Rubber Molding Manufacturer of Custom Parts
Lake Erie Rubber, a Custom Molding Manufacturer
Lake Erie Rubber is a custom rubber manufacturing company that was started in 1961. We supply custom rubber components mostly to the rail, construction, building vibration isolation, and oil and gas industries. In addition to the industrial sector we have experience in the designing and manufacturing of custom made rubber pet toys. Our goal is to grow Lake Erie Rubber to continue to improve the pay and benefits for our current employees, add more new jobs in Erie, and to be an Erie community asset.
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Your Full Process Partner from Design to Production
Lake Erie Rubber is a custom rubber part manufacturer specializing in injection, transfer, and compression molding. We respond fast to requests for quotes, and follow up requests with fast and accurate mold manufacturing and production. Our team is equipped to provide engineering and design support, as well as chemistry consulting on polymer composition to fit your product specifications. We have over 25 years of experience in supplying the most challenging industrial applications for major OEMs, and with our advanced interactive digital quality management system, our customers trust that their parts will be delivered on-time and with precision.
Injection Molding is when an uncured rubber strip is fed through a screw barrel into a heated, closed mold (the mold is specific to the part and may have multiple cavities). The screw pushes a measured amount of rubber through a system of gates and runners into the cavities. The pressure of the press holds the mold closed. The rubber is held in the heated cavity for a specific amount of time to properly cure the rubber into its final shape.
Compression molding is when a preform (specific size and weight of uncured rubber) is placed into the open mold. The heated mold (specific to the part) is then closed using hydraulic pressure. The rubber is held in the heated cavity for a specific amount of time to properly cure the rubber into its final shape.
Transfer Molding is molding is when a preform (specific size and weight of uncured rubber) is placed into the transfer pot. The ram is then closed pushing the uncured rubber through the runner and gate system into the part cavity. The pressure of the press holds the mold closed. The rubber is held in the heated cavity for a specific amount of time to properly cure the rubber into its final shape.
Engineering & Design
Rubber Part and Mold Engineering & Design
Lake Erie Rubber helps clients with material specifications, testing and validation, design for manufacturing, 3D printed prototyping, and product development. We have experience helping customers take an initial idea to a 3D prototype, and then to a finished product. This includes selecting the best material for the application, the appropriate molding process, and mold design. Lake Erie Rubber can also reverse engineer an existing product and develop a manufacturing plan for production.
Our entire team is focused on being quick to respond to our customers requests from product development to expediting production orders.
We only use thoroughly vetted and proven U.S. based suppliers for our raw materials and molds, in conjunction with our advanced digital QMS, to guarantee great performance and quality in the products we manufacture.
We understand that most customers do not have elastomer experts in house, so we offer support with design for manufacturing, material development, product development, material testing, and more.
We just started carrying [your rubber dog toys] at our doggie daycare, and wow, I haven’t seen a toy last longer than a few days in there and they have lasted several. The dogs love them, and we love them too, so we will continue to use and sell your products.
[Your rubber dog toys are] pit-bull approved! It’s indestructible and he started chewing on it immediately. It’s great for bored dogs at home or on car rides. Love it!
Good customized rubber products.
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