost-effective results for a project, as many companies offer multiple molding services. For example, some teams need to choose between injection molding and transfer molding.

Injection molding involves the carving of a part’s inverse into a mold into which fabricators pour molten rubber build material. The liquid undergoes heating, hardens and then fabricators remove the mold and trim excess rubber material. To list, just some of the advantages of rubber injection molding include minimal waste, the accommodation of overmolding and rapid cycle times. However, the fabrication can come with both higher lead times and costs. 

On the other hand, the rubber transfer molding process includes the sequential compression and injection of molten rubber into a custom mold to form a part. When fabricators produce parts through this process, the components can bond to particularly fragile parts, such as wire. 

For this reason, rubber transfer molding is especially useful for applications across the transportation industry. This fabrication method is also notable for its compatibility with designs of significant geometric complexity and parts that require multiple cavities in which to trap air. However, rubber transfer molding can produce significant amounts of waste material and often comes with more costly maintenance of molds than similar methods.

The Qualiform team realizes every project is different. Without a doubt, you can count on the experts from Qualiform to help you determine the most effective rubber molding method for your project. 

About Qualiform

The Northeast Ohio business community has a legacy of excellence in rubber fabrication. Qualiform Custom Rubber Molding carries on the tradition and stands out among custom rubber molding companies. Customers count on the Qualiform Custom Rubber Molding team for both durable products and rapid turnarounds.

The professionals from Qualiform Custom Rubber Molding fabricate a diverse range of materials. To list, just some of these include neoprene, nitrile rubber, Viton rubber and natural rubber. The offers a variety of fabrication methods, products and services including compression molding, rubber to metal bonding, rubber extrusions and so much more. If you have been looking for custom molded rubber products, then you can feel confident in choosing Qualiform Custom Rubber Molding.

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