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Rubber compression molding is an ideal process for the low to medium volume production of rubber products. This widely used and economical method is perfect for manufacturing medium to large parts, especially when dealing with high-cost materials and applications that require extreme hardness.

Rubber compression molding can produce a wide variety of custom rubber molded components, making it a cost-effective solution for creating large, intricate products. This process is frequently used to manufacture environmental seal products such as rubber O-rings, seals, and gaskets, ensuring high performance and durability.

The Rubber Compression Molding Process

The rubber compression molding process uses a preformed piece of uncured rubber that is placed in an open mold cavity. The mold is preheated to an elevated temperature.  As the mold closes in the press, the material is compressed and flows to fill the rubber mold cavity.

The combination of elevated temperatures and high pressures activates the vulcanization process and curing of the rubber compound. Once an optimal cure is reached, the part hardens and cools then the mold is opened and the final part removed.  The next rubber preform is inserted into the mold and the cycle repeats.

The basic compression mold is usually a two-piece construction consisting of a top and bottom plate. Half of the part cavity is usually cut into each plate of the mold.  A trim area is created by grooves cut around each cavity which allows the excess rubber to flow out of the cavity. Compression molds are typically secured between heated press platens.  The molded parts require trimming to remove the groove overflow.  An additional bake cycle may be required for partially cured parts.

Advantages of Rubber Compression Molding

Rubber Compression Molding offers advantages over other methods by providing:

  • Tooling savings
  • Short setup time (saves on short production runs)
  • The capacity to process stiff, high durometer materials
  • Ideal for large parts that require a long cure time
  • Maximized cavity count
  • Ideal for low volume part requirements
  • Ability to process most elastomers and cure systems

Disadvantages of Rubber Compression Molding

  • Longer cycle times
  • Mid-range precision and consistency
  • Labor intensive
Rubber Compression Molding


Qualiform molds both natural rubber and synthetic rubber which include:

  • Butyl
  • Colored Compounds
  • EPDM
  • Natural Rubber
  • Neoprene
  • Nitrile
  • SBR
  • Viton™
  • Fiber Molding

Qualiform Compression Molding

Qualiform Rubber Molding is a full-service rubber products manufacturer with more than 30 years of experience.

Depend on our rubber product manufacturing capabilities to meet the needs of the transportation, medical, electrical, plumbing, industrial, appliance, and aerospace industries.

We are here to serve all of your rubber molding needs!

Why should you choose Qualiform for Rubber Compression Molding?

– Trusted experience to solve your problems from design to price to delivery – try us!

– Short-runs with fast turnaround

– Competitive pricing on a variety of rubber parts

– We work with your tooling either from other molders or can purchase new tooling for you.       You always own the tooling so we keep you as a customer through outstanding performance and customer service.

– 3-shift/24-hour production for the quickest turnaround

– We aggressively monitor raw material costs to maintain the lowest possible pricing

– Green initiatives with repurposed rubber to reduce costs and save from landfills


Qualiform is the top U.S. rubber molder for custom rubber products that require special compounds and/or present unique design and molding challenges. We are experts when it comes to rubber molding services, compression molding, transfer molding, rubber to metal bonding and rubber injection molding.

Rubber Manufacturing Company Certifications

Certified to ISO 9001, we are dedicated to producing high-quality custom rubber molded products and will take the necessary steps to understand and ensure your project needs are satisfied. Please contact Qualiform for assistance with your rubber product development. Qualiform is the leading supplier of rubber molding services, compression molding, transfer molding, rubber to metal bonding, and rubber injection molding.

Our knowledgeable rubber compression molding staff will assist you with product development and design. Qualiform’s extensive rubber molding experience ensures we can meet your exact specifications. We work with you every step of the process to ensure the quality and materials meet your specifications.

Custom Rubber Manufacturers

Our technical staff is ready to assist you with all your custom rubber compression molding needs.

viton rubber seal

Viton rubber seal product.

EDPM Rubber Molding

EPDM seal created for commercial washing machine use.

custom rubber molded air gauge guard

Compression molded air gauge guard.

Automotive Injection Molding | Bumper for Suspension Applications | Automotive Rubber Molding

SBR natural rubber molded in a bumper for suspension application.

Compression Mold for Hospital Bed Tires | Custom Rubber Molding

Rubber tires customized for hospital bed use.

