Commonly Asked Questions
Qualiform provides top-level customer service when it comes to metal to rubber bonding. We offer dependable and considerate communication by following-up with our customers and explaining specific details of each manufacturing process for varying products. Some FAQs can be found below. For additional questions, feel free to contact our technical staff!
How do I receive a quotation?
Please provide us with a sample or print of your part to be reviewed. To assist us in the tooling design, please include the estimate of your annual usage requirements. Also include the type of material, unless it is unknown or unspecified. In that situation, please describe the environment in which the tooling will be utilized.
Can Qualiform assist with the design of my custom rubber part?
If you desire, Qualiform will be there to assist you in your design process from the initial phase to the final step of approving your part.
What if I don’t know which polymer or durometer is best suited for my application?
Qualiform is capable of offering expert recommendations for polymers and an indication of your durometer requirements.
What is the lead-time when I place an order that requires a tool?
The average lead times vary by type of tooling.
- Prototype Tools: 2-4 Week Lead Time
- Compression or Transfer Molding: 6-8 Week Lead Time
- Rubber Injection Molding Tooling: 8-10 Week Lead Time
However, if you need an expedited tooling lead time, we are able to work with our tooling shop to meet your time requirements.
Is my tooling produced in the United States?
We purchase all of our tooling within the United States. This allows us to respond quickly to customer changes and work with faster lead-times.
What is Qualiform’s part lead-time?
A majority of our parts can be shipped out within 3-4 weeks from the receipt of the order, depending on the number of products.
Can Qualiform use existing tooling?
Tooling will fit into our presses in most cases. However, sometimes minor tooling modifications may be necessary.
Once I pay for the rubber molding tooling, who owns the tooling?
After we receive payment for the product, the tooling is the customer’s property. Tooling is custom to each customer’s specific design requests.
For rubber to metal bonding applications, can Qualiform source my metal components?
We work with a variety of supply chains to source required metal stamping or inserts.
Can Qualiform match my custom color requirements?
We work closely with our rubber supplies to obtain color matches that fit our customers’ specific requests.