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  • What Does It Cost Manufacturers to Secure & Protect Intellectual Property Overseas?
    This article will explore the unexpected costs around preserving IP overseas, including the cost of securing patents and trademarks, enforcing IP rights and recouping losses from IP theft.…
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  • What's the Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Rubber?
    Natural and synthetic rubbers are essentially two halves of the same whole. But each half brings properties, advantages and uses unique to that type of rubber. Is one type better than another?…
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  • Mill Safety - New Video by ARPM
    Custom Rubber Corp. was one of the member companies that assisted Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) with the creation of a new, updated Mill Safety Video.  In the rubber processing world, the two-roll mill is a piece of equipment that requires a high level of attention to safety.  …
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  • The Overlooked Costs of International Business Travel For Manufacturers
    From initial airfare to transport employees to the opportunity cost associated with having key employees in different time zones All costs, hidden and clear, must be taken into account when deciding where to do business.…
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  • What’s the Difference Between Gaskets & Seals?
    Trying to understand the subtle difference between a gasket and a seal? Let us help! CRC's 20+ years of industry experience separates us from the rest.…
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  • The High Cost of Employing Manufacturers Outside the U.S.
    It is a common misconception that labor is flat-out cheaper in other manufacturing countries with a lower hourly wage. This article will explore the full labor cost equation and compare the true cost of labor in the U.S. to that of foreign nations.…
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  • Custom Rubber Corp. assists with revision to ARPM Rubber Handbook
    The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) released its new and revised ARPM Rubber Handbook (MO-1) on January 26, 2021. The ARPM Rubber Handbook provides a “universal language” for rubber manufacturers and their customers to express their exact requirements and specifications for rubber parts.  Custom Rubber Corp.'s technical team participated on the working group to make revisions, corrections, and updates to the latest edition.…
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  • New Laser Vision Inspection System
    Custom Rubber Corp. invested in upgraded vision system technology in order to find even more defects and go one step further to ensure our customers get perfect parts. The old system relied on traditional cameras and pixel definitions but couldn't measure height irregularitites and was adversly affected by dirt on the conveyor belt or changes in lighting. The new system uses laser distance calculations to effectively scan the part, create a 3D model of what it sees, and compare that model to the "acceptable" definition.  Read more....…
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  • Custom Rubber Corp. Upgrading and Expanding

    The Holidays brought new presents to Custom Rubber Corp.  A total of four new machines arrived December 23rd, just in time for the Holidays!
    Some of the machines are additional capacity, some are upgrades to machines that were old and needed to be replaced.  Custom Rubber Corp.'s commitment to our customers and our employees is to continuously upgrade our equipment to make sure every machine we run is dependable easy for operators to use.
     

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  • Custom Rubber Corp. continues to add new products and customers

    Custom Rubber Corp. continues to add new products and customers.  The website is a catalog of success - successes organized by industry and by application-product usage.  Some of the recent additions are in Automotive, Protective Cases, Rubber to Metal Bonding, Electronics, Round Gaskets and Seals, and more.

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  • More Part Examples Posted

    Custom Rubber Corp. has added two more part examples to the website.  Read on....

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  • Custom Rubber Corp. adds new Videos to YouTube channel

    Custom Rubber Corp. added five new videos to the company's YouTube channel.  All the videos will be used for instructional purposes during the shift-start meetings that take place every day. 

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  • Custom Rubber - Second Place, Educational Outreadh

    Custom Rubber Corp. won Second Place for the ARPM's Educational Outreach Award in late 2019.

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  • "Engineer for a Day" Tour

    On February 22, 2019, Custom Rubber Corp. hosted high school students for a day-long exposure to Engineering.  The event is organized annually by Cleveland State University and Custom Rubber Corp. has participated the last three years.  
    The tour event was also the first time Custom Rubber Corp. used a new audio tour guide system.  After winning a $750 prize associated with the "Educational Outreach" award from ARPM (Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers), CRC purchased a system of 10 receiving headphones and a microphone transmitter.  
     

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  • Custom Rubber Corp.'s Innovative Use of Vision Technology

    John Bellett presented at the Industry Benchmarking conference about Custom Rubber Corp.'s innovative use of vision technology, both for part inspection and also for mold safety. (Photo Courtesy of Creative Technology)

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  • Developing Next Generation

    Custom Rubber Corp. presented at the annual industry Benchmarking conference in Indianapolis back in October about their efforts to attract the next generation of folks to the manufacturing industry.

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  • Rubber News article: Custom Rubber Corp. hosts ARPM Tour

    The October issue of Rubber and Plastics News has a two page article discussing Custom Rubber Corp.'s approach to manufacturing employment and some technological investments the company has made.  The entire article is available here....

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  • Custom Rubber Corp. Tour

    On September 26, 2018, Custom Rubber Corp. hosted a tour of High School students from Warrensville Heights High School.  The students are in an Engineering and STEM class.  The students learned a bit about what makes manufacturing in general exciting and also some specifics about molding rubber.  At the end of the tour, the students were given a project....

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  • Custom Rubber - Building the Next Generation

    Custom Rubber Corp. is facing the same challenges many other companies are facing: Where can we find additional, dedicated employees who have some training?
    At Custom Rubber Corp., there is a movement to do something about it....

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  • Custom Rubber Corp Upgrades Quality Capabiltieis

    Custom Rubber Corp. has added significant quality inspection capabilities that utilize the latest in automated vision inspection equipment.

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  • Great Place to Work

    Custom Rubber Corp. released a new video sharing the experiences of employees.  Potential employees can watch to find out what kind of work environment Custom Rubber offers and see the type of work.  Custom Rubber Corp. is now hiring, $11.85 starting wage for night shift.

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  • Custom Rubber Corp. article in Inside Rubber Magazine

    Custom Rubber Corp. was featured in an article in the most recent Inside Rubber Magazine.  The article discusses the continuous improvement approach that Custom Rubber Corp. is taking with Mill Drills and Safety.

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  • Molded Round Seals / Molded Round Gaskets - How To

    Custom Rubber Corp. just updated and added information to the Round Molded Gasket / Round Molded Seals page.  The information includes the three primary ways to produce a round gasket or seal and what the advantages and drawbacks are to each.  Also discussed are three primary technical issues that are important to selecting the right type of round gasket and/or round seal.

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  • Colored Rubber Molding - How To

    Custom Rubber Corp. added content to its website with a host of information about molding colored rubber.  The information includes five reasons why Custom Rubber Corp. is one of the leaders in molding colored rubber products and four reasons why product developers, engineers, and companies in general should consider specifying a color other than black for their next rubber molded component. 

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  • Custom Rubber Grommets - How To

    When desigining a custom molded grommet, there are a number of things to consider.  Custom Rubber Corp. recently added detailed information regarding the issues or questions that need to be answered and an outline of how to work through the steps.

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  • Protective Case Design How-To

    Custom Rubber Corp. has added detailed, step-by-step information regarding how to design a custom silicone rubber protective case for your electronic device or instrument.

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  • Rubber Bellows Design How-To

    Custom Rubber Corp. added information related to designing molded rubber bellows and molded rubber convoluted boots.  Information is now available on the five steps or questions that designers need to consider when developing a custom molded rubber boot or bellow.

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  • New Look For Molded Rubber Products Website

    We're very excited about the recent launch of our new website. Much of the content is carried over - our old site had excellent illustrations of the types of products we make and customers we serve - but the look and feel of the site is much more up to date. We've included some larger photos showing some of our employees at work and have updated many of the product pictures.

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