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RESPONSIVENESS ~ FROM DESIGN TO DELIVERY™

  • Responsiveness - from Design to Delivery
    Custom Rubber Corp. has a trademarked mission statement, “Responsiveness – From Design to Delivery”, that is embodied within the company from the beginning design process all the way to delivery. Our product life cycle begins when you pick up the phone or email us at [email protected], and ask for a quote. We generally can quote you in less than two days - something you won't find in other rubber companies. Whether you have a solid model, a CAD model, a sample, or just an idea, our professional designers can optimize it for production quality and cost minimization. If you do not have a design prepared, our designers can send custom designs of what you may be looking for. We'll get your feedback and improve the design to your liking. Once the design is finalized, the 3D model can be used to make a mold. We can coach you through the entire process to make your idea a reality. If you have a design prepared, our Advanced Product Quality Planning team will work on optimizing your design for molding. Some designs are more challenging than others and finding the best materials and the right mold is as much an art as it is a science. A challenge is coming up with the accurate shrink percentage, as rubber does shrink after molding. As the complexity of the job increases so does the expertise required. Fortunately, our design, manufacturing, and process engineers have had many years of experience and are ready to tackle any challenge you can bring to the table. After the final mold design has been determined, it's sent off and made by our strategic partners. We then order the necessary rubber compounds to make the product. When the mold and rubber compound arrive, we are ready to start molding the rubber through our injection molding, transfer molding, and compression molding machines. Our manufacturing and processing engineers fine-tune each of the machines for the particular job adjusting the cure times, temperatures, and fill quantity to ensure optimized production. Additional variables are adjusting opening and closing speeds and clamp pressure. This process, if done carefully, can greatly optimize production time and reduce issues such as undercure, knit lines, non-fillls, and air traps. After molding all the parts, they are then finished via de-flashing. Depending on the product, we use hand trimming, tumbling, or cryogenic de-flashing. The finished product is then packaged and shipped out to wherever you need it. There you have it! Our entire product life cycle from start to finish! If you have any questions or want your rubber product molded, email us at [email protected] or call (216) 391-2928.
    Posted Thursday, March 13, 2014 by: Blog User
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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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