Types of Rubber Products we Manufacture

  • Rubber Molded Parts Manufacturers

  • Rubber Gasket Manufacturer

  • Rubber Grommet Manufacturer

  • Rubber Coated Rollers

  • Rubber to Metal Bonding Manufacturers

  • Aircraft Rubber Parts

  • Rubber Feed Rollers

  • Rubber Component Manufacturers

  • Medical Rubber Products

  • EPDM Molding

  • Custom Rubber Pads

  • EVA Rubber Molding

  • Molded Rubber Dock Bumpers

  • Rubber Grommet Shapes

  • High Density Custom Rubber Products

  • Small Rubber Products Manufacturers

  • Grommet Manufacturers USA

  • Anti Vibration Mounts Manufacturers

  • Molded Rubber Covers

  • Molded Rubber Bumper

  • Custom Rubber Parts Manufacturer

  • Rubber Blocks

  • Rubber Disc Manufacturer

  • Molding Rubber Parts

  • Vulcanized Rubber Products

  • Rubber Handle Manufacturer

  • Custom Rubber Rollers

  • Rubber Plugs Manufacturer

  • Custom Rubber Bumpers

  • Custom Rubber Parts

  • Custom Rubber Seals

  • Rubber Gaskets and Seals

  • Rubber Pulley Wheels

  • EPDM Rubber Products

  • EPDM Rubber Parts

  • Rubber Molded Products Manufacturers

  • Rubber Feet

  • Solid Rubber Cylinder

  • Rubber Coated Magnets

  • Watertight Gasket Manufacturers

  • Rubber Molded Products Manufacturers

  • Molded Rubber Shapes

  • Molded Rubber Grip

  • Rubber Rollers

  • Rubber Cylinders

  • Rubber Hinges

  • Steel Rubber Parts

  • Black Rubber Molding

  • Industrial Rubber Molding

  • Rubber Grommet Manufacturers

  • Custom Gaskets

  • Rubber Components

  • Molded Rubber Base

  • Custom Rubber Grommets

  • Expansion Bellows Rubber

  • EPDM Gasket

  • Custom Rubber Rollers

  • Molded Rubber Bumpers

  • L Shaped Rubber

  • Molded Rubber Gaskets

  • Rubber Thread

  • Molded Rubber Grommets

  • Flexible Rubber Cone

  • Quick Turn Molded Rubber Parts

  • Large Molded Rubber Parts

  • Molded Rubber Boots for Cylinder

  • Rubber Coated Products

  • Rubber Sleeves

  • Metal Backed Rubber Products

  • Flexible Rubber Rod

  • Rubber Stop Manufacturer

  • Custom Rubber Wheels

  • Precision Rubber Products

  • Rubber to Metal Molding

  • Rubber Profile

  • Neoprene Molder

  • Neoprene Molding

  • EPDM Gasket Manufacturer

  • Rubber Mounts

  • V Shape Rubber Gaskets

  • Rubber Bollards

  • Custom Rubber Machining

  • U Shaped Rubber Grommet

  • Rubber To Metal Vibration Mounts

  • Automotive Rubber Boots

  • A Better Process than Induction Bonding of Rubber To Metal

  • Molded Rubber Shore A40

  • Molded Gasket Shapes

  • Molded Rubber to Metal Bonding

Rubber Compression Molding FAQs

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 the material is unspecified or unknown, please describe the environment in which it will be used.

Qualiform Rubber Molding can assist in the initial design phase all the way through your final approval of the part.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Our Molding Capabilities

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

Qualiform Quality Assurance Program

Qualiform is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, and is committed to endorsing an effective program that will be responsible for every aspect of our processes so as to comply with customer requirements. Qualiform will evaluate and document to assure satisfaction with every product and service we provide

Our Customer Service

Qualiform is proud of their Customer Service Support. Our customer support provides authentic disclosure with every customer we serve. This includes follow-up with every customer, informing them of each step of the process, with detail-oriented, customer-conscious professionalism.

Competitive Pricing on Rubber Compression Molding Products

Competitive pricing is the result of evaluating every aspect required to produce the part. Whether through R&D, design, engineering or manufacturing, Qualiform analyzes the entire project scope to determine the best solution at the best price.

Experienced Work Force

The Qualiform leadership team offers 130 years of combined knowledge and experience in all disciplines of the rubber mold industry. Qualiform employees are a valued asset. Qualiform pledges a continued dedication to investing in the expertise of our employees so as to maintain a status of quality performance and leadership within the ever-growing rubber industry.


Our technical staff is available to answer any questions call (330) 336-6777, or submit a question through our Contact Form or Send Us a PDF.