Rubber Molding Resources

Qualiform’s staff offers countless years of combined experience in the rubber molding industry. Our knowledge and expertise allow us to help every customer create the perfect rubber components for their applications. We can make material, design, and processing recommendations at every stage of the process. Look through our rubber molding resources to learn more about the process and Qualiform’s unique capabilities:

How Do I Choose the Best Material for the Job?

If you want your rubber components to perform properly, you need to pick the ideal rubber compound, but this is not as easy as it sounds. To truly pick the best material, you need to have a complete understanding of how each compound would function in your industry. When selecting a rubber compound, you must take the following factors into account:

  • Industry
  • Design specifications
  • Environmental conditions
  • Operating temperature range
  • UV and chemical resistance
  • Installation methods

However, many rubber compounds have similar properties, so how are you supposed to know which one to choose?

Your first choice might be EPDM, which is not necessarily a bad choice. EPDM rubber is incredibly versatile and durable under the right conditions. It offers high resistance to UV, ozone, weathering, aging, and numerous corrosive chemicals, but if your industry involves exposure to oils and fuels, it is essentially useless.

Qualiform Rubber Molding helps you avoid any confusion with their full range of rubber compounds and material selection experts. Our team can provide you with professional recommendations based on the environmental conditions of your application. This means you never have to worry about choosing the wrong material for the job, and you always receive rubber parts that perform properly.

Why Choose Qualiform Rubber Molding?

Qualiform is a leading provider of precision rubber molding services for a wide variety of industries. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we can develop custom components for applications in the automotive, medical, electronics, and even aerospace industries. Whether injection molding, compression molding, transfer molding, rubber-to-metal bonding, or extrusion, we can design the ideal components of any project.

Qualiform has been creating custom rubber molding solutions for more than 40 years. We operate an advanced manufacturing facility with a staff that combines several years of experience in all areas of rubber molding. This allows us to meet and exceed the quality and performance standards of our clients.

Working with Qualiform also means you receive the fastest production and delivery in the rubber molding industry. Our facility operates on a 3-shift/24-schedule, so we can maintain quicker lead times with competitive pricing. This ensures you receive the parts you need, when you need them, at a price you can afford.

Factors Affecting Rubber Tolerances
Not sure which rubber materials and methods are best for you project? Contact Qualiform today to receive expert material recommendations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Qualiform has been molding rubber products since Akron’s industrial boom over 40 years ago. Today, Qualiform supplies companies all over the United States and Canada with the high-quality rubber parts they need.
If you would like a quote, please send us a print or sample of part for review. For added assistance in tooling, we ask that you include your estimated annual usage requirements. We also ask that you specify the material you need, and if you do not know which material you need, please describe your industry and application environment.

Qualiform has supplied customers in a diverse range of markets and industries, so you can trust us to develop parts for virtually any application. The industries we supply include:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Home Appliances
  • Electrical
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Material Handling
  • Medicine
  • Transportation

See our markets and industries page for more information.

Prototype tools take about 2-4 weeks, compression and transfer tooling take 6-8 weeks, and injection molding tooling takes 8-10 weeks. We understand that there are unique circumstances that require quicker lead times, and our tooling shop will work with you to meet your requirements to the best of our ability.
Existing tooling will fit into our presses most of the time, but there are some cases where minor tooling modifications may be necessary.

Qualiform acquires all tooling here in the United States, which allows us to maintain quicker lead times and readily respond to customer changes and requests.

Qualiform specializes in the design and production of custom rubber grommets, gaskets, seals, window glazing, and rubber extrusion profiles. Some parts we have designed include HVAC parts, power tool grips, automotive parts, medical tool grips, window seals, electrical safety equipment, and much more.
Qualiform can match any color requested for your custom rubber parts. We can work with our rubber suppliers to produce exact color matches.
Qualiform works with numerous supply chains to source the exact metal stamping or insert you need.