Frequently Asked Questions
|Q.||From what types of rubber materials does Custom Rubber Corp. make parts?|
|A.||Neoprene, Nitrile , Silicone, EPDM, Viton®, Butyl, SBR, and
|Q.||Does Custom Rubber Corp. make rubber parts from colors?|
Custom Rubber Corp. makes all rubber parts in colors such
as yellow, red, orange, blue, gray, purple, brown, and white. There is
even a glow-in-the-dark rubber material available.
Take a look at the colored rubber page on the website. It shows yellow protective boots, brown grommets, white bumpers and rollers, purple door stops, red dog toys, orange seals, blue medical handles and more. Some of these rubber components are specially matched to an exact Pantone color.
In addition to using colored rubber for aesthetics, sometimes color is
used to differentiate between materials or durometers, or very similar
sizes. One example is on our colored rubber page. The
photo entitled "Durometer Differentiation" shows a black grommet
that is 40+/-5 durometer and a gray grommet that is 50+/-5 durometer.
|Q.||Do you make any standard rubber parts?|
The only standard, off-the-shelf parts we make are listed
in the Product Line section of our website. We
own tooling to make rubber balls, rubber squeegees, rubber anti-vibration
pads, and a few other items.
The majority of the parts Custom
Rubber Corp. produces are made exclusively for our customers; we can
design and manufacture specific parts for your application if the catalog
parts just won't work.
|Q.||What is the process for getting a quotation?|
Please provide Custom Rubber Corp. with a blueprint, CAD
file, sample, or a sketch for your custom rubber component. We also require
some estimated volume requirements, and it is very helpful to understand
in what environment the part will be used so we can select the
We will have your quotation ready within 3 days.
|Q.||Do you have a specialty?|
At Custom Rubber Corp., we pride ourselves in our rubber molding
capabilities. We make parts that weigh a fraction of an ounce up to 5
pounds a piece. The industries we serve span a wide range of industries
and applications, enabling us to capitalize on lessons learned from other
projects and to continuously improve the service and quality we
deliver to all our customers.
specialties of ours are bonding rubber to metal, bonding rubber to plastic,
and fabric reinforced rubber.
|Q.||Do you outsource any work to overseas rubber manufacturers?|
|A.||No! Every part Custom Rubber Corp. makes is made in the
|Q.||Can you meet any special material requirements?|
|A.||Yes. Custom Rubber Corp. manufactures rubber components
to FDA, UL, NSF and many other specifications. In addition, Custom Rubber
can will meet any ASTM callout. If the environment is harsh but no standard
has yet been developed, Custom Rubber Corp. can formulate the compound
and develop an ASTM specification for you.
|Q.||I don't know what type of rubber to use.|
|A.||No problem. Tell us the application and the environment
and Custom Rubber Corp. will have the rubber made specifically for you.
|Q.||Can you help design the part?|
|A.||Absolutely. One of Custom Rubber Corp.'s specialties is
to help with the design of the part. We can design and do the CAD work
for our customers.
|Q.||Do you do Rapid Prototypes?|
|A.||Yes. If you need parts quickly that do not need to meet your exact material requirement Custom Rubber Corp. can have parts for you within 10 days. This is an exceptional alternative to reduce cost and accelerate lead time.|
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